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Team Best Buddies Runs Long Beach

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Jessica Foults

THE STORY:

HI. I'm Jessica. I'm what people would refer to as, "Not a Runner". The only running I've ever done was either what was mandated in gym class, or required by my overly active terrier when he takes off running down the beach. 

So here I am. Signing up for a Half Marathon- which I intend to complete, all 13.1 miles of it- running the entire time.

Why the Long Beach Marathon?

1. For the first time ever, Best Buddies California is a charity partner of the Long Beach Marathon. I've had the fortunate privilege of working for this organization for the last 11 years on 2 coasts- and fully believe in the power of cultivating volunteers to provide opportunities for friendship, leadership, and employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). If moving one foot in front of the other for 13.1 miles is all I have to do to raise some money and awareness for this important cause, I'm all over it. 

2. I love Long Beach. I've lived here the last 2 years, and absolutely fell in love with the culture, sense of community, and tight knit neighborhoods with a hint of that 'big city' vibe. So anytime there's an opportunity to support the city I love, I'm all over it. I love how much this community gives back, and as an added perk, I get to train for the half marathon on the actual course every week! 

3. I want to challenge myself. Running is COMPLETELY outside my comfort zone. I don't know how to 'do this correctly'- so I'm winging it. Learning as I go. Being persistent. Meeting other 'non runners'. Celebrating my little victories, and focusing on my own pace, my own path, and not comparing my progress to others. 

ANYWAY- this is my journey, and I hope you'll support it! Cheer me on. Give me running tips! Join Team Best Buddies! Come volunteer during marathon weekend! Heck, you can even make a donation and support Best Buddies! 

Thanks for reading my story. See you in Long Beach on October 9th! 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sean

    $50

  • Kathleen DiRusso

     

  • Marilyn Rotter

    $250

  • Mark and Debbie Timko

    $50

  • Sarah Moschiano

    $10

  • Caroline Craun

     

  • The Desepte Family

    $50

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102% Raised of $450 Goal

The Team: $5,070 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sean Pantellere

Amount Raised

$2,370

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Ryan Erickson-Kulas

Amount Raised

$700

 

156% Raised of $450 Goal

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Josh Sarna

Amount Raised

$535

 

67% Raised of $800 Goal

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Adam Connie

Amount Raised

$505

 

112% Raised of $450 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Best Buddies International, Inc.

Amount Raised

$500

 

8% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Foults

Amount Raised

$460

 

102% Raised of $450 Goal

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Katherine Conway

Amount Raised

$0

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Jianbo Liu

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

The Desepte Family

The Desepte Family

DONATION: $50

Jessica has been a great help to our family. She is a real doer and go getter. Thanks Jessica! 2 years ago

Caroline Craun

Caroline Craun

Good luck on the big run!! 2 years ago

Sarah Moschiano

Sarah Moschiano

DONATION: $10

Jessica, it was great meeting you at LC and thank you for all your help before we met and after. Your dedication to training for this and Best Buddies as a whole is immense and inspiring, good luck! 2 years ago

Mark and Debbie Timko

Mark and Debbie Timko

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marilyn Rotter

Marilyn Rotter

DONATION: $250

You go girl! 2 years ago

Kathleen DiRusso

Kathleen DiRusso

In honor of you Jessica---go Best Buddies! 2 years ago

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $50

Pick any one of 700 inside jokes, please. FIYA! 2 years ago