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AMAA YOUTH FUND TEAM 2014

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Emily Cunningham

THE STORY:

I'm Emily and I'm thrilled to be running the 2014 Boston Marathon to benefit the AMAA.

The marathon brings out the best in Boston- my family and I haven't missed one since I was born. I have fond memories of feeding the ducks as Wellesley, watching the elite runners and men dressed as giraffes alike speed by at BC, and marveling at thousands upon thousands crossing the finish line, triumphant. 

Running has been a huge part of my life since joining high school cross country- it's shaped everything from my social circles to my worldview. There is something so empowering about knowing that you can push yourself just a little farther, that you can escape from the real world for an hour and come back with a fresh perspective.

I ran Boston for the first time last year, and much like the entire city, was saddened angered by the events at the finish line. Angered for the senseless loss of lives and the emotional trauma inflicted on my friends and loved ones, but saddned because 2013 rebranded the marathon. Everyone copes with trauma in their own way, and for some it's important to remember 2013. I'm looking forward to remembering 1991-2012 and to creating memories in 2014 of feeding ducks, men dressed like giraffes, and finally crossing that finish line.  

The AMAA and I would love your support!

<3 Emily

 

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AMERICAN MEDICAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION wrote -

For the 2014 "RUN the Boston Marathon® with AMAA" program, we've partnered with CrowdRise to encourage AMAA members to unite and fundraise for our 2013-2014 "YOUTH FITNESS FUND." Just imagine the impact our group of medical and health professionals can have when harnessed to send a fitness message to the community in a fun and compelling way!
 

The Problem:  Over 30 percent of children ages six to 11 are overweight, 15 percent are obese, and three out of five children ages nine to 13 don't participate in sports or other coached physical activities outside of school. These overweight and unfit children are more likely to remain unhealthy in adulthood and have an increased risk for developing life-threatening medical conditions such as Type II diabetes and heart disease.

The Solution: The American Running Association (ARA) and its medical division, the American Medical Athletic Association, are united in efforts to deter youth obesity in the U.S. and promote higher levels of physical activity for school-age youth. Donations made to ARA and AMAA's Youth Fitness Fund will benefit national RUN A MILE DAYS, held annually in May. Funds will support distribution of free materials such as the 8-week walk/run training schedule and posters, as well as help with onsite activities during the week-long event. To learn more about the program, go to www.runamile.org.

The ARA and AMAA also host an annual cross-country championship for middle schoolers through high school students from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This event, held in November, is entering its eighth year and has grown to over 500 participants.

Support for the ARA/AMAA Youth Fitness Fund will help expand the organizations' efforts to increase the number of grass-roots youth running events nationwide.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,698

MONEY RAISED
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  • Albus Dumbledore

    $25

  • Adam Edstrand!

    $20

  • The Kenneally Family

    $55

  • Jim Cunningham

    $100

  • Ginny Boddie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pete Davis

    $15

  • Nai Kalema

    $15

  • Carina Fish

     

  • The Cookie Monster

    $100

  • Peggy Cunningham Dalton

    $25

  • Matthew Conlon and Corinne Fortin

    $30

  • The Harvard Coop

    $50

  • Smog Gazer 69

    $25

  • Nom nom nom

     

  • Mr. E

    $100

  • Anne barrett and Martha Robertson

    $50

  • Mom

    $50

  • Jack D

    $100

  • Paul & Margaret Taylor

    $50

  • me & Annie

    $100

  • Cheryl & Jim Moloney

    $25

  • Ana L.

    $15

  • Charu

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $178

  • Rebecca Smith

     

  • Picante Mexican Grill

    $26

  • Emily Cunningham

    $412

  • Peter & Linda Braun

    $13

  • Gail Cody

    $5

  • Richard & Ellen Mirabile

    $26

  • Judith & Frank Strauss

    $26

  • Carole Baltucci

    $20

  • Judith & Frank Strauss

    $26

  • Cafe Kiraz

    $25

  • Big E

    $25

  • Christian Stober & Becky Coffman

    $20

  • The Westerlund Family

    $25

  • Sweeney

    $26

  • Ed & Debbie

    $100

  • Mark Kosmo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sindhu P

    $15

  • Grimanis Fam

    $20

  • mary grimanis

    $25

  • Jess and Amit

    $20

  • Brian MacKenzie

    $20

  • Francis J. Maher

    $50

  • Robin J. Maher

    $500

  • Emily Cunningham

    $252

  • AVO Fence & Supply, Inc.

    $50

  • Olden's Pharmacy

    $25

  • Debra & David Smith

    $25

  • Susan & James Cunningham

    $25

  • Cristina K Adams

    $27

  • Emily Cunningham

    $165

  • Brady's INC.

    $50

  • Hippy Coop Fund

    $20

  • Eastern Bank

    $100

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92% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $306,887 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Susanne Handling

Amount Raised

$8,316

 

208% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Minesh Patel

Amount Raised

$6,343

 

127% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Flynn

Amount Raised

$5,650

 

141% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frank Massari Jr

Amount Raised

$5,305

 

133% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeremy Michaelson

Amount Raised

$5,300

Fundraiser Title

Stuart Bresee

Amount Raised

$4,925

 

107% Raised of $4,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

susan pereles

Amount Raised

$4,909

 

123% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Siegel

Amount Raised

$4,875

Donor Comments

Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Hippy Coop Fund

Hippy Coop Fund

DONATION: $20

<3 <3 <3 4 years ago

Brady's INC.

Brady's INC.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Emily Cunningham

Emily Cunningham

DONATION: $165

4 years ago

Cristina K Adams

Cristina K Adams

DONATION: $27

4 years ago

Susan & James Cunningham

Susan & James Cunningham

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Debra & David Smith

Debra & David Smith

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Olden's Pharmacy

Olden's Pharmacy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

AVO Fence & Supply, Inc.

AVO Fence & Supply, Inc.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Emily Cunningham

Emily Cunningham

DONATION: $252

4 years ago