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Brooke Elmlinger's Fundraiser:

The Fresh Air Fund' 2013 ING Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: The Fresh Air Fund

ORGANIZER: The Fresh Air Fund

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Brooke Elmlinger

THE STORY:


On November 3rd, 2013 I will be running the ING New York City Marathon on behalf of a charity I care deeply about: The Fresh Air Fund. This is my first marathon, and I’m inviting you to participate with me without even breaking a sweat! 


I am training so that children from the great city of New York can have an opportunity to visit Fresh Air host families or Fresh Air camps during the summer. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, non-for profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities. 


The summer after my freshman year at Dartmouth I interned with the Fresh Air Fund. That summer, I never felt luckier to escape to Madison, CT when my job finished. I began to think about my fellow New Yorkers, and how many children will never have the same opportunities I had to find refuge from the sweltering city sidewalks. I am writing to you to ask you to think about your favorite summer memories. Often they are the simplest things: mine are playing tennis in Madison with my family, grilling burgers with my dad, taking barefoot beach walks and marveling at the sunset over the Long Island Sound. 
The Fresh Air Fund helps children partake in summer experiences that I believe every child deserves. Each summer, 4,000 children visited volunteer host families in small town communities across 13 states.  An additional 3,000 children attend five Fresh Air Fund camps in Fishkill, New York. While at Spence, we participated in their wonderful ropes course as part of our “grade retreats,”. This past week I visited the camps and was reminded about my own—and many of your families—summer camp experiences. Over lunch in the dining hall, a cabin of smiling 12 year old girls spoke excitedly about learning how to swim, going on overnight hiking trips, and their dance and art classes (they even performed a piece they had choreographed with counselors for the last night of camp).  Listening to their stories, it was clear that they had not only built lifelong friendships with fellow campers and devoted counselors, but had also gained confidence in themselves. 
Many Fresh Air children have never run barefoot in the grass, caught fireflies, or gone swimming in a lake. By participating in the Marathon this November, I will help thousands of children enjoy simple summertime pleasures. I hope that you will support me and The Fresh Air Fund by making a donation. 


Your support means so much to me and to the Fresh Air children. What a wonderful opportunity this is to celebrate summer and give back!

Xo
Brooke

PS. Calling all runners out there! I’m always looking for training partners, so reach out if you’d like to run together. Shoot me a text or email (Brooke.Elmlinger@gmail.com)

$5,417

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda & Terence Lam

    $262

  • David & Nancy Brigstocke

     

  • Bliss and John Hays

    $25

  • Hiram S. Cody

    $100

  • Cynthia and Rainer Gross

    $100

  • Simi and James Matera

    $100

  • Willard and Katarina Ladd

     

  • The 5 51 5 Foundation

     

  • Laura Ferns

     

  • Heidi and Bob Jenkins

     

  • Suzan and Jerry Kramer

     

  • Maritza Chateau

     

  • Mr and Mrs. Greg Abbott

     

  • Yong and Raymond Kwok

     

  • Pamela Awad

     

  • Winston and Diane Hutchins

     

  • Lynn and Mile Gagliardi

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Donatelli

     

  • David and Nicki McDonald

     

  • Cook Family

     

  • Holmes Family

     

  • Molly and Alex

    $100

  • Kimberly & Miles Esty

    $100

  • Haley and Joe Elmlinger

    $100

  • Jeannie and Jim Ballentine

    $100

  • Mary and James Penrose

    $100

  • The Mattoon Family

    $460

  • Jeannie Riegel

    $100

  • Fred, Ellen, Michael, and Carolyn Harbus

    $100

  • Peter and Janice Katz

     

  • Julia Peter

     

  • Peter, Jane and Alex Keegan

     

  • Frances and Jack Levy

     

  • Fiona and Mark Donovan

     

  • Violetta Demas

     

  • Allan Arffa and Kathryn Matschullat

     

  • Cindy Edelson

     

  • Edita Robinson

    $100

  • Kirk Huffard

     

  • Laurence Heilbourn

     

  • The Hornbostel Family

     

  • Margaret Cody

     

  • Nora Hodgson

     

  • Heather and Roger Harper

    $250

  • Josh and Tamara Leuchtenberg

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Brooke Elmlinger

Amount Raised

$5,417

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Johnston

Amount Raised

$2,650

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Smith

Amount Raised

$2,319

 

93% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Maciariello

Amount Raised

$1,254

Fundraiser Title

Nick Putnam

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

The Fresh Air Fund

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

taylor smith

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

John Reggio

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Josh and Tamara Leuchtenberg

Josh and Tamara Leuchtenberg

4 years ago

Heather and Roger Harper

Heather and Roger Harper

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Nora Hodgson

Nora Hodgson

Brookie!! I'm so proud of you and all of your hard work. Good luck with your training- make sure you ice aching joints and drink lots of water! Bananas were my best friend when I got leg cramps :) Hope to see you soon! If you every want to visit SF, my bed is available for some first rate snuggles. xoxo Nora 4 years ago

Margaret Cody

Margaret Cody

4 years ago

The Hornbostel Family

The Hornbostel Family

4 years ago

Laurence Heilbourn

Laurence Heilbourn

4 years ago

Kirk Huffard

Kirk Huffard

4 years ago

Edita Robinson

Edita Robinson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cindy Edelson

Cindy Edelson

4 years ago

Violetta Demas

Violetta Demas

4 years ago