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Team CdLS: TCS New York City Marathon

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Two of My favorite CdLS Ambassadors
October 21, 2017

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Ava Frank

THE STORY:

 Why do I run?  More specifically, why do I run 26.2 miles every year? People ask me how long I’ll keep doing it; won’t my knees give out; why not just donate money?
So while I was running - where I do my best thinking - I explored the question.  It’s true, I could write a check each year and save the wear and tear on my body.  I could run short distances instead and not drive my family and friends crazy for four months.  I would save money not buying shoes, shorts, gatorade (ugh),  hotel rooms and entry fees.  All of that could be donated to CdLS.
Then this happened.
My older daughter, Sequoya announced she wanted to do Big Sur 12K, that would be the longest distance for her.  So we trained in the winter - thank goodness for the ‘dreadmill’.  We completed the 12K together and I couldn’t have been a more proud mom.  We have since done a 10K together and she has declared she wants to do the Big Sur 11 miler in 2018.
But wait,  it gets better.
Tanaya walked in after my one of my runs and asked, “How many miles mom?”  She then proceeded to tell me in her ‘Tanayaspeak’, her workout plans for the week, which included ‘doing incline’.  As an aside, she equates -1 to increasing the hill incline, so cute.  She told all the relatives about her 5K with mom and how she ran the last mile (0.2 miles) and never stopped.
What an incredible touchstone for me to run/walk with my daughters as they explore how far their potential will go.  Helping others with CdLS achieve their potential is an added bonus.
That is why I run marathons.

 Please help me help them by donating to CdLS.  Any and all amounts are welcome.  For online donations, click on the DONATE button.   You may also mail your payment to: CdLS Foundation, 302 West Main street, #100, Avon CT 06001. Please include my name in the memo section of your check.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

Love Ava, my other name, Tanaya's Mom
 

$4,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • White Family

    $262

  • Paul Lascari

    $50

  • Bradford Maltby Jr.

    $100

  • Chris & Bill Barnes

    $100

  • Kim Karcz

    $50

  • Regrouping Sparty

     

  • Paige G-G

     

  • Loren Bernieri

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rick

     

  • Phil & MC

    $262

  • Joyce Martinelli

    $25

  • Briana Eley

    $25

  • Matching Gift

    $100

  • David ghabrial

    $100

  • The Rankin Fam ❤️

    $50

  • The Bergers

    $100

  • Janet, Josh and Owen O'Brien

    $25

  • Cathy Fitz

    $50

  • Bruce and Nancy Dunn

    $100

  • Kevin and Kathy Clarke

    $100

  • Auntie Julio

    $100

  • Valerie and Dianne Lessa

    $20

  • Timmy and Frankie

    $300

  • Jayne MacDonald

    $50

  • Shelly Champion

    $50

  • Jacqueline Sullivan

    $50

  • Jody and Mark Kablack

    $50

  • The Andereggs

    $200

  • The Gordons

    $50

  • Tom Hayes

    $50

  • The O’Keefe Family

    $50

  • Bonnie Morrissey

    $100

  • Jenna and Brian

    $25

  • Kayes

     

  • Grace

    $25

  • Geitz Family

     

  • Amelia

    $50

  • Gabrielle & Rick Henken

     

  • Caron

    $25

  • Olga Ponomarenko

    $100

  • Bolton

    $75

  • Emily & Josh

    $25

  • Mary Jo & Scott

    $26.20

  • Anonymous Fund

    $100

  • Art Matin & Lise Porter

     

  • Lee

    $50

  • Matching Grant

     

  • Omar and Antoinette Patino

    $100

  • The Dancy-Edwards Family

    $100

  • Chris & Bill Barnes

    $100

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70% Raised of $6,000 Goal

The Team: $26,734 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Anmari Hanrahan

Amount Raised

$7,135

 

143% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ava Frank

Amount Raised

$4,220

 

70% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Isabel Teixeira

Amount Raised

$4,195

 

168% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Giberson

Amount Raised

$2,925

 

59% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cory Grever

Amount Raised

$2,788

 

112% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anna Smith

Amount Raised

$2,601

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tessa Rose

Amount Raised

$1,560

 

31% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Rose

Amount Raised

$1,260

 

25% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chris & Bill Barnes

Chris & Bill Barnes

DONATION: $100

Didn't want to miss being part of this! Great effort! 5 months ago

The Dancy-Edwards Family

The Dancy-Edwards Family

DONATION: $100

Go Team Tanaya- We love you!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5 months ago

Omar and Antoinette Patino

Omar and Antoinette Patino

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Matching Grant

Matching Grant

6 months ago

Lee

Lee

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Art Matin & Lise Porter

Art Matin & Lise Porter

6 months ago

Anonymous Fund

Anonymous Fund

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Mary Jo & Scott

Mary Jo & Scott

DONATION: $26.20

6 months ago

Emily & Josh

Emily & Josh

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Bolton

Bolton

DONATION: $75

Love you gugs! 6 months ago