Jared Fox's Fundraiser:

Spartan for Safe Schools

Jared's Photo
Jared's Photo
Jared's Photo


EVENT: 2013 Spartan Races

EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014

Jared Fox


Other people. 

I think a lot about other people. A year ago I would have said "other people" run Spartan Races. Other people run through the woods, get muddy, climb walls. That isn't me. 

And until last night, I would have said that "other people" are the victims of hate crimes. Other people get jumped, beaten. Those pictures of the swollen head, busted ear drum, bleeding - that isn't me.

But it is me.

Last night I ran for my life from a mob of 20 kids shouting anti-gay slurs. In one week, I run for safe schools, education, stopping the violence and speaking out. Thank you for your support...


The challenge of a Spartan Race, the feeling of barbed wire cutting through your arm, the 8 foot wall, mud covered body -- it is nothing, absolutely nothing, compared to the challenge of growing up gay.

I know, because I've lived through the challenges of growing up a gay man. I am here today because of a very strong and supportive family and the work of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.

The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) works to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. I've worked with them for over 13 years and proud to recently become the Chair of GLSEN NYC. I'm raising funds to support the vital work that GLSEN does in NYC and beyond. My hope is that through your generous donation, we can work to make schools safe for all students.


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97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kaitlin Lehr

Kaitlin Lehr

2 years ago

David Y

David Y

2 years ago

Dale Smith

Dale Smith

We struggle because we dream of a better day when we will end hate. 2 years ago

Robbie,  NLC Alumni

Robbie, NLC Alumni

2 years ago

Liza & Amy Slay

Liza & Amy Slay

2 years ago