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IRONMAN Lake Placid 2017

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140.6 Miles Later...
July 26, 2017

It's been almost three days since I crossed the finish line at Ironman Lake Placid and I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around the experience.  See more

BENEFITING: Family and Children's Association

ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017

Marc Fernandez

THE STORY:

Believe it or not, poverty and homelessness exists on Long Island. Close to 2,000 homeless youth spend nights at the parks we know so well, the boardwalks we stroll on sunny days and at train stations we whiz by on our commutes to work and home.

This fundraiser is dedicated to help sustain the only source of coed transitional housing and independent living skills training for homeless teens in Nassau County (Long Island, NY). The primary goal of the Walkabout house is to offer an alternative to the dangers of living on the streets by combining safe housing and support services with independent living skills training.

Walkabout is a 10 bed two story home in a suburban neighborhood in Freeport, Long Island, New York. It provides services to both young men and women and is supervised 24 hours a day by a team of social workers, life skills and transitional counselors.

One of our more recent success stories from Walkabout comes from a young adult who showed up to FCA’s Nassau Haven emergency shelter two years ago and was transitioned into Walkabout. His persistence to grow into an independent and responsible young adult is remembered through stories from Walkabout counselors. Having saved over $10,000 working while he lived at Walkabout, he eventually found himself an apartment nearby and still maintains regular contact with the Walkabout staff who provided him with so much of what makes him the young entrepreneur and independent young adult he is today.

Walkabout, is run by Family and Children's Association's, a leading human services non profit serving Long Island for over 130 years. Family and Children's Association is dear to my heart and I do hope you consider supporting a program that needs all the financial support it can get. Not only have I personally witnessed the change in youth that come from Walkabout, but I have been fortunate enough, as an FCA employee, to work with youth from Walkabout in different capacities as a case manager, family therapist and in resource development.

As tough as the obstacles will continue to be for me to reach my goal of completing Ironman Lake Placid, those obstacles come nowhere near the difficulty youth face through adversity on a daily basis. Join me in creating stronger communities on Long Island.

Best,

Marc

 
Offline Check Donations should be made out to:

The IRONMAN Foundation 

3407 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Suite 100

Tampa, FL. 33607

 

No cash donations, as per Ironman Foundation.

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$5,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marisa Paladino

    $25

  • Krista Bridges

    $20

  • Baggers for Life

    $25

  • Cory

    $20

  • Robin Satty

    $10

  • Anthony

    $25

  • Chris

    $25

  • Lucian

    $25

  • Jennifer Aull

    $50

  • Joshua Marx

    $25

  • Jonathan Goldstein

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • SQ

    $100

  • Rohit

    $25

  • Chauncey Nartey

     

  • d nice

    $20

  • William Best

    $50

  • Chuck Olson

    $50

  • Yvette Muniz

    $50

  • GQ

    $360

  • Genna

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daniel Portnoy

    $100

  • mary ann vassallo

    $25

  • Jeffrey & Maureen Reynolds

    $200

  • Robert Wright

    $100

  • Lisa Stern

    $25

  • Margaret Christy

    $25

  • Mary

    $25

  • Dian Holt

    $50

  • Lisa Burch

    $50

  • Ron Gold

    $50

  • Lillian Vai

    $100

  • Velma Berry

    $25

  • Jennifer Kay

    $25

  • Kristen Ferrari

    $25

  • Regina Anderson

    $25

  • Keisha Wilson

    $25

  • nancy cohan

    $25

  • Steve Vai

     

  • Donna Teichner

    $25

  • Richard Dina

    $100

  • Jerry McCaffery

    $100

  • Carole Amselem

    $25

  • Larry Kaminsky

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian Reddy

    $26.20

  • Liliana Giametta

    $25

  • Pat McVie

    $25

  • Jane Tucker

    $50

  • The Paladino's

    $100

  • Natoya "Angel" Taylor

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bernice B.

    $25

  • Margaret Hromada

    $25

  • Melissa S.

    $10

  • Andrea Kerr

    $25

  • Nakita Hyman & Family

    $25

  • Mary Brosnahan

    $50

  • Danny Byrne

    $25

  • Silvia Fernandez

    $50

  • Gina Caporaso

    $25

  • The Healthy Home Girls

    $15

  • Michael Jones

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Debra Oette

    $25

  • Gina Squeo

    $20

  • Mathew Ferguson

    $25

  • Lisa Stern

    $30

  • Sonia Carrasquillo

    $30

  • Amanda Muller

    $50

  • Debra Lyons

     

  • Linda Ventura

    $50

  • EQ

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Andrew Raff

     

  • Jennifer Kay

    $25

  • Mayra Correa

    $25

  • Adria DiGiovanni

    $30

  • Franca Floro

    $25

  • Margaret Doherty

    $50

  • Dan & Susan Brown

    $50

  • Elizabeth Palmieri

     

  • lynn Vanderhall

     

  • Dave & Joanna Licherdell

    $50

  • Walter Colvin

    $50

  • Frances Mingoia

    $30

  • Lawrence Kaminsky

    $25

  • Jeffrey and Maureen Reynolds

    $1,075

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100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $49,042 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Heisler

Amount Raised

$11,817

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natasha Wieschenberg

Amount Raised

$11,565

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Fernandez

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Crasa

Amount Raised

$4,469

 

60% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas McGwire

Amount Raised

$4,153

 

128% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Thomas McGwire

Amount Raised

$3,260

 

100% Raised of $3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nickie O'Rourke

Amount Raised

$2,415

 

97% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Bowman

Amount Raised

$1,895

 

63% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeffrey  and Maureen Reynolds

Jeffrey and Maureen Reynolds

DONATION: $1,075

So proud of you Marc! 3 months ago

Lawrence Kaminsky

Lawrence Kaminsky

DONATION: $25

Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment and worthy cause. 3 months ago

Frances Mingoia

Frances Mingoia

DONATION: $30

3 months ago

Walter Colvin

Walter Colvin

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Dave & Joanna Licherdell

Dave & Joanna Licherdell

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

lynn Vanderhall

lynn Vanderhall

3 months ago

Elizabeth Palmieri

Elizabeth Palmieri

3 months ago

Dan & Susan Brown

Dan & Susan Brown

DONATION: $50

Your a winner before your first step. GOD Bless! 3 months ago

Margaret Doherty

Margaret Doherty

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Franca Floro

Franca Floro

DONATION: $25

Best of luck! 3 months ago