ranyaelias's profile image - click for profile

Ranya Elias' Fundraiser:

Run For HOPE: HOPE Mobile Health Clinic

Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo
Ranya's Photo

BENEFITING: HOPE ASSOCIATION

ORGANIZER: HOPE ASSOCIATION

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2016

Ranya Elias

THE STORY:

HOPE ASSOCIATION wrote -

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Project Overview

The ultimate mission behind this campaign is to raise $1,000,000 to retrofit 2 mobile home RVs and create 2 brand new state of the art pediatric mobile health clinics that will operate and serve some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington DC and Los Angeles, CA.

This specific fundraiser is focused on Phase 1 of the effort, with the goal to raise $250,000 to fully retrofit and construct 1 pediatric mobile health clinic, including all medical equipment and supplies.

To raise awareness and funding for this effort, we have enlisted the help of ultramarathon runner, and HOPE volunteer, Levi Rizk, to run 3,000 miles across the United States in 100 days, starting on September 10th. Levi will run alongside the RV through 9 major US cities where events will be held as the RV and Levi, along with his wife and young child, travel from Los Angeles to Washington DC.

Think about that: 1 man, 3,000 miles, 100 days. Running 40 miles a day, stretching himself beyond what is humanly possible in order to bring hope and healing to so many in need. He’s doing his part, and we need you to do your part!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$735

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Paul Foderaro

     

  • Marcus

     

  • Lil Erd

     

  • Sheri

     

  • Giao Nguyen

    $50

  • Henry Malone

    $50

  • Hannah

     

  • Marcus C

    $100

  • Lil Slothy

    $100

  • JP Garcia

    $25

  • bob kane

    $50

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

105% Raised of$700 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

Donation Perks


$10

• Downloadable Graphic "Run For HOPE"

*while supplies last

$25

• Twitter Shoutout

• Downloadable Graphic "Run For HOPE"

*while supplies last

$50

• Twitter & Instagram Shoutout

• Downloadable Graphic "Run For HOPE"

*while supplies last

$100

• $25 Promo Code for HOPE Leadership events nationwide, as well as exclusive Run for HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• Twitter & Instagram Shoutout

• Downloadable Graphic "Run For HOPE"

*while supplies last

$250

• $50 Promo Code for HOPE Leadership events nationwide, as well as exclusive Run for HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• Social Media Shoutout (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)

• Downloadable Graphic "Run For HOPE"

*while supplies last

$500

• $75 Promo Code for HOPE Leadership events nationwide, as well as exclusive Run for HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• 30 min. Group Google Hangout with Levi & HOPE Director

• HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• Social Media Shoutout (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)

*while supplies last

$1,000

• $250 Promo Code for HOPE Leadership events nationwide, as well as exclusive Run for HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• 30 min. Private Google Hangout with Levi & HOPE Director

• Social Media Shoutout (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)

• Framed Certificate of Appreciation

*while supplies last

$5,000

• $500 Promo Code for HOPE Leadership events nationwide, as well as exclusive Run for HOPE merchandise including wristbands, water bottles, and t-shirts

• 60 min. Private Google Hangout with Levi & HOPE Director

• Exclusive Social Media Shoutout's (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)

• Framed Certificate of Appreciation

*while supplies last



My name is Levi Rizk. I run ultramarathons. I am of Egyptian background and am a Coptic Orthodox Christian, who lived half my life in Egypt and half my life in the US. I spent some time in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Florida before moving to Virginia in 2013. I am married to Mandy Rizk, and we have one daughter who was born in September of 2014. I took my first job as a family physician in Virginia, and we have been here ever since. Before I start explaining this running thing. I have a disclaimer. There is nothing special about me. I am a regular person, just like you or anyone for that matter. I didn’t even know anything about running until 10 years ago or so. I didn’t grow up being athletic. Growing up in Egypt, the resources were simply just not available, nor did anything like running exist that I knew of at least. As you will see the more I explain, this simply is that God has given me the ability to do something only He can do and I know He only allows me to do it for His glory and purpose.

I have only been running for a little over 10 years now. In fact, the only time I ran, was when I was in trouble at home. I didn’t know what a marathon meant until I was over 20. I ran my first marathon a year later. Since then, the journey progressed to multiple marathons, and a few years later I learned about ultramarathons. In a nutshell, an ultra is any distance that goes beyond the 26.2 miles typically run in a marathon. I never imagined I could do, or be a part of, anything like that. I hate saying how many races I’ve done, or talking about it in general. I always have this fear that I’m making this about me, and my wife is always reminding me that by hiding what God has done or is doing, it is the same as bragging about it. He has the ability to do anything in us when we are willing, but if I don’t share it, I am keeping it all for myself and my glory, just as if I was broadcasting it for my own benefit. It’s much harder for me to share this than if no one in the whole world knew I did it.


Levi with his wife, Mandy, and daughter, Irie

This September, I will be embarking on my greatest challenge yet: a run across America in just under 100 days. I will be running over 3,000 miles and over 40 miles/day for 3 consecutive months. This will be unlike anything I have ever attempted before. Truthfully, I don’t know if my body can hold up to such an extreme and grueling task but there is only one way to find out. At the end of the day, this run and this campaign is NOT about me. It’s about the work that God is doing through an organization I believe in. The HOPE Association has dedicated their mission to meeting some of the greatest needs in our community and through their dedication to children in need, thousands of children will find hope and healing who otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to find it. That’s what this campaign is about. It’s about the inspiration of a nobody like myself inspired to accomplish something so much bigger than myself for His glory and His work. It’s about the knowledge that my irrelevant passion for running can be used for such an amazing work and it is my hope that my passion may inspire your passion and together, we can meet people’s greatest needs using our God-given greatest passions.



The mission of the HOPE Mobile Health Clinic (HMHC) is to improve access for underserved children to comprehensive services necessary to achieve better health care. This mission is based on the belief that every child, regardless of his/her financial means, deserves high-quality, comprehensive, continuous health care, delivered in a respectful, caring and family centered environment- a "medical home." Our pediatric mobile clinic will achieve this mission by delivering primary medical care to children, age birth to 21 years, directly in their neighborhoods at no direct cost to their caregivers. While providing primary medical care is our principle focus, we hope to incrementally expand our programming in future years to include mental health and social services, education, and advocacy. Only by working as a professional team, can we hope to provide our patients with the services they need.




For Phase 1 of this project, the goal is to raise $250K, which will allow us to fully retrofit and construct the first pediatric mobile health clinic, including all medical equipment and supplies, and get it up and running. We believe it to be most prudent to complete this effort in manageable phases in order to provide the services as efficiently and quickly as possible. For a breakdown of where your money goes for phase 1, and what’s included, please see the chart below.

Our overall goal for this effort is to raise $1 million to fully create and staff 2 pediatric mobile health clinics to serve in Washington DC and Los Angeles, respectively. This number is based on significant cost estimates and analysis for the full cost of creating, staffing, and maintaining these clinics. For a detailed look at the breakdown of the budget for the full project, see the budget below.









On his journey, Levi will be accompanied by a production crew who will be filming his entire experience in the hopes of creating a full length documentary on the journey.

Along the way, Levi will be making 9 stops in major cities across the U.S. and holding pop-up events at each stop. So be sure to follow us on social media to know when Levi, and the RV are coming through your city!

We hope that through learning about our passion project here, we've been able to inspire something inside of you to join us. We can't make this dream a reality without your support and we invite you to join our team and help us bring hope and healing to so many children in need. You can help us by:
1) Making a financial contribution to our campaign
2) Creating your own page on CrowdRise and joining our campaign team as an official ambassador for HOPE
3) Following us on our official social media pages
4) Visiting us in person at our upcoming local events during the run across America
5) Sharing our campaign with those in your networks who you believe would be inspired by our mission and who want to make a difference









We at The HOPE Association would like to thank our generous sponsors for their continued support and investment in this cause of making healthcare accessible to children in need. Thanks to their generosity, the dream of bringing hope and healing to so many will become a reality.




The Team: $138,163 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

HOPE ASSOCIATION

Amount Raised

$87,870

 

35% Raised of$250,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Messeh

Amount Raised

$21,580

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Girges

Amount Raised

$10,050

 

50% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Levi Rizk

Amount Raised

$4,783

Fundraiser Title

Mary & Mark Danial

Amount Raised

$3,555

Fundraiser Title

Maged Sharabi

Amount Raised

$1,550

Fundraiser Title

Joyce Lancen

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

150% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mino Mosad

Amount Raised

$1,150

Donor Comments

bob kane

bob kane

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

JP Garcia

JP Garcia

DONATION: $25

:) 3 years ago

Lil Slothy

Lil Slothy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marcus C

Marcus C

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Hannah

Hannah

3 years ago

Henry Malone

Henry Malone

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Giao Nguyen

Giao Nguyen

DONATION: $50

What a great cause 3 years ago

Sheri

Sheri

3 years ago

Lil Erd

Lil Erd

On behalf of Ranya Elias 3 years ago

Marcus

Marcus

3 years ago