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Landon and Parker's Cayuga Trails Marathon for Navy SEAL Foundation

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BENEFITING: Navy SEAL Foundation

EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2016

Parker Matthews

THE STORY:

Friends and Family,

Today, Landon and I signed up for the Cayuga Trails marathon in Ithaca, NY(I made Landon ditch the 50 since they had different start times and I sure as hell am not doing 26.2 alone). The marathon is June 4, thus we have the next 11 days to figure out the best way to train for a marathon in 11 days. Since we are in trouble either way, we decided it would be best to run the marathon for something bigger than ourselves to ensure we make it to the finish. We immediately decided on the Navy SEAL foundation because of their 4/4 star rating by Charity Navigator meaning the 91% of the money donated goes straight to programs for SEALs in need (Wounded Warrior is about 50%).

SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land. These guys go where nobody wants to go in covert and dangerous missions(shout out to these guys for killing Bin Laden a year ago). They are mentally and physically most elite warriors in the world, (which is everything we pretend to be. OR SEALs are everything Landon pretends to be.) Regardless of your political affiliation(even you Bernie supporters), SEALs serve our country loyally and deserve our attention. Navy SEALs risk and sacrifice everything to keep us safe and unfortunately many end up with a myriad of financial and physical issues after retirement(military pay sucks, even for the most elite). The Navy SEAL foundation provides programs to help SEALs in need (read more here: http://www.navysealfoundation.org/what-we-do/).

I am asking all of you to open your wallet for a really good cause (or at the very least to enjoy the thought of Me and Landon in pain running a marathon in mediocre shape). Whether you are willing to admit it or not, people in our military sacrifice everything to keep us safe. Have one less Pina Colada at the bar or Venti Soy Latte from Starbucks this week and instead give to this great cause. Many have said there is nothing worse on this beautiful planet than erging a 2k and we both sure hope they are right. For all you non-classics majors(which I hope is most of you in this job market), the marathon was created when a messenger in ancient Greece ran 26.2 miles from the city of Marathon to Athens to warn of a military victory. He collapsed and died right after so hopefully we fare better than him.

Sincerely,

Landon & Captain Parker

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To This Fundraiser

$1,601

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lewis Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gwyneth Lewis

    $25

  • William Pfister

    $25

  • Oliver

    $10

  • Lauren Yeary

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Garrett Lau

    $26.20

  • Parker Lewis

    $26.20

  • Harrison Potter

    $10

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Gary & Debbie Morin

    $26.20

  • Alec Melone

    $25

  • Mao Family

    $100

  • Your Uncle pjl

    $50

  • John Liebman

    $10

  • Keara Lynn

    $10

  • Keara Lynn

    $10

  • Heather Piekarz

     

  • Paul and Michelune

    $100

  • Proud Brother!!!!!

    $50

  • Greg Burke

    $20

  • Landon Morin

    $26.20

  • Kallin Morin

    $25

  • Alexander Hamilton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $26.20

  • Linda Dean

    $50

  • Jacoby & Kaiser

    $114

  • The Roswech Family

    $250

  • Jess Sofen

    $20

  • The Piekarz Family

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $26.20

  • Joan Finnerty

     

  • The Dyckman Family

    $50

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133% Raised of $1,200 Goal

The Team: $1,601 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Parker Matthews

Amount Raised

$1,193

 

99% Raised of $1,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Landon Morin

Amount Raised

$407

Donor Comments

The Dyckman Family

The Dyckman Family

DONATION: $50

Go Parker! 1 year ago

Joan Finnerty

Joan Finnerty

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $26.20

1 year ago

The Piekarz Family

The Piekarz Family

DONATION: $30

1 year ago

Jess Sofen

Jess Sofen

DONATION: $20

Good luck, boys!! You are both insane but also so inspirational. You got this! 1 year ago

The Roswech Family

The Roswech Family

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Jacoby & Kaiser

Jacoby & Kaiser

DONATION: $114

1 year ago

Linda Dean

Linda Dean

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $26.20

Legs feed the wolf 1 year ago

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

DONATION: $100

1 year ago