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Kathleen Nandan's Fundraiser:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

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Thank you all!
May 07, 2017

Well, it wasn't pretty. And there was a lot (A LOT) of walking (there were not enough endorphins to power through that!) But I crossed the finish  See more

BENEFITING: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH

ORGANIZER: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017

Kathleen Nandan

THE STORY:

Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Help me get off my duff, finish 13.1 miles, and support the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh!  

My goals are to: 1) raise money for a worthy cause; and 2) walk/run to the finish line, which I hope to cross of my own volition and before the race organizers sweep the course. Please help me accomplish both goals, even if the second goal seems way too ambitious for this sedentary middle aged lawyer mom who hasn’t managed to run more than a few miles in a very long time!

I am supporting the Library for two main reasons:

1) The Library's role in early childhood education.  We know how important quality early education is.  Third grade reading scores are correlated to rates of high school graduation and rates of incarceration as an adult.  Let's invest in our future now.  I'd much rather pay for early education programming than for programming in a prison.

2) The Library's role in fostering our democracy.  To quote Thomas Jefferson, "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."  Libraries remain valuable community resources; they provide access to information, and through them, we learn how to critically evaluate that information.  How timely (and timeless) is that?

PS to those who note that I’ve run this distance before and am now being somewhat melodramatic, I say this: those runs were before I had two children, before I moved to a city where I had to buy a car and now drive everywhere, and before I gained more weight than I will publicly acknowledge (and which I largely attribute to the aforementioned children and car). Regardless, if a little melodrama can help the Library, then sign me up. 

 

$576

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Handke

    $25

  • Ilene Jaroslaw

    $26.20

  • Patrick Yoest

    $25

  • Kathy Condit

    $25

  • Bruce & Mallory

    $25

  • Eric and Christine Savage

     

  • Teresa Willis

    $25

  • Virginia Handke

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ezra and Nina Kelley

    $25

  • Shannon Guenzel

    $25

  • Josephine, Bill, and Madeleine

    $50

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58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $8,718 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dan Fiore

Amount Raised

$775

 

221% Raised of $350 Goal

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Justin Krauss

Amount Raised

$760

 

217% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gang Zuo

Amount Raised

$697

 

199% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlyn Lizik

Amount Raised

$635

 

127% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jessica Furnier

Amount Raised

$595

 

119% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Nandan

Amount Raised

$576

 

58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Toby Greenwalt

Amount Raised

$575

 

164% Raised of $350 Goal

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Chuck Staresinic

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Josephine, Bill, and Madeleine

Josephine, Bill, and Madeleine

DONATION: $50

Go, Kathie!! 5 months ago

Shannon Guenzel

Shannon Guenzel

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Ezra and Nina Kelley

Ezra and Nina Kelley

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Virginia Handke

Virginia Handke

6 months ago

Teresa Willis

Teresa Willis

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Eric and Christine Savage

Eric and Christine Savage

In memory of John "Jack" W. Savage 6 months ago

Bruce & Mallory

Bruce & Mallory

DONATION: $25

Good luck with the training, especially on the cold, wet days ð 7 months ago

Kathy Condit

Kathy Condit

DONATION: $25

Good for you! I have many fond memories of the Carnegie - most recently, spotting a Mrs. T's Pierogi - sponsored dinosaur on the museum side. Hope to get back to the 'Burgh sometime when we can get together. :) 7 months ago

Patrick Yoest

Patrick Yoest

DONATION: $25

7 months ago