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Jenni Sullivan's Fundraiser:

Free to Run a Half: Team Challenge NYC

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BENEFITING: Free To Run Inc.

ORGANIZER: Free To Run Inc.

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

Jenni Sullivan

THE STORY:

On March 20, 2016, I will be running the NYC Half Marathon in support of the non-profit organization, FREE TO RUN.  FREE TO RUN provides opportunities for women and girls in conflict affected areas of the world, such as Afghanistan, to become involved in running and fitness related activities.  

I cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn't fully immersed  in athletics.  My parents had me in the water before I could walk, and I concluded my swimming career competing for Rider University (GO BRONCS!).  I also grew up playing soccer and skiing.  After college, in search of a practical way to stay active and relieve stress, I began to run longer distances.  Each of my athletic endeavors helped me become the confident, independent, and motivated woman I am today.  Swimming taught me dedication, discipline, and to always believe in myself.  Playing soccer taught me to be a strong leader and team player, on and off the field.  Skiing taught me to be adventurous, and to never take myself too seriously (I fell, a lot).  Finally, running has brought a feeling of importance and accomplishment to my adult life.  Completing long runs makes me feel physically and mentally strong and capable, even on days where it seems like nothing else can go right.  

It is a result of all I've personally gained from my participation in athletics that I feel so strongly about running to support FREE TO RUN.  On the most basic level, women and girls across the world should be free to participate in and benefit from sport and physical activity.  Further, in these conflict affected areas where FREE TO RUN focuses its efforts, women have traditionally been subjected to harmful gender discrimination in all aspects of public life.  FREE TO RUN aims to use sport/fitness activity to empower women and educate men in a way that will change gender stereotypes and ultimately change attitudes towards the role of females in society.  

Your donation can help provide necessary supplies such as sneakers, clothing, and fitness equipment.  It can also help fund fitness activities and refurbish fitness facilities.  Thank you for taking your time to read my story and learn about FREE TO RUN.  If you feel able to do so, please consider making a donation in support of this important organization.  And hopefully I will see some of you out there in NYC on March 20 cheering on the FREE TO RUN team!
 

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To This Fundraiser

$761

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Sullivan

    $50

  • Lovette

    $25

  • Ericka Kriedel

    $13.10

  • Matt Crawford

    $25

  • Lisa

     

  • Kevin Sullivan

    $15

  • Jessica

     

  • Mike Tsimaras

    $100

  • Neil and Ari

     

  • John Tsimaras

    $100

  • Lisa and Jim Kriedel

    $20

  • Michael Berger

    $25

  • Rakesh

    $25

  • Susan Pierce

    $20

  • Mark and Carol

    $50

  • Rachel

    $25

  • Martha Porcellio

    $25

  • AF from DV

    $50

  • Kevin

    $30

  • Rosanne B.

    $13.10

  • Anonymous

    $50

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51% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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The Team: $9,414 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Wali Hairan

Amount Raised

$2,285

 

114% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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annie kalter

Amount Raised

$1,740

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Farahnaz Afaq

Amount Raised

$1,566

 

104% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Basbibi Kakar

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

72% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Jenni Sullivan

Amount Raised

$761

 

51% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Tracie Ninh

Amount Raised

$745

 

50% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Veronica Foley

Amount Raised

$581

 

39% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Ludvig Becking

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rosanne B.

Rosanne B.

DONATION: $13.10

3 years ago

Kevin

Kevin

DONATION: $30

Go get em!! Love you big sister :) 3 years ago

AF from DV

AF from DV

DONATION: $50

GO JENNI GO!!! 3 years ago

Martha Porcellio

Martha Porcellio

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rachel

Rachel

DONATION: $25

Runnnn fasttttt :) 3 years ago

Mark and Carol

Mark and Carol

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Jenni 3 years ago

Susan Pierce

Susan Pierce

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Rakesh

Rakesh

DONATION: $25

Good luck on your run! 3 years ago

Michael Berger

Michael Berger

DONATION: $25

Good Luck! 3 years ago