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Jessica's Run Across Haiti 2018

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WE DID IT!
February 15, 2018

The day is here! I take off for Haiti tomorrow AND we hit my 6K fundraising goal... and I'm not even on the road yet! Can we hit $6,500... $7K!?   See more

BENEFITING: TEAM TASSY

EVENT: 2018 Run Across Haiti

EVENT DATE: Feb 16, 2018

Jessica Wayashe

THE STORY:

What?

40 runners. 230 miles. 8 days. 1 ultra marathon. 1 collective purpose. I’m an athlete by nature and a humanitarian by heart. My personal mantra is to inspire through connecting, community and movement. So how do you combine all three? You sign up for a 230-mile adventure ultra-marathon. A coast-to-coast run through an entire country, for a charitable cause. If my legs can create movement, they can certainly support one.

Our Mission.

WORK (formerly known as Team Tassy) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accompanying Haitian families in Menelas out of poverty through good, dignified jobs. Menelas is a community on the border of Port-au-Prince that has become a place of refuge. Families have moved here to escape the violence of Cite Soleil, to rebuild in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and to seek opportunities for work in the community landfill. Here, families rely on the waste collection as a primary source of income and often face the difficult choice of involving children in this work in order to ensure the security and well-being of the family. This is where Work steps in to address the issue of undignified child labor. We lead the efforts to provide services to some 300 Haitian children with access to medical care, education, safety workshops and job training for dignified work placement in their future.

Why?

This adventure will challenge my physical, emotional and mental abilities. I'll see things that I'm not used to seeing. I'll feel things that, physically and emotionally, I'm not used to feeling. How deep can I dig? How much can I give? How far can I push? What can I learn? I'm capable of making a small difference in a big world, as my 2013 + 2014 Boston Marathon experiences have taught me, so I'll do it by spreading love, supporting a movement, inspiring you to help another or initiate a healthy change or challenge in self, all while using my own two feet. Thank you for being here and for your support of myself and Work. LET'S DO THIS THING!

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To This Fundraiser

$6,650

MONEY RAISED
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    $25

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    $20

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    $50

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    $25

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    $20

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    $25

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    $25

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    $20

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    $50

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $10

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    $25

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    $25

  • Jen, Danny, Olivia, & Samantha Katz

    $100

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    $50

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    $10

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    $25

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    $102

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    $15

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $54

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    $100

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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  • The Greene Family

    $25

  • Bright Yellow Creamery

    $250

  • Anna

    $25

  • Fellow We-Worker

    $20

  • Kim Sheridan

    $25

  • Barbara Goldman& Howard Katz

    $100

  • Aunt Suesie

    $10

  • Kevin Gallagher

    $25

  • Linda Pierson

    $25

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    $10

  • Rosemary Leader

    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $50

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    $50

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    $25

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    $25

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  • Heather Stafford

    $25

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    $20

  • Tom Hearon

    $30

  • The Fords

    $100

  • Molly Krause

    $25

  • Wendy & Christopher

    $20

  • Jillian Girard

    $25

  • You got this! Good luck!

     

  • Shayne Begin

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Tony

     

  • LYDIA W ANGELL

    $100

  • Leah Scully

    $50

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102% Raised of $6,500 Goal

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The Team: $6,650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Leah Scully

Leah Scully

DONATION: $50

1 hour ago

LYDIA W ANGELL

LYDIA W ANGELL

DONATION: $100

BECUASE I LOVE JESSICA 2 hours ago

Tony

Tony

So cool, GL! 6 hours ago

colorsandpictures

colorsandpictures

way to go jess!! you're such an inspiration 2 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 days ago

Shayne Begin

Shayne Begin

DONATION: $52

$52 for the last 52 miles on Day 8! 2 days ago

You got this! Good luck!

You got this! Good luck!

2 days ago

Jillian Girard

Jillian Girard

DONATION: $25

So proud of you! ❤ 2 days ago

Wendy & Christopher

Wendy & Christopher

DONATION: $20

2 days ago

Molly Krause

Molly Krause

DONATION: $25

3 days ago