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Team Flying Kites NYC Marathon 2012

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Lorissa Mahoney via Crowdrise
October 28, 2012

Last training was canceled due to pain, this is going to be an interesting race!!! Bring it on :)  See more

BENEFITING: FLYING KITES

ORGANIZER: FLYING KITES

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Lorissa Mahoney

THE STORY:

At midnight on January 7th 2011 I started the longest and most difficult day of my life.  As we climbed the final 8 hours to the summit of Kilimanjaro we faced a tough climb that felt nearly impossible.  When it seemed like every ounce of energy was drained, we were instructed to climb another 6 hours back down the mountain.  During some of the most difficult moments on Kili I was inspired by 21 amazing kids I had the great pleasure of meeting the week before.  The children of Flying Kites have faced more hardship in their young lives than most of us will see during our entire lives.  Flying Kites has given them a safe environment to be loved and to thrive.  Thoughts of them forced me to put my own life into perspective and to feel grateful for the pain I was experiencing.  The memory of their laughter and sheer joy was the greatest inspiration for the challenges on the mountain and throughout life.

A few months later I ran the Boston Marathon for another charity.  Training for the marathon was not something I enjoyed, however, the marathon itself was one of the biggest highlights of my life.   For those of you who read my emails from Kenya, you may remember that while I genuinely believe everyone can and should climb Kilimanjaro once, I would probably never put myself through that summit climb a second time.  During celebratory drinks after the marathon my mom asked me, "So if you had to do one again, would you pick Kili or a marathon" and without hesitating I answered Kili!!  But......

On November 4th I will be running the NYC Marathon for Flying Kites.  Most of you know I'm a hopeless dreamer, or some of you might (more accurately) say I'm just reckless. So I guess it's no big surprise that when the two most incredible experiences of my life came together to form a perfect storm, I jumped in feet first.  During some of my more acrimonious moments in this training I find my thoughts drifting to the kids again and the idea that hopefully another child at Flying Kites will be sponsored because I was provided this unique and challenging opportunity.

Please consider donating to this wonderful cause, whatever your amount I promise you it means more to me than I could ever express.  Also, check out my video, on the left, that hopefully explains how/why these kids inspire me.

 

$1,266

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Kugel

     

  • The Moriartys

     

  • Melissa Tanguay

     

  • Nicki

     

  • mum

     

  • Riley & Toffee

     

  • geri dame

     

  • Phil & Susan Daniels

     

  • Stephanie Borgeson

     

  • Becky Jones

     

  • Ben "Beans" Jones

     

  • Jessica Walsh

     

  • Dre and Will

     

  • Danika & Brendon

     

  • The Singers

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christine Couturier

     

  • Mary Ellen Luisetti

     

  • Rose Davies (best niece on earth)

     

  • Jackson Singer (best nephew ever)

     

  • Lily Singer (best niece in the world)

     

  • Madeline Seaman

     

  • Brian Davies

     

  • Sara and Rachel

     

  • Debi Monaco

     

  • Jo Gill

     

  • Joe and annette

     

  • Randy

     

  • Lauren Joseph

     

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51% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,459 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ada

Amount Raised

$2,552

Fundraiser Title

Adam Chambers

Amount Raised

$2,230

Fundraiser Title

Bridget Keys

Amount Raised

$2,111

 

84% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lorissa Mahoney

Amount Raised

$1,266

 

51% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan St.Denis

Amount Raised

$1,250

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Trimarchi

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

FLYING KITES

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lauren Joseph

Lauren Joseph

I have a long-standing tradition of donating on the day of the respective race. The race may not have happened, but no reason to break tradition. Good luck with the rest of your fundraising! 6 years ago

Randy

Randy

6 years ago

Joe and annette

Joe and annette

You go girl we are so proud of you!! 6 years ago

Jo Gill

Jo Gill

Good Luck hun! Wish I could be on the finish line of this one too! Will be thinking of you! x 6 years ago

Debi Monaco

Debi Monaco

6 years ago

Sara and Rachel

Sara and Rachel

6 years ago

Brian Davies

Brian Davies

6 years ago

Madeline Seaman

Madeline Seaman

We'll be thinking of you on your run! Best of luck! 6 years ago

Rose Davies (best niece on earth)

Rose Davies (best niece on earth)

6 years ago

Jackson Singer (best nephew ever)

Jackson Singer (best nephew ever)

6 years ago