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BENEFITING: Homeless Prenatal Program

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

Alex Matevish

THE STORY:

Howdy all, I'm excited to announce I'll be running the San Francisco half marathon on July 31st. This past March, after not running more than a mile in 24 years, I regrettably ended my streak and have since started running 4 times a week. Mostly up and down hills, as this is San Francisco and we only have hills, unreliable weather, and gentrification.

While I'm not worried about finishing (being 24 years old, in good health, and possessing dashing good looks), I am looking to make my run a little more meaningful by raising money for a good cause. The charity in question? The Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco. While only some of you reading this have been to SF in recent years, it is impossible to move around this city without seeing the human misery brought on by homelessness. It's an affront to human dignity, and its constant presence only serves to desensitize the soul.

Despite being a Democratic party stronghold, city hall and the state have been woefully incompetent at meaningfully helping those in need, and victims drift from shelter to street to the ER, and then back to the street. The Homeless Prenatal Program seeks to end this cycle by focusing efforts on at risk and homeless mothers, by offering supportive, non-judgemental case management, and helping clients to design a plan for health and self-sufficiency.

Many case managers are former clients themselves. HPP is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and I bike by their building daily, commuting to work. They've been working in the community to break the cycle of poverty for 25 years, and I'm proud to support their efforts.

Seeing as me finishing isn't the concern, I figured I needed to add an incentive. I'll be matching the first $500 donated, dollar for dollar, and I've started the pot at $100 to get the ball rolling.

Any donation, big or small, means a lot to me. Thank you very much.

- Alex Matevish

$1,110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alex Matevish

    $100

  • ron kappel

    $100

  • Andres Villegas

    $50

  • Karen de Forero and Rob and Jona Matevish

    $150

  • Dan and Michelle Stadler

    $60

  • Dan and Arlene Stadler

    $100

  • Pam Reese

    $100

  • Alex Matevish

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $50

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74% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $1,110 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Alex Matevish

Alex Matevish

DONATION: $400

1 year ago

Pam Reese

Pam Reese

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dan and Arlene Stadler

Dan and Arlene Stadler

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dan and Michelle Stadler

Dan and Michelle Stadler

DONATION: $60

1 year ago

Karen de Forero and Rob and Jona Matevish

Karen de Forero and Rob and Jona Matevish

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Andres Villegas

Andres Villegas

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

ron kappel

ron kappel

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Alex Matevish

Alex Matevish

DONATION: $100

1 year ago