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Digna Jenny Almanzar's Fundraiser:

Harlem United Community AIDS Center NYC 2017

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Only 30 days left
October 05, 2017

OMG!! By this time exactly 30 days from now, I will officially be a marathoner (hopefully) 😁I’m so excited & scare all at once! I’m  See more
Digna Jenny Almanzar

THE STORY:

"What did I just do?” that was my first thought after registering for 2017 NYC Marathon. Yup, that is 26.2 miles! "I must be crazy, I can’t do it. I’m too slow. I am not an athlete” I said. Then, I thought about all the times that running has proven me wrong. You see, running is a bitch! It has completely shattered me, made me confront the depths of me that were covered in fear, to then rebuild me in ways I didn’t know existed. So why go through the torture of running? Because it gave FACTS to know:

-I am strong, capable, and have the ability to push through my circumstances to achieve things I thought I couldn’t

-My true strength is beyond the number of the on the scale v I will fail

-My imperfections are just perfect after all, perfection doesn’t exist

-My circumstances do not dictate who I become, but consistent hard work does

- The only limitations are the ones I set for myself and it lives between my two ears

- It feels great kicking fear in the ass as long as I have the courage to do it

-The immense power of a laser focus vision, vulnerability, and faith

-Life is truly your own journey and that the only competition is with yourself

-The power of having and "I can do” attitude and the strength of perseverance

-I’m a damn persistent fighter. v the meaning of taking care of yourself and the value of rest

-It showed me the importance of support, service, encouragement, friendship

-To live life with purpose, compassion and the true value of giving back

Above all, I run because I hope that my friends, family, and anyone that believe that they are not enough (thin enough, tall, rich, or simply not enough) know that they are capable beyond their imagination to “be the strongest version that you know that you can be”. I run because every pain, ache, tear, victory and finish line is worth it. It’s worth knowing that “I did” instead of “I wish I would have”. I am not a runner, I am a fighter. It's a daily struggle, commitment and it's fucking hard! As I fight to run 26.2 miles pounding concrete putting one foot in front of the other, I hope to have your support and extend the help to those less served. On November 5th, 2017, I decided to let my biggest fear and struggle be of use for those who are homeless, those who are living with HIV/AIDS, for those who have so much less than you and me. I will be running to benefit Harlem United, a non-for-profit organization that provides quality and compassionate health services to an often marginalized community. I am asking for your support to help improve my community and for runnin to continue reminding me about the Wonder Woman inside of each of us (or super man ?).

“I can and I will” and so can you!

$2,559

MONEY RAISED
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  • Digna (Jenny) Almanzar

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Zoila Victoria

    $25

  • LINA

    $10

  • Lorraine Allyson-Govan

    $25

  • Janina Samuels

     

  • Ivette Gardner

    $50

  • Adrienne Simmons

     

  • Dr. Beverley Forbes-Diaby

     

  • La-Toya

    $18

  • Sherie G.

    $12

  • Anonymous

     

  • Claudia

    $10

  • Kendel Jackson

    $10

  • Yayi

     

  • Dario Seoane

    $100

  • Beshar

    $25

  • Isolina DLC

    $25

  • Ruthie D

    $50

  • Latressa, George & Dynnah

    $35

  • Marta Thomas

    $50

  • andy krokodilos

    $50

  • Cary Brennan

    $15

  • Regina

    $50

  • Rebecca C.

     

  • Jenny Valverde

     

  • Hanna Mueller

    $25

  • Porsche Johnson

    $25

  • Lennese Semple

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Patricia Duran

    $25

  • Johanna Polanco

    $25

  • Nohra Gaitan-Quinones

    $25

  • Sharlene Betances

    $25

  • Nadine G.

    $10

  • Denise J.

    $10

  • Viviana y Rodrigo

    $50

  • Irena

    $15

  • Gaelito

    $100

  • Lewis

    $35

  • Emmanuel, Barbara & Michael

    $40

  • Rosaline Jones-Bourne

    $10

  • Arlene

    $20

  • Yamil

    $20

  • Cid

    $20

  • Damaris Mitchell

    $10

  • Rosemary R.

    $25

  • M.Delahoz

    $25

  • James Melendez

    $25

  • #Hope4More

    $50

  • Kim Williams

    $25

  • Richard Barreto

    $25

  • Jinny Zhang

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chante

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Milca Urena-Rodriguez

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aisha Evans-Barnes

    $50

  • Gabriel Guadalupe

    $25

  • Ticha

     

  • Karen Garrido

    $10

  • Janelle C.

    $10

  • PAULINE BOOTHE

    $22.71

  • Papi

    $100

  • Scott A Reale, MD

    $250

  • Vishal

    $50

  • Always love mama

    $25

  • Dawin, Orlando, & Santo Figueroa

    $90

  • Mayra Zapata

    $21

  • Monte Givhan

    $106.01

  • Naudia Grose

    $25

  • Jennifer Veras

     

  • Diane Lloyd

    $25

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102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $18,170 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Harlem United Community AIDS Center...

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

17% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Perkins

Amount Raised

$3,085

 

123% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Digna Jenny Almanzar

Amount Raised

$2,559

 

102% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Schneiderman

Amount Raised

$2,525

 

101% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Ferguson

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Fredrick Williams

Amount Raised

$2,500

Donor Comments

Diane Lloyd

Diane Lloyd

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Jennifer Veras

Jennifer Veras

8 months ago

Naudia Grose

Naudia Grose

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Monte Givhan

Monte Givhan

DONATION: $106.01

Good work Jenny. Be proud! 8 months ago

Mayra Zapata

Mayra Zapata

DONATION: $21

8 months ago

Dawin, Orlando, & Santo Figueroa

Dawin, Orlando, & Santo Figueroa

DONATION: $90

8 months ago

Always love mama

Always love mama

DONATION: $25

8 months ago

Vishal

Vishal

DONATION: $50

8 months ago

Scott A Reale, MD

Scott A Reale, MD

DONATION: $250

Your a champion !! 8 months ago

Papi

Papi

DONATION: $100

8 months ago