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Achilles NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.

ORGANIZER: Achilles International Inc.

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Jenn O'Connell

THE STORY:

I am looking forward to the challenge of running my first marathon on November 3, 2013, 26.2 miles around the greatest city in the world.  

I am fundraising for Achilles International.  Achilles International helps disabled athletes participate in athletic events like road races (5ks, half & full marathons) and triathlons.  Over the last two years, I have been running in local and national races in which Achilles athletes are often participants.  

As an Achilles volunteer, I guide runners in Central Park on Tuesday evenings by navigating the course and the crowds.  I'm impressed every week by the athletes and volunteers that are there to spend the evening together despite rainy nights, high temperatures and the Harlem Hills.  Whether we are enjoying the shade of the big loop, huffing up Cat Hill or sprinting the last block up to 90th street (not my choice :)! ), a good workout is shared by everyone.  These athletes do not let their disabilities hinder their spirits or their successes.  

Being a part of Achilles has reminded me how important it is to persevere.  I am not the fastest or the smartest, but I feel fortunate that I have always been able to put my nose to the grindstone and get it done.  I think marathon training will suit me :).  I am looking forward to, and a bit nervous about, the challenge. 

Achilles mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. 

Please support me, Achilles International and over 200 disabled athletes participate in the NYC 2013 marathon.  Your contribution will assist Achilles in their mission.

$6,493

MONEY RAISED
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  • John O'Connell

    $250

  • Robin Cohen

    $45

  • Julie Betts

    $50

  • Sarah Jacoby

    $150

  • scott mooney

    $100

  • Laura Mtharu

    $50

  • Shelly Geppert

    $25

  • Elissa Pichulik

    $18

  • Jeremy Protas

    $262

  • Dara Cattani/Weiss

    $50

  • Elizabeth Moss

     

  • Nicole & Andrew Chamberlain

    $50

  • Jeannette dos Santos

    $50

  • Tim

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve and Miles Cohen

    $50

  • Kaitlin Herlihy

    $26

  • Dee Dowling

    $25

  • Janice O'Connell

    $100

  • Hortons

    $150

  • Clint Mehall

    $50

  • Corey Schneps

    $25

  • Moira E. Casey

    $150

  • Judith Rifkin

    $100

  • Bob Brundige

    $50

  • krista furlong

    $25

  • Simon

    $50

  • Beth

    $50

  • The Burns Family

    $100

  • Briana Denney

    $50

  • Lillianna Grace :)

    $100

  • Karen & Matt Bleakley

    $50

  • Carolina Mendez

    $45

  • Kelly Wardlow

    $15

  • Ethan & Melissa Sylvester

    $50

  • Jess, BY, Harper Rae

    $100

  • Art & Pat Ferro

    $50

  • Lauren Goldsand

    $25

  • Fabs

    $20

  • The Gregor Family

    $100

  • Carolyn Wendrowski

    $100

  • Oleg

    $50

  • Sue FitzGerald

    $50

  • Sare Eustaquio

    $30

  • Yana Pechersky

    $100

  • Lynn Muckerman

    $50

  • Francesca Carra

    $25

  • Olivia Sohmer Rosenbaum

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Pat & Ed Dobbins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Rebecca Heather Burris

    $25

  • Heidi

    $36

  • CAROLYN SPECHT

    $50

  • Erin Donovan

    $50

  • Byrne Family

    $20

  • Alicia Mayer

    $50

  • James and Kristen Pollina

    $100

  • Katie Dooley

    $15

  • Laurae & Tim

    $25

  • Vicky and Wade Nobles

     

  • Cliff Davidson

    $50

  • Julia Soto

    $25

  • Malcolm

    $100

  • Agnes Irene

    $50

  • Lea Argenti

    $25

  • Jill, Nick, Lea & Nicholas

    $100

  • Lauren Hill

    $50

  • KK

    $50

  • Kristin Garris

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Leslye Davidson

    $50

  • J2

    $50

  • Nikki & Heath Waldorf

    $25

  • Nicky and Chris Thom

    $100

  • John Economou

    $100

  • Gina LaMonte

    $50

  • Schlatter Family

    $50

  • Suzanne & Tim Crowe

    $25

  • Tali Burns

    $100

  • Kendra Roberts

     

  • njr

     

  • Rebecca

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rebecca Regan

    $20

  • Katie Tiernan

    $60

  • Patrick O'Connell

    $25

  • Dustchin Rock

    $50

  • The Dagostino Family

    $50

  • Jim T.

     

  • JOC

     

  • Claire Taylor

    $40

  • Carla Sylvester

     

  • Judy Moretto

    $25

  • Rosemary

    $26

  • Naomi Johnson

    $50

  • Melissa Phillips

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

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123% Raised of $5,262 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jenn O'Connell

Amount Raised

$6,493

 

123% Raised of $5,262 Goal

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Evan Lorey

Amount Raised

$3,259

 

109% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carey Fox

Amount Raised

$3,119

Fundraiser Title

Harry Farrell

Amount Raised

$3,040

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Amount Raised

$1,775

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlin Severini

Amount Raised

$725

 

24% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Maggie Cordova

Amount Raised

$254

 

8% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Achilles International Inc.

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Melissa Phillips

Melissa Phillips

DONATION: $50

I am so proud of you Jenn! Amazing Job! 4 years ago

Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Rosemary

Rosemary

DONATION: $26

Because 26.30 would just be crazy ;) 4 years ago

Judy Moretto

Judy Moretto

DONATION: $25

Yayyy Jenn!!!! have a great race, and have fun!!! 4 years ago

Carla Sylvester

Carla Sylvester

Go, Jenn! You rock! 4 years ago

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

JOC

JOC

4 years ago

Jim T.

Jim T.

4 years ago

The Dagostino Family

The Dagostino Family

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!!!! You will do great :) 4 years ago