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Dear Friends, John Anthony …
Dear Friends,

John Anthony Blyth and I are running the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015, to raise money for three organizations committed to helping people suffering from spinal cord injuries. These organizations are: Wheeling Forward, Inc., Walk-for-the-Cure; and the John T. Brown Foundation.

Walk-for-the-Cure was created last year by Petrides teacher, Carlos Rodriguez, to assist Matthew Valente, a 2007 graduate who suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury and is now confined to a wheelchair. Matthew, like John Blyth, also wrestled for the Petrides Wrestling team when I was the coach. All the money that Walk-for-the-Cure raised has been directed to the Rutgers University Center for Spinal Cord Injuries. Many of our returning Gulf War vets have been treated at this center. Wheeling Forward, Inc. and the John T. Brown Foundation have a long track record of helping injured people confined to wheelchairs live more purposeful lives.

John and I have committed ourselves to raising $3,000 each for these organizations by finishing the 26.2 mile course through the five boros of New York City. We are honored to accept this challenge and we look forward to doing our small part to help those afflicted with spinal cord injuries. John and I are both in serious training for the event. This is John’s first marathon.

Would you please sponsor us for this fund raising effort? To make a donation, go to one of the following Crowdrise fundraising sites and make a donation via credit card. Or, you make a cash donation and you’ll be recognized on the website. We would also welcome your encouragement comments on the site.
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Thank you for any contribution and your support.

Michael J. and John A. Blyth, NYC Marathoners - 2015
2 years ago
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Jessica Cappillo
Staten Island, NY United States
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