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Sam Karliner's Fundraiser:

2014 Ironman Lake Placid

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BENEFITING: Forever Families Through Adoption

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CAUSE 2014

Sam Karliner

THE STORY:

It has been nearly 19 years since Jill and I adopted our twin sons, Elliott and Jacob and created a family. Today, our home and our lives would not be complete without them. Few people realize that nearly 60% of Americans are touched by adoption in some way.

The path to adoption is not always easy. It is for this reason that I have chosen to dedicate my next race, Ironman Lake Placid on July 27, 2014 to raise awareness and funds for Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is a non-profit adoption placement agency and resource center in Westchester County, which believes every child has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and forever home. They work with families and pregnant women to ensure a smooth and successful adoption.

Adoption enabled us to create our family. But like the Ironman, the road to adoption can be a challenging one. The process stirs up a mix of emotions ranging from uncertainty and frustration to excitement and pure joy. There are times it seems like you’ll never reach your dream. Both the Ironman race and the adoption process require you to dig deep, to persevere—especially when things get tough. Most of all, both are a journey made possible by the love and support of family and friends like you.

I am making a huge commitment to train for the Ironman and to raise money and awareness for a cause so close to my heart. Each stroke in the water (covering 2.4 miles), each push of the pedal (covering 112 miles), and each foot to the pavement (covering 26.2 miles) will bring me closer to my goal, but it will only happen with your love and support.  I will cover the 140.6 miles, sometimes struggling, knowing that your support will be helping me reach the finish line. I ask you to please take a moment to donate to this worthy cause.

Your donation will help other people to create their family. My promise to you is that I will bring you along on my Ironman journey.

$6,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joy & Michael Goldstein

    $100

  • Jodi and Rebecca

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • eva karliner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Rich & Caren Gerszberg

    $50

  • harvey + barbara braunstein

     

  • Jacqueline and Jason Friedland

    $50

  • Jeffrey F

    $180

  • Seltzer

    $54

  • Seth Schafler and Robin Nichinsky

    $50

  • Kathy McGroddy-Goetz

    $50

  • mark mishler

    $100

  • Sam Karliner

    $118

  • Gil, David & Olivia

    $50

  • Louise and Bobby Cohen

    $36

  • Sue & Jeff

     

  • Liz & Rick Sahlman

    $100

  • Sandra, Mike & Aidan Spohn

    $100

  • Sam Karliner

    $118

  • nancy laxer

    $100

  • Leah & Matt West

    $118

  • Jerrold Karliner

    $100

  • Jill Karliner

    $218

  • Neil and Arlene Wexler

    $100

  • Lila Ribas Hecht

    $100

  • Ben and CIndy Golub

    $100

  • Carol and Steven Fasman

    $54

  • Healthplex, Inc

    $18

  • Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber

    $100

  • Wndy and Yale Zoland

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dawn,Vic and Derek

    $25

  • Pam & Howard Mizrachi

    $54

  • Sandi and Dan Rosenbaum

    $25

  • Jennifer and Jeffrey Lavine

    $50

  • Marta Moya-Goldenberg

    $100

  • Cliff Wolf

    $50

  • The Holtzer family

    $180

  • Karen A. Eisenberg

    $25

  • Mitchell C. Elman

    $100

  • Susan & Russell Epstein

    $100

  • go baby go

    $500

  • Michelle Gavens and Brian Margolis

    $54

  • Natalie Postelnek

    $136

  • Jim and Jennie Sullivan

    $25

  • monica friedman

    $25

  • Linda and Al Goldstein

    $18

  • Paula Patafio

     

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • JANGEORGe Interior Design

    $25

  • Beth Sorrel

     

  • Heather & Jeff

     

  • Susan Liebman

    $1,800

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170% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $17,569 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sam Karliner

Amount Raised

$6,105

 

170% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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Barbara Davis

Amount Raised

$3,050

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Caroline Godfrey

Amount Raised

$2,841

 

142% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Dan Williams

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Cassimatis

Amount Raised

$1,902

 

63% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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David Berry

Amount Raised

$776

 

55% Raised of $1,406 Goal

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Ann Rowley

Amount Raised

$575

 

29% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Michael Reiser

Amount Raised

$125

 

6% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Susan Liebman

Susan Liebman

DONATION: $1,800

3 years ago

Heather & Jeff

Heather & Jeff

3 years ago

Beth Sorrel

Beth Sorrel

3 years ago

JANGEORGe Interior Design

JANGEORGe Interior Design

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

Way to go, Sam- in honor of you and your wonderful family 3 years ago

Paula Patafio

Paula Patafio

3 years ago

Linda and Al Goldstein

Linda and Al Goldstein

DONATION: $18

In memory of Norman and Frieda Goldstein who would be so proud of what their children are doing for others 3 years ago

monica friedman

monica friedman

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Sam. Wish you a GREAT race 3 years ago

Jim and Jennie Sullivan

Jim and Jennie Sullivan

DONATION: $25

We love FFTA and what they do in helping build families! Good luck Sam! We are cheering for you. 3 years ago

Natalie Postelnek

Natalie Postelnek

DONATION: $136

3 years ago