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Eddie Seavers' Fundraiser:

Human Rights Campaign NYC 2017

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Tomorrow I Run- Tracking, Excitement, $7k and More
November 04, 2017

On March 10, 2017- 239 days ago- I found out I was selected to run the NYC Marathon as part of Athletes for Equality with the Human Rights Campaign.   See more
Eddie Seavers

THE STORY:

 

I ran my first race of a distance longer than a 5k when I ran an 8k in March 2009.  I added a half in September 2009 and my first full-marathon in November 2009.  Now, nearly 8 years and who knows how many miles later, I'm thrilled to announce that this October and November I'll run my 9th and 10th marathons.  My 9th marathon will be a return to the Marine Corps Marathon in October and for my 10th, I'll be doing my first race ever to raise funds for charity- the NYC Marathon on November 5, 2017!

I am excited to have the opportunity to represent the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) through the Athletes for Equality Program.  Every day, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation works to enhance the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families by changing hearts and minds across  America and around the globe. 

As someone who believes in equality for all, I'm thrilled to lace up my running shoes and join the team to train and fundraise on the right side of history.  Each dollar raised will improve the lives of LGBTQ people by working to increase understanding and encourage the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.  Our commitment will help HRC as they build support for LGBTQ people among families and friends, co-workers and employers, pastors and parishioners, doctors and teachers, neighbors, and the general public.

Of the countless ways in which HRC supports LGBTQ individuals and communities, I'm most excited to raise funds to support their efforts to have an Equality Act passed (to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, and more- in many places you can be fired simply because you are gay) and to support the basic safety needs of individuals and the community.

So here we go- how can you help me help HRC? In order to tie your donation into my training, I offer the following suggestion- put a monetary amount on each mile I will run as part of my training. Although I'll be running between now and June, my official training kickoff is going to be June 19th.  Including the 9th marathon, which is part of my training plan for the 10th, I will run 520 miles as part of training.  I am asking you to sponsor me at $1, .75, .50, .25, .10 and .05 per mile to equal a donation of $520, $390, $260, $130, $52 or $26. Other donations will of course be welcomed, but I think tying my miles to your donation will motivate and encourage my training.  And although it doesn't give you any money back, I am going to put an added incentive on this tie in.  For any runs I skip (excluding not being able to do because of injury), I am going to contribute that much additional to HRC.  For example- if the sum of the donors is $8.25 per milie (which would be $4,290 for HRC!!), I will donate $8.25 per mile I don't complete in training- an added motivation for me to get up at 5 am, run in the rain and avoid any other excuse!

My goal is currently set at $2,500 but my hope is to bump that up to at least $5,000.  I know there are a lot of great causes out there but I hope you are able to help me celebrate my 10th marathon by joining in this fundraising effort!  I'll keep everyone updated (but try not to update too much!) and I look forward to taking this journey together to support the Humans Right Campaign and the lives of the LGTBQ community!

$7,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristan Wun

    $10

  • William Pat Schuber

    $100

  • Alyssa Maloney

    $25

  • So Many of You!

    $90

  • Cathy Ronan

    $100

  • Linda Kavan

     

  • Samantha Forte

     

  • John Cunningham

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle

    $15

  • Marisa Marquez

    $50

  • Jon Stark

    $100

  • Winni Paul

     

  • the Kuo Family

     

  • Jodie McGarrity

    $52

  • Leigh

    $100

  • Alexis Duke

    $50

  • Yuliya

    $26

  • Kristen Chrobocinski

    $10

  • Danielle Walther

    $25

  • Jess Stitt

     

  • Emily Egner

     

  • Erin Morrell

    $50

  • Kelli Rainey

    $50

  • Hannah Ryan

    $25

  • Connie Bray

    $25

  • Shelly Sabourin

    $27

  • Helen Grey

     

  • Marion Cotesworth-Haye

     

  • Scott

    $25

  • Ben Shallenberger

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy Callow

    $250

  • Ana Hagstrand

     

  • Sara Leininger

     

  • Maureen McCarty

    $40

  • Christine Morrissey

    $10

  • Monica Van Fleet

    $25

  • Marlene Ceragno

    $25

  • Lisa Gladwell

    $25

  • Timothy Chou

    $10

  • Mark McGilvery

    $20

  • Karen and Dick Schroeder

    $20

  • Eddie Seavers

    $56

  • Petra Strand

    $25

  • Joanne Stickles

    $50

  • Meg Gregory

    $25

  • Jose Vallejo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $229

  • Jenn & Greg Iorio

    $100

  • It's Greek to Me (Ridgewood)

    $100

  • Anthony Williams

    $25

  • Mary & Pete Blair

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Helen Grey

    $10

  • Tiffany Nolan

    $25

  • Brianne Kennedy

    $25

  • Emily Schnier

    $20

  • Lisa Gonsisko

    $50

  • Rob and Mary

    $50

  • The Villaflors

     

  • Caroline Conway

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Henry & Leah Lemonade Stand

    $100

  • Eddie's Matching Donation

    $150

  • Anonymous Donor

    $305

  • Erin Chung

    $50

  • H & L's Lemonade Stand: Take 2!

    $42

  • Ronan

    $25

  • The Brennans

    $15

  • Katie Baynor

    $25

  • Tim Kress-Spatz

     

  • Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop :)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Angela, Cliff & Max

    $25

  • Hannah Ryan

    $15

  • Aaron Lorenz

    $50

  • A Current CSI Student Staffer

    $58

  • Melissa Van Der Wall

    $100

  • John W

    $15

  • Pinot's Palette - Ridgewood

    $80

  • Additional Painting for Equality Donations!

    $11

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ruth Mulrane and Liz Baker

    $20

  • Susan Auger

    $25

  • John Atti

    $20

  • Kevin and Julie Seavers

    $40

  • Margy McCabe

    $26.20

  • Heather

    $20

  • Jenni

    $30

  • Jessie Long

    $10

  • Bridget

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stacey Keane Boden

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Romano

     

  • Mary Connolly

    $25

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101% Raised of $7,000 Goal

The Team: $28,991 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Shelly Sabourin

Amount Raised

$8,075

 

115% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eddie Seavers

Amount Raised

$7,050

 

101% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justine Beauchamp

Amount Raised

$5,570

 

101% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony DeCicco

Amount Raised

$5,295

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yumiko Hiroto

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

120% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Mahr

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Mary Connolly

Mary Connolly

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Chris Romano

Chris Romano

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 months ago

Stacey Keane Boden

Stacey Keane Boden

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Bridget

Bridget

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Jessie Long

Jessie Long

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Jenni

Jenni

DONATION: $30

7 months ago

Heather

Heather

DONATION: $20

Good Luck!!! Have fun 7 months ago