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Ian Benson's Fundraiser:

Hearing Health Foundation NYC 2014

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BENEFITING: Hearing Health Foundation

ORGANIZER: Hearing Health Foundation

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Ian Benson

THE STORY:

I'm not much of a runner. So why am I getting ready to run a marathon?

I'm hearing impaired, and have been most of my life. It's gotten progressively worse, so much so that even with hearing aids it's almost impossible to understand the TV, radio or use the phone. Being able to hear other people has also become more difficult.

About a year ago I was looking into research being done on hearing loss when I came across Hearing Health Foundation's webpage. What interested me the most was that they are working on finding a cure for hearing loss. Something else interested me, though: several of their members were running in the New York City Marathon to help raise money for this research. I wondered if I, too, could run in support of cure for hearing loss and was happy when they gave me the opportunity to be on their team this year!

But me, a marathon runner? At first it seemed a bit of a stretch. Slowly, though, I've been getting there. I ran my first 10K recently. I've been getting out before 6am several times a week to run 4-6 miles. Of course there are days when I feel too tired or sore to run, or my iPod nano says I've only run 0.5 miles when it really seems more like five. And then I think about the day when I - and so many others like me - read on the front page of the newspaper that a cure for hearing loss has finally be found.

I'm excited to be running in the New York City Marathon as part of Team Hearing Health Foundation this November. I hope you'll support me with a donation. Thank you!

$3,480

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ian Benson

    $25

  • Nathan Hall

    $25

  • Melissa Secrest

    $50

  • Marcus

    $40

  • Sophia Maravell

    $25

  • Cat

    $100

  • Eric & Nina Benson

    $250

  • Debra Kirsch

     

  • Aaron

    $25

  • Karen Lee

    $25

  • Kieu

    $25

  • Renee Lygon

     

  • Cindy

    $15

  • Missy Devine

    $25

  • Sekar Chidambaram

    $20

  • Matt Carnahan

    $20

  • Whitney

    $25

  • Jenny Buffington

     

  • Anonymous

     

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99% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $17,276 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Claire Schultz

Amount Raised

$5,505

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Calhoun

Amount Raised

$4,376

 

125% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Secrest

Amount Raised

$3,690

 

105% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ian Benson

Amount Raised

$3,480

 

99% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

antonio coppola

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

G Ledet

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Jenny Buffington

Jenny Buffington

4 years ago

Whitney

Whitney

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Ian! You are going to do great - so proud of you! 4 years ago

Matt Carnahan

Matt Carnahan

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Ian 4 years ago

Sekar Chidambaram

Sekar Chidambaram

DONATION: $20

Wish you all the best on your marathan 4 years ago

Missy Devine

Missy Devine

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Ian! 4 years ago

Cindy

Cindy

DONATION: $15

My husband lost hearing in one ear due to a brain tumor. Same year lost most of my hearing in one ear due to reaction to Alieve. Thank you Ian for making a difference. 4 years ago

Renee Lygon

Renee Lygon

4 years ago

Kieu

Kieu

DONATION: $25

I'm sure you'll do great in the marathon! 4 years ago

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

DONATION: $25

Proud of you Ian, good luck!!! 4 years ago