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Marc Matyas' Fundraiser:

The Fresh Air Fund United Airlines NYC Half 2015

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BENEFITING: The Fresh Air Fund

ORGANIZER: The Fresh Air Fund

EVENT: 2015 United Airlines NYC Half

EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015

Marc Matyas

THE STORY:

Dear Family & Friends,

This year has been an amazing and somewhat surreal experience for me.  For those who don't know, I have struggled with weight my entire life, and in April of this year I began a radical personal journey towards a permenant solution.  In 6 months, I lost over 130 lbs due in large part to a rigorous diet and exercise regiment and a surgical procedure.  Through this combination of factors I continue to transform my physical appearance and with each day, hopefully, add quality years to my life.  The body's abilty to heal itself with proper care is truly remarkable.  

Now for the running part.  Prior to April, I was able to run a half mile in about seven minutes before my lungs felt like a furnace and my legs like stale bread sticks.  Through daily training, I have managed to build up to runs that last two hours and to distances that exceed 10 miles.  Never in my wildest did I ever think this to be possible, but I'm beginning to realize that possibility is the fuel that drives folks to do "impossible" things.  Hence, I am attempting my first half marathon in March of 2015.

I decided to run for a cause and signed up with the Fresh Air Fund to help give inner city kids the chance to be active and see the possibilities outside their immediate circumstances and experience the world in a whole new light.  I hope you will join me in support of this worthy cause and help me exceed my goal of raising $2000 by race day.

Thank you!

m2

$2,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • stacy shuster and jack stankey

    $50

  • Rich Ochsenreiter

    $25

  • Marcelo Wainberg

    $50

  • David Gastwirth

    $100

  • Ryan and Nina Kocher

    $30

  • Nelson Braff

    $100

  • Montes & Donna Piard

    $100

  • David and Reed

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • simone

    $40

  • joe

    $100

  • Taglialatella Galleries

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Robyn and Darryl Tombacher

    $75

  • Matt & Deb

    $100

  • Erica & Mark

    $200

  • John Doe

    $100

  • Kate and Mike Dunham

    $50

  • Jen and M@!

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dave & Kerri

    $30

  • David Kasell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • David and Reed

    $100

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107% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $42,694 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tiki Barber

Amount Raised

$4,030

Fundraiser Title

Heather Waite-Johnston

Amount Raised

$3,470

 

210% Raised of$1,655 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Allen

Amount Raised

$2,675

Fundraiser Title

Marc Matyas

Amount Raised

$2,130

 

107% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte Davey

Amount Raised

$2,115

 

128% Raised of$1,655 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shane Reid

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

103% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allen Spector

Amount Raised

$1,583

 

127% Raised of$1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aidan Gillespie

Amount Raised

$1,495

Donor Comments

David and Reed

David and Reed

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Marc - you're amazing. Well done mate. Dean & Amy & Wee ones 4 years ago

David Kasell

David Kasell

DONATION: $25

Go for it Marc! 4 years ago

Dave & Kerri

Dave & Kerri

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jen and M@!

Jen and M@!

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kate and Mike Dunham

Kate and Mike Dunham

DONATION: $50

Go Marc Go!!!! You are amazing!! 4 years ago

John Doe

John Doe

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Erica & Mark

Erica & Mark

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Matt & Deb

Matt & Deb

DONATION: $100

Kick ass bro. 4 years ago