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Grassroot Soccer NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

In just a few short months I will be voyaging across the country for a once in a lifetime experience...I will be running the 2017 NYC Marathon (my first marathon) to represent the amazing organization Grassroot Soccer! I am honored to be a member of the team fundraising for  GRASSROOT SOCCER so this organization can continue to serve it’s  incredible mission.

   
Last summer I learned about Grassroot Soccer (GRS) through a chance meeting with Ethan Zohn (winner of Survivor Africa and cofounder of GRS) over chicken and waffles at a B&B in Portland. He was there for a GRS event and I was there for a relay running race with friends. Naturally we were asking each other what brought each of us to Portland and as I heard more about how and why he cofounded GRS, I became very interested in opportunities to support GRS's efforts. As a pediatrician and lifelong advocate for children, a person dedicated to solving health care disparities both near and far, a person passionate about tearing down unequal gender and sexuality norms and an athlete who finds that exercise builds both a healthy body and a healthy mind, I am so honored to have the opportunity this fall to run for GRS!


I sincerely  appreciate your commitment to support this organization which is truly  making a huge difference for an entire generation.   


THE STORY: Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a global adolescent health organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and  mobilize young people to lead healthier lives and be agents of change in  their communities. Unlike childhood mortality which has improved 80% in  the past 50 years, adolescent mortality hasn’t budged around the world.  GRS focuses their energy and education on topics such as unequal gender  norms, sexual & reproductive health & rights, youth development  including avoiding alcohol & drugs, keeping girls in school,  engaging in physical fitness, mental health, employability, &  financial learning, and  HIV and malaria prevention in adolescents in  Africa. Since 2002, GRS has reached over 1.9 million young people with  critical health information & life skills programs.    


It only costs $25 to support one young person through GRS's core program and provide them with access to an HIV test. Together, you can help us reach an additional 6,000 adolescents in 2017! 
www.grassrootsoccer.org       

 

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To This Fundraiser

$725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jesse & Karen

     

  • Mom

    $500

  • Anna Moody

    $25

  • Jenny & Joe Staton

    $50

  • Lauri & Mirta

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $46,736 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Drew Burgoyne

Amount Raised

$5,300

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John Fisher

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Miguel Grana

Amount Raised

$3,375

 

113% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jim Putty Mesick

Amount Raised

$3,100

 

103% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Vanessa Weisman

Amount Raised

$3,036

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Felipe Gomez

Amount Raised

$3,025

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samuel Guinness

Amount Raised

$2,358

 

47% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Marta Jakubisiak

Amount Raised

$2,135

 

71% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lauri & Mirta

Lauri & Mirta

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Jenny & Joe Staton

Jenny & Joe Staton

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Anna Moody

Anna Moody

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $500

3 weeks ago

Jesse & Karen

Jesse & Karen

3 weeks ago