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Saurabh Mehta's Fundraiser:

GoRuck Challenge for Smile Train

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BENEFITING: Smile Train, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2015

Saurabh Mehta

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

With your help last year, I raised close to $4,000 for wounded veterans by participating in the 12-hour physically and mentally rigorous GoRuck Challenge in NYC. I was inspired to take part in this challenge by the tremendous sacrifices made by our service men and women. I felt that it was one small way in which I could honor their sacrifices and give back.

The outpouring of support I received for this cause was tremendously humbling. I never thought I would raise such a substantial amount and I wasn't confident I would last the full 12 hours, but your generosity and support propelled me to finish that GoRuck Challenge.

As I completed the 12th hour of the challenge, unable to physically move anymore, I told myself that despite feeling so high emotionally I could never do this again.

However, here I am, almost a year removed from that experience, and something tells me that I need to raise the stakes and reach for a higher goal. So, I am writing to you to share how I hope to do that.

This year, I have decided to raise money for not just one, but two causes: the Wounded Warrior Project and Smile Train.

As you are aware, the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) helps our veterans transition back to civilian life. I have seen their efforts personally and their mission is one that I very strongly believe in.

Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org) is a charity that helps underprivileged children receive free corrective surgery for cleft palates. Needless to say, this is another great cause that we can all get behind.

Raising the bar this year doesn't just stop there. I enlisted the support of a corporate sponsor, Elicit™ Consulting (www.elicit.consulting) in doing an even more intense GoRuck Heavy Challenge: a full 24 hours. The premise is for me to undertake this physical and mental challenge for a non-stop period of 24 hours starting at 5:00pm on Thursday, September 10th through at least 5:00pm on Friday, September 11th. In case it wasn't obvious, the date is significant here.

I am writing to invite you not only to support me, but moreover to support two incredible causes. Donors will receive a 15% discount code on all Elicit™ coaching packages. Of course, I will appreciate encouragement in any form as I train and participate.

More about the GoRuck Heavy here:

GoRuck Heavy

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Thank you for hearing about my journey. I hope it speaks to you!

Saurabh Mehta

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$1,242

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shefali & Neil Tejani

    $200

  • Himanshu Jolly

    $51

  • Alyson Abrami

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  • Nish, Eric and Amrit

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  • Anurag Pradhan

    $50

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  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ayla & Ashish

    $100

  • Greeta Soderholm

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  • Trav & Jules

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  • Bill & Lauren Bladykas

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62% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,242 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In memory of Roshan 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rogerio Almeida

Rogerio Almeida

DONATION: $50

To all poor children in Brazil, and world wide. We should all take this initiative. Congratulations Saurabh! 3 years ago

Bill & Lauren Bladykas

Bill & Lauren Bladykas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Trav & Jules

Trav & Jules

DONATION: $50

So much appreciation and respect for your efforts and enthusiasm in supporting these causes! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Way to go, Saurabh! #elicitconsulting 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Saurabh! God give you strength as you do this challenge! 3 years ago

Greeta Soderholm

Greeta Soderholm

DONATION: $25

Good luck, this is exciting and a great cause!!!! 3 years ago

Ayla & Ashish

Ayla & Ashish

DONATION: $100

Thanks for doing the hard work 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago