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Pilar Arthur-Snead's Fundraiser:

a.i.r. nyc's 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Team

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Pilar was featured on Elaine Houston's Today's Women
April 13, 2017

The story aired today @5:30 and will re-run on Sunday Morning @ 6am.   It will also be up on WNYT's website under Today's Women after it  See more
Pilar Arthur-Snead

THE STORY:

About Me:

In 2017, I have taken on the challenge to run my first marathon. That's 26.2 miles, just in case you did not know! Here's why:

I have suffered with asthma my entire life. I was diagnosed around about the time I was 11 years old. I began taking an inhaler and through my childhood my asthma was more or less controlled. Then, as I moved into adulthood it seems like I had no need for asthma medication (at least in my mind any way), so I simply stopped taking it. I had also picked up the nasty habit of smoking during my college years so this was not ideal for lungs either. 

After several years of going through acute bronchitis each winter season and having a few terrible "episodes", we’ll call them, I finally got my act together and went to see a doctor about get my asthma better managed. The whole thing with asthma is that if it IS managed, we can lead healthy and active lifestyles. I know from personal experience that education, a treatment plan, and a good system of support for encouragement of maintaining control of this disease are so important.

In the summer of 2015, my husband and I were looking for a way to get active again, so we joined a couch to 5k program. It was tough. I – we – could barely get around the track! But our coach was patient and knowledgeable and since those first jaunts, I, along with my husband, have completed several 5K's, a 10K, a 15K and last year in the fall of 2016 I completed my first Half Marathon. I never thought I could do anything like this...I was never very interested in fitness but suddenly, in my 40's (I am 45 years old!), running has become a part of my life and a habit that I (we) have embraced. 

I have been accepted to represent a.i.r. NYC as a charity runner. This NYC Marathon will be my first Marathon since beginning running only over a year ago. I wanted the NYC Marathon to be my first because the atmosphere and the people of NYC are fun and encouraging especially for this race. It is honor and a pleasure to support a.i.r NYC given my own personal challenges with asthma. To run, in the service of children (with asthma) who may think or feel they can't do something because of this disease, to show that they can not only get their asthma under control, but also show them that maybe someday they can run a marathon too is AMAZING!

FUND FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK INC wrote -

a.i.r. nyc keeps asthmatic children healthy, in school, and out of the hospital. Too often kids with asthma are left on the sidelines. But they don't have to be. With properly controlled asthma, asthmatic kids can stay in the game. a.i.r. nyc is proud to be an Official Charity for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Our team of runners is making a difference in the lives of thousands of asthmatic children in the Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn. Since 2001, a.i.r. nyc has been helping asthmatic children and their families manage this chronic disease. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and academic achievement of asthmatic children, helping families break the revolving cycle of poverty that is worsened by chronic disease. Asthma is the number one reason children miss school and it's the number on reason they are hospitalized. a.i.r. nyc is fiscally sponsored by the Fund for the City of New York, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. To find out more, please visit: www.air-nyc.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,226

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy G

    $26.20

  • Sam Miller

    $25

  • Welcome!

    $450

  • Jonathan Richardson

     

  • Mike Lawrence

    $25

  • The Bangels

    $50

  • Laura Munkres

    $25

  • Jennifer Rexius

    $25

  • Karen Fox

    $25

  • Penny Smith-Bogert

    $50

  • Yesnith Edwards

    $25

  • Marianne Yanosik

    $108

  • Pilar Arthur-Snead

    $62

  • Sybil R.Schwartzbach,LMT

    $25

  • Amrita Nadi

     

  • Rosy Sunshine

    $50

  • Sean Savery

    $100

  • Julie Scheidegger

    $50

  • Alison Allen

    $15

  • Addy Haberbush

    $30

  • Rene Zeh

    $25

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41% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,001 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Pilar Arthur-Snead

Amount Raised

$1,226

 

41% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hasani Powell

Amount Raised

$775

 

26% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

FUND FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK INC

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rene Zeh

Rene Zeh

DONATION: $25

6 days ago

Addy Haberbush

Addy Haberbush

DONATION: $30

1 week ago

Alison Allen

Alison Allen

DONATION: $15

1 week ago

Julie Scheidegger

Julie Scheidegger

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Sean Savery

Sean Savery

DONATION: $100

Kick ass Pilar! Thanks for sharing your story...you've motivated me to get active myself. 2 weeks ago

Rosy Sunshine

Rosy Sunshine

DONATION: $50

You are an INSPIRATION!!! 3 weeks ago

Amrita Nadi

Amrita Nadi

To the wonderful Pilar! Inspiring others to go beyond their limits! 3 weeks ago

Sybil R.Schwartzbach,LMT

Sybil R.Schwartzbach,LMT

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Pilar Arthur-Snead

Pilar Arthur-Snead

DONATION: $62

3 weeks ago

Marianne Yanosik

Marianne Yanosik

DONATION: $108

3 weeks ago