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Sam Karliner's Fundraiser:

IRONMAN Lake Placid 2016

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BENEFITING: Forever Families Through Adoption

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2016

Sam Karliner

THE STORY:

It has been nearly 21 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 24, 2016 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.

$5,476

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lila Ribas Hecht

    $100

  • Gail and Marty Marcus

     

  • Jerrold Karliner

    $100

  • Louise and Bobby Cohen

    $180

  • go baby go

    $200

  • Cheryl and David Brause

    $100

  • Tom and Meira Fleisch

    $100

  • Sue & Steve

    $100

  • Cousin Jeff

    $180

  • Marta Moya-Goldenberg

    $100

  • The Richman Family

    $36

  • Iris and Lee Scopp

    $36

  • Cindy and Randy Heller

    $100

  • Mike and Dale Steinharter

    $50

  • eva karliner

    $100

  • Jodi Clarin

    $25

  • Heather & Mark Segal

    $50

  • Jeffrey Segelman

    $100

  • Vic, Dawn & Derek

    $50

  • Josh and Jill Rivel

     

  • Roger and Randy Stavis

    $50

  • Ed & Eileen

    $54

  • Neil and Arlene Wexler

    $100

  • Nathan Blumes

    $25

  • Joy & Michael Goldstein

    $500

  • David and Diana Erani

    $100

  • Cliff and Betsy Wolf

     

  • Michael J. Croce

    $50

  • Nancy Laxer

    $100

  • Shirley Moy

    $300

  • The Schaflers

    $50

  • Linda and Alan Goldstein

    $36

  • Laura and Keith Watanabe

    $150

  • Alice & Roger Weiss

     

  • Sirkin Family

    $36

  • Sue and Jeff Adler

     

  • Jennifer and Jeffrey Lavine

    $180

  • Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber

    $100

  • Seltzer

    $36

  • Michelle Gavens and Brian Margolis

     

  • Edna Moy

    $350

  • harvey braunstein

     

  • Leah & Matt West

    $250

  • The Breckenridge Olazagasti Family

    $100

  • Janet & Maxie

     

  • Natalie Postelnek

    $180

  • Liz & Rick Sahlman

    $150

  • Susan & Russell Epstein

    $100

  • Mitchell C. Elman

    $100

  • Kutno

    $100

  • Carole and Gerry Clarin

    $36

  • Jason Friedland

    $50

  • Barry & Barbara Novick

     

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110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $9,286 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sam Karliner

Amount Raised

$5,476

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Edwards

Amount Raised

$2,605

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Blades II

Amount Raised

$1,180

 

47% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne McDonnell

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Anne McDonnell

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Anne McDonnell

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Barry & Barbara Novick

Barry & Barbara Novick

1 year ago

Jason Friedland

Jason Friedland

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Carole and Gerry Clarin

Carole and Gerry Clarin

DONATION: $36

Those of us who were adopted are a lucky group! 1 year ago

Kutno

Kutno

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Mitchell C. Elman

Mitchell C. Elman

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Susan & Russell Epstein

Susan & Russell Epstein

DONATION: $100

Go Sam Go! 1 year ago

Liz & Rick Sahlman

Liz & Rick Sahlman

DONATION: $150

1 year ago

Natalie Postelnek

Natalie Postelnek

DONATION: $180

For bringing Elliott and Jacob into my life 1 year ago

Janet & Maxie

Janet & Maxie

Good luck! 1 year ago

The Breckenridge Olazagasti Family

The Breckenridge Olazagasti Family

DONATION: $100

For Grandma and Grandpa, our own Ironmen 1 year ago