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Team Good Neighbors - ASICS LA Marathon

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BENEFITING: Good Neighbors USA

ORGANIZER: Good Neighbors USA

EVENT: 2014 ASICS LA Marathon

EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014

Adriana Zyskowski

THE STORY:

Two years ago, I ate donuts and laughed as marathon runners ran past my window. Last year, my good friend ran the marathon, and again I laughed, meeting her at the finish line and thinking those runners were crazy!

However, a few months ago, I noticed that a charity I really like, Good Neighbors, had come onboard as a charity you could run for. Good Neighbors believes that education is the key to lifting a community out of poverty, so every project they focus on is based on a child's access to education. 

I decided I wanted to support Good Neighbors, but also while pushing myself to do something difficult, and so in one week, I'm running the LA Marathon - my first one! 

I am running to raise money for a specific project called Project Cookstoves, which takes place in Guatemala. Did you know that over 3 billion people around the world cook, eat, sleep and work around their indoor fires and old cookstoves every day?  The toxic exhaust leads to more than 2 million premature deaths annually, and is the 4th worst health risk factor in developing countries. Not only that, but women and children have to spend all day collecting wood, meaning children are not going to school. 

As someone who grew up with a father who was a reading specialist and elementary teacher and a mother who was involved with my school, I can't imagine not having access to an education. I know how fortunate I am to have the opportunities I have, and while many things factor into my accomplishments, education is definitely at the top. Just as my parents ensured that I received an education, I want to ensure other children around the world have the opportunity to go to school. Education leads to so much: social interactions, more culture, less poverty, healthier living, less violence, and more.

Through donations, Good Neighbors builds new energy-efficient cookstoves throughout Guatemala that are made out of bricks and cinderblock, and have a magical invention called a chimney! They also use less firewood, so women and children won't have to spend all day collecting wood. YOU can help by making a donation as small as $5 or as large as you want.

THANK YOU so much for reading this long message and for your support! Please wish me luck as I continue training over the next few weeks - and please send lots of positive vibes my way on March 9th, as you eat your donuts and laugh at me ;) 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,850

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nellie Kim

    $10

  • Cleopatty

    $20

  • Megan Coyne

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • patti gallagher

    $50

  • Nerissa Berrios

     

  • Lauren Hughes

    $50

  • Ashley Machine and Tool

    $50

  • Chris and Rich Bechetti

    $25

  • Katie Cerulli

    $50

  • Erick and Erica Dutchess

    $20

  • Maria Guilorme

    $25

  • STEVO

    $30

  • Jessica & Van Hildreth

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ariel Boone

    $10

  • Jenah Myers, DJB

    $27

  • Phyllis Klein

    $25

  • Jordan Zavaleta

    $25

  • SJ

    $25

  • Batman

    $51

  • Fay Taragan

    $40

  • Christian Boynton

    $235

  • Tracey MacDonald

    $100

  • Maria Beltran

    $32

  • Aurora Garcia

    $10

  • LAMBO

    $69

  • Watt Smith

    $15

  • Yali Sharon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Adrienne White

    $70

  • Daniela/ Josephine ;)

    $20

  • Rosa Rodriguez

    $116

  • Wayne Siltanen

    $50

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109% Raised of $1,700 Goal

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The Team: $7,850 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Nellie Kim and Craig Elliott

Amount Raised

$2,475

 

92% Raised of $2,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adriana Zyskowski

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

109% Raised of $1,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

bryan lee

Amount Raised

$1,610

 

161% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katrin Thiebe

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anu Patel

Amount Raised

$400

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Nelson climaco

Amount Raised

$180

Fundraiser Title

Good Neighbors USA

Amount Raised

$100

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$60

 

6% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Wayne Siltanen

Wayne Siltanen

DONATION: $50

Run Forrest! 5 years ago

Rosa Rodriguez

Rosa Rodriguez

DONATION: $116

5 years ago

Daniela/ Josephine ;)

Daniela/ Josephine ;)

DONATION: $20

YAYYYYY CONGRATS! 5 years ago

Adrienne White

Adrienne White

DONATION: $70

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Yali Sharon

Yali Sharon

DONATION: $20

Live unbound!!! 5 years ago

Watt Smith

Watt Smith

DONATION: $15

Here ya go! Power on! 5 years ago

LAMBO

LAMBO

DONATION: $69

5 years ago

Aurora Garcia

Aurora Garcia

DONATION: $10

5 years ago