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Keep a Child Alive NYC Marathon 2016

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August 11, 2016

All that worry about turning 30 (not really, it was actually one of my favorite birthdays) and I realized... this is one of the best decades  See more

BENEFITING: Keep a Child Alive

ORGANIZER: Keep a Child Alive

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Monica Merlis

THE STORY:

Last year, something happened. I thought I was invincible, but then I got sidetracked. I was limping for 3 weeks. It turns out I had a femoral neck stress fracture and as my doc said, my leg was "ratchet." 

Of course this happened. I was pushing 30. And we all know that is where everything ends. Right? 

While I stopped running for a while, I didn't stop my life. I continued to sing karaoke, hike, and cereal shop (see pictures). 

It turns out it was poor running form over the last 15 years that did me in. I thought distance running may be a thing of my past. But I had a goal this year: #BeAmazingat30. So I needed to stick with it. I've been working with a physical therapist and running coach to correct my form, and it's starting to feel like my 6 months off were actually one incredible taper.

So as I celebrate 30 this year (May 4th), I hope you'll support me in learning how to run again by donating to my favorite charity, Keep a Child Alive. I'll personally make sure that 100% of your gift goes toward providing comprehensive HIV care to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and India.

Thanks for helping me #BeAmazingat30 and for being #CommittedtotheEnd. 

$651

MONEY RAISED
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  • Monica Merlis

    $30

  • Lainie & Harvey Rosen

    $25

  • Callie Fentress Tripp

    $30

  • Dianna Hank

    $30

  • Christopher Chiu

    $30

  • Mike Mustillo

     

  • Jesper Andersson

    $25

  • Charlie and PatAnn

    $20

  • Mickki, Stacee & Billie

    $25

  • Peter Twyman

    $50

  • Samia April

    $30

  • Christina Nenonen

    $25

  • Kathy Song

    $30

  • Samia April

    $25

  • Jessica Prater

    $25

  • Lorraine

    $100

  • Idalia Reyes

    $25

  • PatAnn & Charlie

    $26

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130% Raised of$500 Goal

The Team: $68,472 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Pickhardt

Amount Raised

$29,300

 

488% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeanette Jenkins

Amount Raised

$17,575

Fundraiser Title

Duane Mclaughlin

Amount Raised

$6,945

Fundraiser Title

Djin-Ye Oh

Amount Raised

$3,950

 

113% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tatiana Fernandez

Amount Raised

$3,280

 

109% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ross Baldisserotto

Amount Raised

$3,010

 

100% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nora Gherbi

Amount Raised

$1,845

Fundraiser Title

Gerhard Weber

Amount Raised

$745

Donor Comments

PatAnn & Charlie

PatAnn & Charlie

DONATION: $26

2 years ago

Idalia Reyes

Idalia Reyes

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lorraine

Lorraine

DONATION: $100

You are the best!! 2 years ago

Jessica Prater

Jessica Prater

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Samia April

Samia April

DONATION: $25

You are wonderful Monica!Thanks for your dedication to make this world a better place for children! 2 years ago

Kathy Song

Kathy Song

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Christina Nenonen

Christina Nenonen

DONATION: $25

So happy to support KCA and sweet Monica! Best greetings from Finland :) 2 years ago

Samia April

Samia April

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Peter Twyman

Peter Twyman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mickki, Stacee & Billie

Mickki, Stacee & Billie

DONATION: $25

3 years ago