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Team AmeriCares NYC 2013

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BENEFITING: Americares

ORGANIZER: Americares

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Brian Young

THE STORY:

"You say the hill's too steep to climb

Climb it

You say you'd like to see me try

Climbing

You pick the place and I'll choose the time

And I'll climb

The hill in my own way   

Just wait a while for the right day

And as I rise above the tree lines and the clouds

I look down, hearing the sound of the things you've said today."  

      - Fearless, Pink Floyd

 

To Family, Friends and Colleagues,
 
Sunday Nov 3... 8:00 pm... Sitting on a plane headed to Miami a few short hours after the race. My legs are shattered...hopefully I can walk unassisted off the jetway...we shall see....hahaha.
 
The marathon, what an experience. The weather was better than projected. Fortunately, the wind which was forecast to be heavy was a non-factor. The crowds were entertaining and hugely supportive. Coming off the 59th St. Bridge into Manhattan and finishing in Central Park, I can't describe the crowds and chorus of support greeting all the runners! I only wish down the homestretch in Central Park that I could have enjoyed it more. To say the last 3 miles was a test of will would be an understatement. I was tired and my legs were dead. At that point it was all in my head and my mind struggled to compensate for what my body wouldn't give me.
 
So how did I do....I'm pleased to say I beat my target of 4 hours and finished in 3:44:32. My colleague, Tom Bredahl, ran with me today and did fantastic too, finishing in 3:52:41.  Well done, Tom!
 
To say I'm happy would be an understatement. I ran hard early and hung on at the end for dear life, just barely!! This has been a phenomenal experience. I achieved a personal goal and blew past my 4 hour objective.
 
We raised a lot of money for AmeriCares... 104K for 2012's cancelled run and 135K this year.  THIS could not have been possible without the generous support from you. No one asked for their money back last year and many of you doubled down, after Sandy forced the cancellation of the event last year. I was a little reticent to go to the well again this year and ask for further support, but so many of you offered to donate again. Needless to say I am blown away by your generosity and I know AmeriCares is as well. We will keep the CrowdRise site open for another week for anyone still interested in contributing to AmeriCares.
 
http://www.crowdrise.com/americaresnyc2013/fundraiser/brianyoung1
 
I received words of encouragement and guidance from many of you. I am grateful to you for your blessings....your words carried me on race day.
 
I'm unsure if I will ever do this again. Sitting in this plane seat now I would say, are you freaking kidding me, no way! In a few months, who knows. Regardless if I do it or not I have you to thank for making this experience so special and rewarding. You have no idea how grateful I am.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brian
 
ps...I made it off the plane without assistance. Tomorrow morning, is perhaps another story. One thing is certain, I will sleep well tonight.

   

To: Family, Friends and Colleagues,

Here we are again! In less than one month the NYC marathon will take place and I will finally get my chance to run. My aim last year before Sandy tragically struck the NY area was to complete the race in under 4 hours. I felt good about my chances then and you would think with an extra year of training under my belt I’d feel more confident about beating 4 hours now, but sadly, I don’t. Training has been challenging with too much business travel and this body, approaching 50 years old, is fighting me hard. Anyway, I am excited to run and will give it my best shot.

I want to thank everyone who supported my race effort last year with their generous donations and inspiring words of encouragement. Thanks to all of you, we raised 104k for Americares, a portion of which went directly to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This year I am running again on behalf of Americares.  If you are interested in supporting my race effort and this worthy charity, please contribute through the following link.

Thank you for your generous support.

Warmest regards,

Brian

 

AmeriCares wrote -

Team AmeriCares is running the 2013 ING New York City Marathon with a goal to raise $100,000 for deliveries of lifesaving medical and disaster aid to help people in crisis.

Historically, since 2010, for every $1 donated, we are able to deliver $20 in aid.This means that if we reach our fundraising goal, we can deliverup to $3 millionworth of humanitarian relief!

You can help

Let’s get more planes flying and trucks rolling to help people suffering in the wake of extreme poverty and disasters like the Oklahoma City tornado, Hurricane Sandy, the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, the conflicts in Syria and Sudan.

 

About AmeriCares:

When disaster, poverty, or conflict causes human suffering, AmeriCares arrives on the scene with deliveries of crucial medicines and humanitarian aid.  Since 1982, we’ve sent $11 billion in aid to 164 countries.

Find out more about AmeriCares here: www.americares.org

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/americares
Follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Americares

$139,846

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris & Denice Reichle

    $100

  • Mike Wacek

    $1,000

  • Alan Schapiro

    $100

  • Roy Toppel

    $100

  • Tom Peppel

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ed and Karen Parsons

    $100

  • David & Cathy Green

    $250

  • Paul Markey

    $250

  • Alysa Wakin

    $100

  • Mike O'Halleran

    $2,000

  • AonBenfield

    $5,000

  • Danielle Westen

    $100

  • Denae Olmsted

    $75

  • Elise Ahearn

    $100

  • Centrex Underwriters

    $500

  • Andy Dickson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barry Coday

    $50

  • Paul F.

    $250

  • Chris Moore

    $50

  • Michael Sapnar

    $500

  • Andy Carvill

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Rob Hands

    $100

  • Jim Danbrowney

    $100

  • Motor Transport Underwriters (MTU)

    $1,000

  • Bill Farmer

    $150

  • Sally-Anne Beevers

    $150

  • anonymous

    $200

  • Susan & Gregg Remtko

    $150

  • Andrea Choi

    $50

  • John Goldsmith

    $150

  • Crystal Sala Doughty

    $178

  • Ethan and Tyler Yi

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Goode Family

    $500

  • Tom Wilson

    $50

  • Ed Sweeney

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jean M Willig

     

  • Patrick J. Brennan

    $100

  • Paul Howard

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John and Evelyn Zanin

    $100

  • Mike Gleeson

    $150

  • The Carey Family

    $500

  • Jeff McDonald

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • The Quinn Family

    $250

  • Newline Australia

    $125

  • Peter Lovell

    $250

  • Susan Jandorek

    $50

  • Hugo A. Cardona & Mercedes Cardona

    $150

  • OdysseyRe

    $15,677

  • Surety Partners of America

    $20,000

  • Neil Beaton

    $100

  • Steve & Kerry

    $250

  • Tom Gourlay

    $100

  • Bob Bennett

    $400

  • Peter and Judy Giglio

    $100

  • Vin Volpe

    $50

  • Jay Demeusy

    $500

  • JR Kingsley, N Chabot and Family

    $150

  • Marc Garganigo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Matthew Sheppard

    $100

  • Frank Peck

    $500

  • Chris and Patti Gallagher

    $500

  • James & Judith Migliorini

    $500

  • Ike

     

  • Tiffany & Enda McDonnell

    $250

  • Evelyn Drew

    $50

  • Joe Guglielmo

    $100

  • Terry Chavez

    $100

  • Debbie Irving

    $100

  • Aidan

    $150

  • Cristina Cortez

     

  • The Coerver Family

    $50

  • Wayne Adams

    $40

  • Janine Walter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David Woodcock

    $100

  • Didier Kore

    $25

  • Bradley Maltese

    $80

  • Robert Johnston

    $100

  • Bonnie Katubig

    $75

  • Ron Jacobs

    $50

  • Dale Douglas

    $100

  • Paco Zavala

    $100

  • Nisha Meghani

    $75

  • James Geffen

    $100

  • David Hearn

    $250

  • Nick Cook

    $100

  • Nick and Alice Bentley

    $1,000

  • Andre and Emmanuelle

    $100

  • Jung Yi

    $100

  • brian wimmer

    $100

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559% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $230,758 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Brian Young

Amount Raised

$139,846

 

559% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

AmeriCares Roadrunners

Amount Raised

$11,585

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Kuehner

Amount Raised

$10,930

 

109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Bredahl

Amount Raised

$10,683

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Chandler

Amount Raised

$9,682

 

194% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian O’Rourke Jr.

Amount Raised

$6,541

Fundraiser Title

Timothy OConnell

Amount Raised

$5,521

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susie Starr

Amount Raised

$5,440

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

brian wimmer

brian wimmer

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jung Yi

Jung Yi

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Andre and Emmanuelle

Andre and Emmanuelle

DONATION: $100

We knew you could do it, but you blew us away. Under 4 hours that's fantastic ! Aiming for 3 hours next year? 4 years ago

Nick and Alice Bentley

Nick and Alice Bentley

DONATION: $1,000

Great achievement to run 26.1 miles amazing achievement to do it in that time without the prep you would have preferred well done ! 4 years ago

Nick Cook

Nick Cook

DONATION: $100

Congrats on the great time and raising a lot of money for a worthwhile cause! 4 years ago

David Hearn

David Hearn

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

James Geffen

James Geffen

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nisha Meghani

Nisha Meghani

DONATION: $75

Great time and an amazing amount raised. Hope the legs are doing fine today... 4 years ago

Paco Zavala

Paco Zavala

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Dale Douglas

Dale Douglas

DONATION: $100

4 years ago