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Leticia Ramirez's Fundraiser:

Camp Kesem: The San Francisco Marathon

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BENEFITING: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

ORGANIZER: CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

Leticia Ramirez

THE STORY:

Hi family and friends,

Thank you so much for coming to my page!

I was introduced to Kesem last summer and have never been so touched by an organization and all of the inspiring people behind it.

I went to a charity event called “Make the Magic” where I heard incredibly brave stories about loss and heartbreak and was shocked to see the voices on the other end of the microphone were young kids and teens sharing their journeys about losing their parents to cancer.

They also shared the part where they were able to find happiness again because there was a place where they could escape and just be kids. Where they could have the camaraderie of their peers who had similar stories and experiences.

This place was Camp Kesem. Kesem means, “magic” in Hebrew and that’s what these camps are – magic. Kesem holds more than 70 free camps at college campuses across the country, run by college student volunteers who are trained to support, inspire, nurture and entertain kids who've lost a parent to cancer, or who have a parent fighting cancer.

I initially felt a bit out of place signing up for this because I can’t personally relate to the 3 million+ kids who have been affected by a parent having cancer but I can relate to losing someone you love and thinking you’re alone. Being angry, scared, lost, feeling numb. Seeking solace while not trying to burden your friends. When condolences from said friends can only do so much because they haven’t experienced it.

Hearing these brave little humans share their stories of finding comfort at camp and not only surviving but continuing to survive every day with such grace and positivity really was inspirational. It made me want to help in any way possible.

So here I am, running the SF marathon and asking you to help me reach my goal of $1,000 and to raise money for such an incredible community that gives hope to those most deserving.

Thank you all for your generosity, support and taking the time to read this.

XX

Leticia 

$1,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mat & Steve

    $25

  • Unlucky Bandits Member

    $25

  • Lydia Y.

    $25

  • Kristen

    $25

  • jon

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • TM Rob

    $25

  • Daniel Weisman

     

  • savannah

    $25

  • Ed and Rose

    $100

  • Doroth Vader

    $25

  • Jacob Fain

    $100

  • Jay Brown

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Grace and Memo

    $50

  • PNCINTL, Casey Veggies

    $100.93

  • McFroober

    $25

  • Lauren Valencia

    $40

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106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $6,439 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Zach Morris

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

133% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joel Ontiveros

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

104% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leticia Ramirez

Amount Raised

$1,060

 

106% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chloe Acebo

Amount Raised

$853

 

107% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Van Bruggen

Amount Raised

$850

Fundraiser Title

Susannah Champlin

Amount Raised

$225

 

45% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julianne Marshall

Amount Raised

$75

Fundraiser Title

CAMP KESEM NATIONAL

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Lauren Valencia

Lauren Valencia

DONATION: $40

In Tribute to Kristen Ross 1 year ago

McFroober

McFroober

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

PNCINTL, Casey Veggies

PNCINTL, Casey Veggies

DONATION: $100.93

Go Tish! 1 year ago

Grace and Memo

Grace and Memo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

GO, Leticia!!! 1 year ago

Jay Brown

Jay Brown

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jacob Fain

Jacob Fain

DONATION: $100

Good luck Leticia! 1 year ago

Doroth Vader

Doroth Vader

DONATION: $25

Legs for days! 1 year ago

Ed and Rose

Ed and Rose

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

savannah

savannah

DONATION: $25

1 year ago