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BENEFITING: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Dana Burns

THE STORY:

Two months ago, I planned to fundraise for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (see below), but with the news and pictures of the refugee crisis dominating the news, my Twitter feed, and my mind, I've decided to fundraise for both causes.

Maybe it's because Hungary is familiar--my memories of making a home and friends with people from every corner of the world as well as my memories of Hungary's less than hospitable and tolerant side. I can't bear the stories of refugees trapped in train stations, fenced in by riot police, and walking to Germany. I'm so upset that I'd like to do everything at once. I'd like to scream, but that's not going to help. I'd like to open up our spare room, but the refugees would have to get here first. So I'm fundraising for Doctor's Without Borders.

If you'd prefer to donate to another humanitarian organization, please do! Here's a short list of organizations helping refugees. Read more on CERF below and please consider donating to both causes.

 

Original Message

I won the lottery! And now I'm looking to give back.

Not exactly...I entered the lottery to run the 40th Marine Corps Marathon, and I was selected. With roughly 30,000 runners, the Marine Corps Marathon or "The People's Marathon" is the fourth largest marathon in the United States and the ninth largest in the world. Come October 25 I'll be racing through my backyard, through Georgetown, up and back down Rock Creek Park, around the National Mall, just in front of the Capitol, before finishing at Arlington National Cemetery.

Over the summer I'll be logging roughly 150 miles per month, and I'd like to be raising that same amount ($750 total) for the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). CERF is the United Nation's standing reserve for humanitarian response--both natural disaster and man-made conflict. CERF makes money available when it is needed most--at the beginning of a crisis and after a disaster fades from the headlines.

As of June 2015, the United Nations is coordinating responses to 37 humanitarian disasters, affecting nearly 80 million people. To meet these needs, the United Nations and other aid organizations have requested $18.8 billion and received only $4.8 billion.. I'd like to help. Please help me raise the much needed funds to help others provide food assistance in Guatemala, polio vaccinations in Iraq, emergency telecom systems in South Sudan, and blankets in Vanuatu.

Please check here and my Twitter feed regularly because I'll be posting updates from my training and news about the crisis.

Read more on CERF's operations. For more information on the United Nation's consolidated appeal, check out this infographic-filled report.

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$799

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sierra

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Lauren & Jack

    $25

  • Brandt Family

    $25

  • The Princes on Murray Hill

    $36

  • Caitlin

    $20

  • Robin L Burns

    $100

  • Ginny Edgcomb

    $20

  • Valerie Oppenheim

    $25

  • Deb Warner

    $50

  • Ellen Howland

    $50

  • Rebecca Dillmeier

    $20

  • Grammy and Grampy

    $75

  • Roscoe

    $104.80

  • Jake

    $23

  • Meghan & Sheri

     

  • Olivann Hobbie

    $50

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107% Raised of $750 Goal

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The Team: $799 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Dana Burns

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Donor Comments

Olivann Hobbie

Olivann Hobbie

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Meghan & Sheri

Meghan & Sheri

Run, Dana, Run!!! 3 years ago

Jake

Jake

DONATION: $23

Way to go, Dana! You da bomb! 3 years ago

Roscoe

Roscoe

DONATION: $104.80

I'd love to run it with you, but I'm limited to only a mile at a time for now. Maybe next time you visit we can go for a run together. 3 years ago

Grammy and Grampy

Grammy and Grampy

DONATION: $75

Do your best...and have fun along the way!!! Loove G and G 3 years ago

Rebecca Dillmeier

Rebecca Dillmeier

DONATION: $20

Good luck! You'll do great! 3 years ago

Ellen Howland

Ellen Howland

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Dana! 3 years ago

Deb Warner

Deb Warner

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Valerie Oppenheim

Valerie Oppenheim

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ginny Edgcomb

Ginny Edgcomb

DONATION: $20

3 years ago