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Go Karen! I FINALLY signed u…
Go Karen! I FINALLY signed up for the marathon... time to start fundraising :)
6 years ago
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Karen Banks
San Francisco, CA United States
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It is that time of year once again and I am back to complete my most challenging goal to date with your support. It is my personal goal to run an entire Full Marathon (Yes, 26.2 miles!) on the Family House running team.  This run will take place on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 and I will be running for over 5 hours.

Why am I doing this? I am doing this for the kids I meet at Family House who may never get to run ever. In my day-to-day I get to meet some amazing kids who have changed my life forever. Those that are going through tough struggles and sometimes do not get to see another day. It is because of these incredible super heroes that I choose to run and I am asking for your support financially. Family House is an amazing place where there is laughter, love, and a community to support 34 families while they are dealing with serious illness. There are so many families and hearing their stories and being there to help them through the toughest times imaginable is what drives me to run for them.  

It is now that I ask for your help once again in raising much needed funds for Family House. Last year I was able to raise $1,000 with your help and thank you to those who supported me the last two years!! This year I believe I can increase that and I am setting a personal goal of $2,000! For those of you who were not able to donate in the past there is no time like the present to support this amazing cause that I have dedicated myself to. 80 cents of every dollar goes to support family needs. Your donation is 100% Tax-Deductible and Family House is a 501(c)3 organization. Below is just a snapshot of what you will be supporting:

$15 pays for one new pillow

$35 pays for one calling card to call long-distance to loved ones

$40 pays for one set of sheets

$60 pays for one gas card to help a family get back home

$75 pays for a one night stay at Family House

$100 pays for a month’s worth of light bulbs

$200 pays for new cookware for one of our 7 kitchens

$600 pays for one month’s worth of cleaning supplies


I have set a personal goal to raise at least $2,000 in donations for this organization, but I need your help to achieve that goal. I'm pretty confident that I could meet this goal, but I need YOU to help. I completely understand that times are tough financially, but at the same time, please think about how much your donation will help.  You're probably thinking, "How can I donate?"  Well, you can donate one of two ways.  If you would like to donate using your credit card, you may visit my fundraising page to place your donation online.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill



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Karen Banks' Fundraisers

Team Family House- 2014 SF Marathon

Team Family House- 2014 SF M…

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60% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fit for Family House- SF Marathon 2013

Fit for Family House- SF Mar…

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43% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Family House Marathon SF

Family House Marathon SF

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57% Raised of $5,000 Goal