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Oxfam at the NYC Marathon 2015

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BENEFITING: OXFAM

ORGANIZER: OXFAM

EVENT: 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Lisa Xu

THE STORY:

Almost a year ago, I wrote:

I am nowhere near marathon qualifying pace and I'm nowhere near marathon distance, but after running in the best and the worst conditions, I know I'll be able to run 26.2 miles. Maybe it will be at a snail's pace and maybe I'll cross the finish line 10 minutes before they close everything up. But at least I won't have the mental road block that keeps telling me "I can't."

I was living in Boston during the 2013 Boston Marathon and while I wouldn't have considered myself a runner, I was moved by the running community. To see everyone come together was truly touching.

I made it a goal to be able to run 26.2 for those who can't and in memory of those we lost on Partriot's Day 2013. I'm not fast so my goal for the 2015 NYC Marathon is to finish, upright, on my own two feet.

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OXFAM wrote -

Oxfam is on a mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. We start by asking questions and challenging assumptions. What are the root causes of poverty? What can we do to change the power dynamics that keep people poor? These questions inform the four categories into which our work falls:

Saving lives: Oxfam assists the poorest communities when disaster strikes, but is also working to ensure greater local resilience and the capacity of local responders and governments to deliver disaster response.

Programs to overcome poverty and injustice: Oxfam invests in programs to help people assert their rights so that they can improve their lives.

Campaigning for social justice: Oxfam works to change the laws and practices that keep people trapped in poverty.

Public education: As part of our efforts to overcome poverty, Oxfam works to change the way people think about poverty and its causes.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Nearly one out of every three of us lives in poverty.
But we see a future in which no one does.

The way we see it, poverty is solvable­­—
A problem rooted in injustice.
Eliminate injustice and you can eliminate poverty.
We’re not saying it will be quick or easy,
but it can be done.
We won't patch a problem and then disappear.
We won't stand by silently and watch others suffer.

Instead, we stand together against injustice.
We recognize our responsibility to hold the
powerful accountable.
We see people’s power to change their lives.

It disturbs us that in a world as rich as ours,
many of us go hungry or don’t have clean water.
Many of us can’t claim our human rights.

It’s wrong.
And together we aim to do what’s right.
Oxfam. Right the wrong.

$3,300

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102% Raised of $3,250 Goal

The Team: $65,879 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Luke Sanders

Amount Raised

$7,540

 

232% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

OXFAM

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

8% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jude Volek

Amount Raised

$3,913

 

112% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Wildman

Amount Raised

$3,885

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Piet Eeckhout

Amount Raised

$3,754

 

116% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nick Taylor

Amount Raised

$3,651

 

112% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jay Chou

Amount Raised

$3,302

 

102% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Xu

Amount Raised

$3,300

 

102% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Donor Comments

lauren

lauren

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Sherry Kim

Sherry Kim

DONATION: $20

You are amazing!! Good luck with the marathon!! :) 3 years ago

Merry Mathes

Merry Mathes

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Adrienne

Adrienne

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Debby

Debby

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jessica

Jessica

DONATION: $35

3 years ago