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National Kidney Foundation NYC Marathon 2015

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THE STORY:

Howdy,

My name is Ben Chan and I'm a living organ donor and a runner. I'm participating in the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon as a charity runner for Team Kidney. My goal is to raise at least $2,500 for the important work that the National Kidney Foundation does in improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and promoting organ donation.

In May 2012, I donated one of my kidneys to a mentor and friend who has diabetes and was experiencing early stage renal failure. Prior to the transplant, my main form on exercise was walking. Prior to the operation I vowed to live a more active and healthy life. My friends and I signed up to do our first Tough Mudder before I went under the knife. Since donating one of my kidneys, I've participated in 2 Spartan Sprints, 4 Tough Mudders, 1 24-hour Tough Mudder, 4 marathons, and several half-marathons, 10ks, and 5ks. (Lots of times wearing silly costumes.) I am grateful that I had the opportunity to donate, because as a result of giving to my friend, I discovered running. 

Please consider joining the cause by donating to Team Kidney.

Also, if you have any questions regarding my experience as a living organ donor, feel free to reach out.

Thanks!

Ben

$2,670

MONEY RAISED
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  • Danilo

    $50

  • Lacey

    $50

  • Notorious

    $100

  • Kristine Teano

    $50

  • Sandy

    $54

  • LOUIE

    $20

  • Notorious

    $50

  • Kamekah

    $50

  • Chevon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Leslie S.

    $50

  • Shaun G.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Eileen Santiago

    $50

  • Lance Hazel Jr.

    $50

  • Ilya Abramsky

    $52.40

  • Sherryl-Anne Vega

    $100

  • Elizabeth

    $50

  • Raquel and Bairon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • L Lin

    $50

  • Peggy

    $100

  • hafidha acuay

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sandra

    $25

  • John B.

    $50

  • Melissa Thoen

    $20

  • Rachel S

     

  • Eric Lugo

    $100

  • Irene

    $20

  • Sara Rivera

    $50

  • Ima

    $10

  • Cary

     

  • Holly sparks

    $15

  • Nelson

    $500

  • Mom

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $89

  • Brian and Susan

    $50

  • Team Alpha Kale

    $100

  • Latifa Fletcher

    $20

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107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $23,610 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Torie Johnson

Amount Raised

$4,100

 

164% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Leffler

Amount Raised

$3,343

 

134% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy White

Amount Raised

$3,040

 

122% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Chan

Amount Raised

$2,670

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yael Heller

Amount Raised

$2,662

 

106% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Arnold

Amount Raised

$2,509

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Barlow

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Smith

Amount Raised

$1,435

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Latifa Fletcher

Latifa Fletcher

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Team Alpha Kale

Team Alpha Kale

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brian and Susan

Brian and Susan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $89

2 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nelson

Nelson

DONATION: $500

For all those like Ben and my best friend Vijay, who have given so selflessly. 2 years ago

Holly sparks

Holly sparks

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Cary

Cary

2 years ago

Ima

Ima

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Sara Rivera

Sara Rivera

DONATION: $50

You inspire! 2 years ago