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Happiness Is Camping 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Michael Kuczenski

THE STORY:

As an educator, I have found that one of the most invaluable experiences we can offer children is the opportunity to participate in outdoor education programs that are fun.  We've all heard of "No Child Left Behind," however, in order to ensure that all children have an enriching, well rounded education, we must enforce "No Child Left Inside."  

Hiking adventures and outdoor programs we offer our students have been some of the most meaningful experiences they have ever had.  Being outside in nature has taught them that good things come from stepping outside of their comfort zone.  After these experiences, all of my students have noticibly been more comfortable with being courageous by something new and exciting.  They all come back with higher self esteem and more confidence in succeeding at any challenge that they meet.  The benefits are invaluable.

Unfortunately, the reality is that many children with cancer will never get the opportunity to explore the benefits of the outdoors because they are unable to receive necessary treatments they need to survive and stay healthy.  

Happiness for Camping is an organization that provides children with cancer and their siblings the opportunity to attend summer camp and participate in outdoor education / fun activities while providing them with sophisticated, specialized medical care they need to overcome their illness.  The camp is 100% free for all who attend, and allows struggling children the opportunity to have fun in the beautiful outdoors.  

This November, I will have the privilege of running the New York City Marathon to raise funds for this truly amazing, life changing organization.  I am so honored and excited to represent them and to help create a truly life-changing experience for these kids.

Please donate so we can help them continue to provide free programming to children who need it most.  This organization is only possible through donations from people like you and me.  Any amount helps!

All children deserve the opportunity to make friends, memories, learn essential life lessons, and gain an appreciation for nature.  Because of Happiness is Camping, it is possible for children with cancer to form life-long friendships and memories that will shape their future.


Thank you so much for your support!

Mike


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$475

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  • Jon Terris

    $25

  • Gwendy Watrous

    $25

  • Tera Juszczyk

    $50

  • Sue LaFrance

    $50

  • Barbara Zegarzewski

    $25

  • Kathleen Callon

    $25

  • A&K Turner

    $25

  • Christine Turner

    $100

  • Frank, Brittany & Luca Gaccione

    $25

  • Sheilah & Ed (Beals on Wheels & Fast Eddy)

    $25

  • Elizabeth Kuczenski

    $100

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19% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $5,840 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Carla Downey

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$2,600

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Winston Umali

Amount Raised

$1,165

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Renee Carbonaro

Amount Raised

$760

 

30% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Michael Kuczenski

Amount Raised

$475

 

19% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Jessica Loughlin-Kucz

Amount Raised

$465

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Gracie Crump

Amount Raised

$225

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Lynne Crump

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$150

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HAPPINESS IS CAMPING INC

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0% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Elizabeth Kuczenski

Elizabeth Kuczenski

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Sheilah & Ed (Beals on Wheels & Fast Eddy)

Sheilah & Ed (Beals on Wheels & Fast Eddy)

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Frank, Brittany & Luca Gaccione

Frank, Brittany & Luca Gaccione

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Christine Turner

Christine Turner

DONATION: $100

In memory of Haakon Janson and Richard Turner 4 months ago

A&K Turner

A&K Turner

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Kathleen Callon

Kathleen Callon

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Barbara Zegarzewski

Barbara Zegarzewski

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Sue LaFrance

Sue LaFrance

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Tera Juszczyk

Tera Juszczyk

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Gwendy Watrous

Gwendy Watrous

DONATION: $25

Great idea! 4 months ago