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LA Marathon March 20th

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US Association for UNHCR via Crowdrise
February 13, 2011

March 20th-racing the LA Marathon shooting for a top 40 finish,come out to support UNHCR$1 for everyone I beat would make 26 miles worth it!  See more

THE STORY:

As a competitive marathoner and runner from Buffalo, NY and after many years of running in the cold, I've been lucky enough to resettle here in Los Angeles and get on board with the UNHCR-The United Nations High Commission on Refugees  Refugees are a  vulnerable  population that too often go unnoticed and forgotten. Our new office in LA is a fundraising office. We aim to assist refugees when they are fleeing their homes by providing water, food, shelter, and protect the women and children from rape and trafficking. I have in the past ran in races supporting every cause imaginable in 2002 and 2003 winning the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer race in Western New York... but the list goes on... Prostate Cancer, the Ronald McDonald house and endless scholarship and organization runs....theres always a cause. My travels have opened my eyes and heart to those in other places that will never have the things I've been fortunate to have.

This year I have committed to training and raising awareness to the refugee situtation around the world. This time it's ME you're supporting for the thousands I've spent on races over the running career of now 20 years.. I'm asking just this once..... to support my cause. You won't miss me race day.. I'm looking to run 2:40...around 6:10 pace... placing me in the top 30-40 overall. I will be in the front of this race with a UNHCR logo painted on... If I could get just $1 dollar for all those racing.. that I beat...WE would be helping those who truely need it. Refugees are often running scared.. I AM NOT.. I'm running strong, confident, and poised to be in the front to be seen and when running for someone else.. it's very easy to deal with the blisters,sore muscles, and long training days of running 20+ miles every weekend. My running has empowered me my whole life and I'm hoping to help these fragile people and empower them as well.

Good Luck to all those braving the LA streets and those who have the courage to run 26.2 miles.... best to all the charities and keep up the good work... We in the West sometimes forget... The strong MUST take care of the weak!..Carpe Diem!.. AJ!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,270

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pansy

    $10

  • Some stranger

    $50

  • Lets go 14219!

    $20

  • Blasdell Annex Asbestos Club

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lindsay and Corey Kelley

    $10

  • Ruth Hilliard

    $100

  • Skalski Family

    $20

  • MARY TERHART

    $30

  • T from the 14219

    $20

  • Kyle Anderson

    $20

  • Wolbert

    $50

  • LoL - Living on LaBelle

    $20

  • Annie Ciszak Pazar

    $20

  • Bella Boutique

    $20

  • Joel Morin

    $10

  • Justin & Jackie Muise

    $50

  • Dr. Mike BSC Business

    $10

  • Dr. Mike and Ezra

    $10

  • Joyce Family

    $20

  • Elizabeth Coffey

    $20

  • Kiana K.

    $10

  • Colette Nitzberg

    $20

  • Jennie Brummer

    $15

  • Aunt Mitz

    $50

  • Uncle Mike & Aunt Meg

    $50

  • Megan Sanger

    $25

  • Jill Eckert

    $20

  • Carly

    $20

  • Tobias Gruenberger

    $10

  • Meredith

    $20

  • Karly Thomsen

    $20

  • Khristina

    $10

  • Pete, Katy, Kelsey and Riley

    $50

  • Tiffany Rose

    $20

  • The Maz Family

    $100

  • The Maz Family

    $20

  • Andrea Kurnik

    $10

  • Jonathan DellaTorre

    $10

  • ♥ Reein ♥

    $10

  • DAD

    $50

  • Sean McLaughlin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nora Rabin

    $20

  • Robin Anderson

    $20

  • impulse GUIDE.com

    $20

  • Frank C Pusateri

    $20

  • Rocko's Tacos

    $25

  • Gram D

    $50

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127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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US Association for UNHCR

Amount Raised

$1,270

 

127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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MARY TERHART

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Elizabeth Coffey

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Donor Comments

Gram D

Gram D

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Rocko's Tacos

Rocko's Tacos

DONATION: $25

Go Buffalo! Good luck my friend 6 years ago

Frank C Pusateri

Frank C Pusateri

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

impulse GUIDE.com

impulse GUIDE.com

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Robin Anderson

Robin Anderson

DONATION: $20

Thanks for telling me about this Kyle! 6 years ago

Nora Rabin

Nora Rabin

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Sean McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

DAD

DAD

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

♥ Reein ♥

♥ Reein ♥

DONATION: $10

Good luck! 6 years ago