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Chandrima Chatterjee's Fundraiser:

"Run for a Dream"

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Chandrima Chatterjee via Crowdrise
May 07, 2012

running the 2012 ING NYC marathon on behalf of my dad... raising $ for Lend a Hand. Super-thrilled to start training!  See more
Chandrima Chatterjee

THE STORY:

Dear Friends & Family,

I run for dreams, for family, for love and for hope. Running has been a crux of my life since I was born to a father who ran his whole life. First he ran through the rice paddies of Bhattakul village in rural West Bengal, then through the city of Calcutta, all around the hilly streets of San Francisco after receiving a student visa to study, around Lake Michigan in Chicago and Central Park in NYC. Finally through the suburban streets of Glen Ridge, NJ where many a day our neighbors would see him pushing me to become more, to compete with the boys and to beat my own dreams.

All his life he ran and dreamt of seeing the world until he succumbed to a spinal injury ten years ago which has been recently resolved through surgery but has left him without the ability to run again. Now, he walks daily with my mom getting ready for their first vacation outside of the USA and their infrequent trips to India.

Dreams change, they expand and contract, they morph into dreams we never imagined possible. But they are what we wake up and fight for. They are the hope that everyone deserves to strive for. I encourage you to donate to this fund to lend a hand in helping others gain the courage to dream big and reach for the stars. You never know where life will take you once you try. Thank you!

More info on Lend a Hand:
Please help support vocational training and career counseling for hundreds of deserving kids in poor communities of India. This education will generate employment opportunities for them and their families.

$400 will pay for an instructor for a full year. Even a contribution of as little as $10 will pay tuition for 2 kids for a month.

This is all through Lend-A-Hand India, a non-profit focused on self-help programs for the poor. Their overhead is relatively low, with over 85% going to directly help the kids.

I am training to run the Marathon this year, with a goal of raising $100 for each of the 26 miles I plan to run. Your help in fulfilling this goal is greatly appreciated.

Contributions are tax-exempt. EIN for Lend-A-Hand India is 90-0150814. Also, please check if your employer will match as every dollar counts.

Thank you and keep dreaming!

$276

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie Liekoski

    $25

  • Sara Faccidomo

    $26

  • Chandrima Chatterjee

    $100

  • fat_tony

    $100

  • Vincent Baïf

    $25

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11% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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The Team: $276 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Vincent Baïf

Vincent Baïf

DONATION: $25

Thanks for sharing this with us. Way to go, Chandrima !!! By the way, I swear I'll double my donation if you can get Tony to run this with you (and I don't even care about his timing) 5 years ago

fat_tony

fat_tony

DONATION: $100

Give 'em hell! 5 years ago

Katie Liekoski

Katie Liekoski

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sara Faccidomo

Sara Faccidomo

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Chandrima Chatterjee

Chandrima Chatterjee

DONATION: $100

5 years ago