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Digna Jenny Almanzar's Fundraiser:

Harlem United Community AIDS Center NYC 2017

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First 4 Weeks
August 09, 2017

Week 4 of training is gone! WOW what a sacrifice & commitment this is. I completely underestimated it! Still I will continue the journey  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!

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To This Fundraiser

$925

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

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37% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $4,378 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Elizabeth Perkins

Amount Raised

$1,566

 

63% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Jonathan Schneiderman

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

23% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Digna Jenny Almanzar

Amount Raised

$925

 

37% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Lauren Ferguson

Amount Raised

$731

 

24% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Fredrick Williams

Amount Raised

$25

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Harlem United Community AIDS Center...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Digna, you've come so far! so proud of you :) 2 days ago

Lennese Semple

Lennese Semple

DONATION: $20

Go Digna!!!! 3 days ago

Porsche Johnson

Porsche Johnson

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Hanna Mueller

Hanna Mueller

DONATION: $25

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Jenny Valverde

Jenny Valverde

4 days ago

Rebecca C.

Rebecca C.

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Regina

Regina

DONATION: $50

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Cary Brennan

Cary Brennan

DONATION: $15

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andy krokodilos

andy krokodilos

DONATION: $50

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Marta Thomas

Marta Thomas

DONATION: $50

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