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BENEFITING: MIGHTY WRITERS

Brian Lang

THE STORY:

On November 22, 2015, right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon Dressed as Santa Claus.

I’ve been running forever, and love the spirit of Christmas, so it seemed only natural to find a way to combine the two. Plus, Philly doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to Santa, so I thought my city was long overdue for some positive press regarding Jolly Old St. Nick.

Mighty Writers is a South Philadelphia-based nonprofit on a powerfully simple mission: Teach kids how to write well so they can succeed at whatever they do.

Offering a daily, free after-school program for grade-schoolers through teenagers, Mighty Writers is well-designed to fight Philadelphia’s literacy crisis amongst young people. And it is a real crisis: As of 2009, an entire 20 percent of adults in Philadelphia lacked basic reading and writing skills. More than 200,000 Philadelphians lack a high school diploma, and 8,200 kids drop out of high school each year. (Visit www.mightywriters.org to learn more.)

I chose to partner with this organization because it helps kids, is based in my home of Philadelphia, and because it focuses on a topic that I care a lot about — young people possessing the skills to write/communicate effectively, which I personally think is the most important skill that kids can ever learn.

Since I will be running 26.2 in my World Record-attempt, in addition to raising awareness about this awesome non-profit, I set a goal of raising $26,200 for Mighty Writers during this process.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,930

MONEY RAISED
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  • David, Angie & Emma Lang

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lois Faber

    $27

  • Gail Clark

    $26.20

  • John Hock

    $100

  • Cory P

     

  • Rachel Fretz-Cianci

    $20

  • Kimberly Warco

    $100

  • Mike & Terri Faber

    $26.20

  • Daves wifes dads brother and wife

    $50

  • Trevor Potter

    $50

  • Mike and Pam Lockling

    $25

  • Grace Lang

    $100

  • Tina Paterson

    $100

  • Cheryl Roth-Frank

    $10

  • Christina V

     

  • Mickey Brown

    $50

  • Claire Olsson

    $100

  • Ryan Dick

    $26

  • Sandie Knuth

    $10

  • Richard Lang

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynne Gerbehy

    $25

  • Michael Palm

    $50

  • Alan Thomas

    $25

  • Kathie O'Donnelley

    $26.20

  • Savino family -Nick P'15

    $26.20

  • Dave & Diane Lang

    $260.20

  • Alanna Coughlin Manning

    $50

  • John and Kathy Sylvester

    $50

  • Mary and Dave Ockay

    $26.20

  • Jennifer Cohen

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margie DeRosso

    $50

  • Kathleen Raffaele

    $25

  • The Gozdans

     

  • Kathryn Rady

    $15

  • Christine O'Hara

    $25

  • Gabrielle Costello

    $25

  • Regina Heffernan

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sean Woods

    $10

  • Jeffrey Backman

    $25

  • Dave P

    $50

  • Cindy Zhang

     

  • Michelle Andres

    $100

  • Elizabeth Jackson

    $25

  • Pamela Lund

    $100

  • Chad Steele

    $50

  • Sarah Ellison

    $25

  • William Liu

    $25

  • Daniel & Parisa Howard

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Marietta Kukuyan

    $60

  • Michael

    $20

  • Maggie Forker

     

  • Melanie Lewis

    $25

  • Nick Giambra

    $20

  • Danielle Gwiazda

    $100

  • Helene Sisti

     

  • Melissa Brescia

    $25

  • Mary Beth McAvoy

     

  • Lindy Brandt

    $100

  • Kim and Frankie

    $50

  • Patrick Gleason

    $25

  • Karen Teitelbaum

    $50

  • Madlen Gohlke

    $25

  • jennifer paradis

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • molly m

    $50

  • Sioux City Explorers

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mike & Bonnie Muecke

    $25

  • Ronna & Chuck Howard

    $100

  • Jonathan Treble

    $10

  • Joe Pona

    $30

  • Jayneel Patel & Ami Shah

    $100

  • Alexander LaMay

    $25

  • Cullin

    $30

  • Katie D.

    $26.20

  • Grace

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • James Melnyk

    $10

  • Joan and Tom Connelly

     

  • JOLANEA BRAUER

    $25

  • Patricia Fitzpatrick

    $25

  • Roy Pierson

    $25

  • Patricia L. Fallon

    $25

  • The Mezzina Family

     

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15% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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The Team: $3,930 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

The Mezzina Family

The Mezzina Family

Well done, Brian! You are an inspiration!!! 3 years ago

Patricia L. Fallon

Patricia L. Fallon

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Roy Pierson

Roy Pierson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Patricia Fitzpatrick

Patricia Fitzpatrick

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

JOLANEA BRAUER

JOLANEA BRAUER

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Joan and Tom Connelly

Joan and Tom Connelly

3 years ago

James Melnyk

James Melnyk

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Grace

Grace

DONATION: $26.20

3 years ago

Katie D.

Katie D.

DONATION: $26.20

3 years ago