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Run for a Survivor - Hamptons Marathon - SEPT 24TH 2011

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July 26, 2011

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

ORGANIZER: Somaly Mam Foundation

EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2011

keila merino

THE STORY:

The responsiblity of a teacher is to educate people. If you know me well, you will know that I take my job pretty seriously because I am so passionate about teaching children in the best possible ways and to the best of my abilities. So here is an attempt to educate you about a global cancer that is breaking the hearts of many young girls and women today.

The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of slavery worldwide, with a special focus on Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls is widespread. SMF supports survivor rescue, shelter and restoration programs globally, as well as empowering survivors of slavery with job training and education.

When I learned about SMF I was saddened to discover that 1-2 million children, my students’ age, are forced into sexual slavery each year. What?!?! This is not only shocking, heartbreaking and upsetting, but completely unacceptable. I have been inspired to raise awareness and hopefully change a life. 

On September 24, 2011, I will be stepping to the starting line of the Hamptons Half Marathon to run my little heart out for SMF. By doing this I hope to raise $2,500 that will help a little girl go to school in safe environment just like my students. I would appreciate any contribution and would ask to pass the link to my page to everyone you know to spread awareness. Your support will directly benefit a survivor.

How your donation can change a life:

1. $ 500 gives the power to rebuild. This donation provides a survivor with everything she needs to start her own business, including all supplies and materials.

2. $ 360 or about $1.00 a day will help keep rescued girls safe from violent perpetrators. It covers the shelter's security fees per girl, per year. Shelters are under constant threat from the organized crime syndicates that run the brothels and pimps who wish to harm and re-enslave the rescued girls. Your donation will allow girls to rebuild their strength and determination in a secure, loving environment.

3. $ 120 pays for a year provides psychological counseling and rehabilitation to a girl at a shelter in Southeast Asia. Removing a child from a brothel is not a solution in and of itself-your donation will provide the support survivors need to embark on the long and painful journey ahead.

4. $ 120 helps provide a survivor with a year of specialized training in weaving, sewing, salon or other vocational skills that will help her get a job and stay employed.

5. $ 60 pays for a year of ongoing pediatric or medical care for a young survivor of sexual slavery.

Thank-you!

keila l. merino

 

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To This Fundraiser

$565

MONEY RAISED
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  • keila l. merino

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peter Chen

    $25

  • RunnerGirl

    $10

  • Marc Viloria

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Steven Lee

    $30

  • Sheila Monaghan

    $25

  • Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

    $20

  • Steven Beck

    $250

  • Theresa Vea-Lonzar

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

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23% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $12,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Pfeffer

Amount Raised

$2,685

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Teresa Escobar

Amount Raised

$1,712

 

68% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Janin Camus

Amount Raised

$1,675

 

67% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Alison & Joe -

Amount Raised

$1,485

 

30% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patty yuen

Amount Raised

$1,444

Fundraiser Title

Nathalie Camus

Amount Raised

$925

 

37% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Timothy DeLizza

Amount Raised

$799

 

32% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

keila merino

Amount Raised

$565

 

23% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Theresa Vea-Lonzar

Theresa Vea-Lonzar

DONATION: $40

You're a great runner with a big heart!! Go Keila!! 6 years ago

Steven Beck

Steven Beck

DONATION: $250

6 years ago

Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III

DONATION: $20

Supporting a great cause, congrats! 6 years ago

Sheila Monaghan

Sheila Monaghan

DONATION: $25

GO KEILA!! 6 years ago

Steven Lee

Steven Lee

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

6 years ago

Marc Viloria

Marc Viloria

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

RunnerGirl

RunnerGirl

DONATION: $10

Thank you for doing this! 6 years ago

Peter Chen

Peter Chen

DONATION: $25

6 years ago