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BENEFITING: RIGHT 2 THRIVE

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Jenna Adikes

THE STORY:

Hello friends!

As many of you know, I was crazy enough to sign up for the 2013 NYC Marathon. (Let's face it, you all know because all I talk about is running - how far I have to run this weekend, how much gear I've had to buy, how I can't hang out because I have to run, how tired and hungry I am all the time, etc.)  I was lucky enough to get an automatic spot from all the races I ran in NY last year, but I am committed to raising money for a charity that has a personal connection for me.

My friend Janet Patry (with whom I played soccer with for many years) started a charity called Right 2 Thrive, which benefits communities in Nairobi, Kenya and whose mission is to bridge the gap between poverty and prosperity through empowerment and education.  Janet left her corporate job in NYC last year to move to Nairobi full time and has committed to making a difference in the communities she supports.

Right 2 Thrive has recently opened up an empowerment center offering not only classes (personal empowerment, basic and intermediate English, sports and life skills and handcrafts) but also has a workshop for students to practice their craft (sewing, rolling beads, making jewelry and sandals, etc.) and a dedicated office for business mentoring for students who have completed their courses and are looking to start their own businesses.

My fundraising goal of $1,500 would cover the expenses for an entire quarter for the empowerment center, and anything extra could help fund additional programs at the center.

The impact from these donations is tremendous - participants in the program are able to break the cycle of poverty, meaning parents can provide food and shelter to their children and can afford to send them to school (many families in poverty struggle to pay school fees that can range from $5 to $50 a month).

I greatly appreciate any support you can give - with this fundraising AND with cheering me on during training or on race day!

THANK YOU!

$1,906

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beth & Brian

    $25

  • Erin and Matt

    $25

  • Andi Ozbolt

     

  • Gakunju Kaigwa

    $100

  • Catherine Creager

    $50

  • Kimberly Peyton

    $50

  • Tom and Laura Rossman

    $50

  • Lindsay Gacad

    $25

  • Julie Frahm

     

  • John Caruso

    $50

  • rob longnecker

    $35

  • Rachel Kava

    $25

  • Ted & Angie Michaels

    $150

  • Laurin Goff

    $50

  • Kim Creager

    $100

  • Andrew + Julie

    $126

  • Ali & Jon Schippers

    $75

  • Beth Kite

    $100

  • Ashley Voight

    $25

  • Erin Sauchelli

    $100

  • Kate P.

    $75

  • Sara Lalli

    $25

  • Melanie Fitzgerald

    $20

  • Renee and Matt Freimuth

     

  • Yvette Thompson

    $25

  • Courtney

    $75

  • The Olive Family

    $75

  • Jaimie Campos

     

  • J & Tamara

    $50

  • Ramey Watkins

     

  • Benjamin Sokoly

     

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127% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,906 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jenna Adikes

Amount Raised

$1,906

 

127% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Kate Piasecki

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Benjamin Sokoly

Benjamin Sokoly

3 years ago

Ramey Watkins

Ramey Watkins

3 years ago

J & Tamara

J & Tamara

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jaimie Campos

Jaimie Campos

4 years ago

The Olive Family

The Olive Family

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Courtney

Courtney

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Yvette Thompson

Yvette Thompson

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Renee and Matt Freimuth

Renee and Matt Freimuth

4 years ago

Melanie Fitzgerald

Melanie Fitzgerald

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Sara Lalli

Sara Lalli

DONATION: $25

4 years ago