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Emily Johnson and Matt Daniels' Fundraiser:

Back on My Feet NYC 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Emily Johnson and Matt Daniels

THE STORY:

So in this small space, I am expected to write a paragraph or 2 explaining to you about this amazing organization that Matthew and I are raising money for, called Back on My Feet. The hope is that you will then begin to understand the value in this organization, and feel the desire to make a donation. The problem is, I cannot write a paragraph or two, or 10, that would even begin to describe to you what Back on My Feet truly does, or the lives it changes.

 

Two days a week my alarm clock goes off at 3:30am, but these mornings I don't hit the snooze button. Instead I quietly slip out of bed, and tip toe around to avoid waking the sleeping baby, and the rest of the household. I get dressed in my running gear, lace up my sneakers and head out the door for my 45 minute commute. I don't need to be there until 5:45, but I know how important it is for me to arrive at least 20 minutes early. Anyone who knows me, knows two 2 distinct things about me: 1.) I am not a morning person, and 2.) I am perpetually running late. But there are simply no excuses on these mornings; any other day you can hit the snooze button, or take just a little too long getting ready. Maybe you'll be 5 minutes late, maybe 15. You send a text, make a call, or arrive to your destination and simply explain that you hit traffic, or whatever little white lie forgives your tardiness. But you see, on Wednesdays and Fridays none of those everyday excuses will work. It's dark and it's cold out as I walk to my car, but none of that matters this morning. As I'm driving the 45 minutes to my destination, individuals are already awake, already dressed, waiting on me to arrive. The relationship and trust I have built with these men and women is based solely on one thing- me showing up for them.

I get off the highway, and make my way through the stoplights. As I take my final turn down a dimly lit road, the clock reads 5:16am, and the thermometer on my dashboard tells me it's only 19 degrees out. And as I approach the parking lot, there is a group of men gathered on the corner. They look up, recognize my car, and immediately smile and wave. So why on this freezing cold morning in March are these men standing on a street corner, instead of still asleep in a warm bed? The simple answer is because they are my teammates; we belong to the same running club, and they happen to have arrived early. But you see, this is not simply a "running club"...

Now is when I think it would be best for me to let Anne Mahlum, the amazing woman who founded the organization; tell you in her own words, what Back on My Feet is all about...

 

I ask that you take the time to watch this video, from start to finish, and I believe you will then have a small glimpse into this world that I feel so blessed to be a part of. ❤

 

https://youtu.be/q2lhrGgwdSI

 

Matthew and I look forward to you sharing in the journey of our training for the 2017 NYC Marathon.

They say "Every runner has a reason." We also look forward to sharing with you our own personal backgrounds, what running has taught us, and why it is that we run…

We genuinely appreciate each and every donation, whether it is $1 or $100- you have contributed to someone finding their self worth, discovering themselves again, and feeling confident enough to take those 'Next Steps.'

And as we know to be true, that happens One Day at a Time, and One Step at a Time...

 

 

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and David

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jayne & Tom Fitzgibbon

    $50

  • Jade Hargrave and family

    $50

  • Susan Golden

    $50

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12% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $103,278 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Jesse Mitchell

Amount Raised

$7,007

 

93% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kieran O'Mahony

Amount Raised

$6,725

 

67% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Allen

Amount Raised

$5,058

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Griffin

Amount Raised

$3,947

 

99% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Gilroy

Amount Raised

$3,733

 

53% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mia and Christina

Amount Raised

$3,330

 

52% Raised of $6,350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dolores Peralta

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mingo Reynolds

Amount Raised

$3,152

 

42% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Susan Golden

Susan Golden

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Jade Hargrave and family

Jade Hargrave and family

DONATION: $50

Amazing :) 5 months ago

Jayne & Tom Fitzgibbon

Jayne & Tom Fitzgibbon

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!! 6 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Mom and David

Mom and David

DONATION: $50

So proud of you all! Good luck! 6 months ago