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Megan McManus' Fundraiser:

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

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Megan McManus

THE STORY:

Running my first marathon represents a major personal triumph for me, and I want to make sure it makes a difference in the lives of others, too. A $1,000 donation ($1 for every mile I log in my yearlong training) to Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will provide FOUR THOUSAND meals to families in our community. More than 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma are at risk of going hungry. Please help by donating today!

The Route 66 Marathon is matching up to $25,000 in donations to their charity partners, so your donation will go twice as far, too! That's up to 8 meals for every dollar donated!

Read below to learn more about my running journey and why fundraising for my first marathon is so important to me.

I started running in February 2014. My friend, Paul Schmunk, had died in a motorcycle accident a little more than a year before. He was an incredibly fun and kind guy who approached new situations and people with optimism and enthusiasm. He was someone I truly admired. His death was a wake-up call to me that I was living a life I was not proud of, and it pushed me to make some personal changes. I tried a lot of new things in the months that followed his death, but joining a beginner 5k running program with Fleet Feet Tulsa was one of the hardest, biggest steps I took toward becoming a better me inside and out.

I struggled to run two straight minutes that first day, but I stuck with it. Along the way, I made new friends and found the benefits of running spilling over into my non-running activities. I cried at the finish line of my first 5k because I was so moved by how much happier I was since I found running.

Today, I've run three 15ks, six half marathons and one 25k. 

Last year, after I finished the Route 66 Half Marathon, I swore that in 2015 I would run the full marathon AND find a way to make it count for others. I owe it to Paul to live an extraordinary life and do extraordinary things with the time I've been given. I think providing 4,000+ meals to families in need is a perfect way to celebrate my journey and honor the memory of my friend.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amy Brown

    $25

  • Sarah Steele

    $50

  • Dean Denton

    $26

  • Aaron McManus

    $100

  • Rhonda

    $20

  • Lauren Houston

    $50

  • Heather Brasel

    $50

  • Cjizzle

    $20

  • Isaac Schlosser

    $34

  • Splorin' Lauren

    $50

  • Amy Shank

    $20

  • M. Hall

    $10

  • Brian Pelts

    $20

  • Brian Fellows

    $20

  • Kylie Lawson

    $10

  • Jordan and Chris K.

    $50

  • Tony Weaver

    $20

  • Katie McLady

    $50

  • Miles Lacy

    $20

  • Eric Vardeman

    $30

  • Megan McManus

    $30

  • Miles Lacy

    $20

  • Eddie Roth

    $20

  • Melina S.

     

  • Rhonda

    $25

  • Nimish

    $30

  • Lauren Houston

    $50

  • Jen Hilger

    $15

  • Megan McManus

    $15

  • Justina Wallis

    $20

  • Sean

    $15

  • Vincent S

    $50

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,445 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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WPX Energy

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$4,925

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Tulsa Garmin

Amount Raised

$1,050

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Megan McManus

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

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Ariana Meriwether

Amount Raised

$500

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Danielle Carlotti-Smith

Amount Raised

$435

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Williams Companies

Amount Raised

$355

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Kat Bridges

Amount Raised

$350

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Brandi Wilkins

Amount Raised

$300

 

100% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Vincent S

Vincent S

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $15

#McProud 2 years ago

Justina Wallis

Justina Wallis

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Megan McManus

Megan McManus

DONATION: $15

Matching Jen Hilger's donation as promised! Thanks everyone. We're in the home stretch! 2 years ago

Jen Hilger

Jen Hilger

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Lauren Houston

Lauren Houston

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nimish

Nimish

DONATION: $30

You are doing an awesome work Megan!! Keep on running and helping :) 2 years ago

Rhonda

Rhonda

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Melina S.

Melina S.

2 years ago

Eddie Roth

Eddie Roth

DONATION: $20

In honor of Jake's cat. 2 years ago