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26.2 Miles for Smiles: Lauren Runs, Kids Discover the Wild

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THE STORY:

I can say from firsthand experience that exercise, outdoor exploration, and passionate teachers growing up all played a huge role in who I am today - the kind of person who wants to push her limits, work hard, and voluntarily run 26.2 miles on November 2nd in the 2014 NYC Marathon.

Unfortunately, a lot of kids in our own backyard don't have those valuable experiences available to them.  That's why I'm dedicating my training and my race to the Discover Outdoors Foundation - and I'd love your support!

The Discover Outdoors Foundation, which began in 2013, is committed to getting NYC Public School kids outside to explore their world, lead active lives, and take time away from the constant flashing screens and noise of modern life to really look inward.  In learning about the outdoors, they start to learn about what's inside as well.

There are some scary numbers out there -  like the fact that 31% of kids in the US are dropping out of school, or that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

But there's a more exciting number - 435, the number of students DOF was able to support programs for in its very first year.  It's a number which has already been met and passed in 2014.  And with your support, that number can continue to grow!

And a number that matters to me - 26.2 - will have a little more meaning behind it.

Please consider donating today and help me reach my goal of $1,000 for this awesome cause!

$525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa Fudor

    $25

  • Alison Vorsatz

    $50

  • Rebecca and Josh Brookstein

    $25

  • Mary

    $50

  • Jonathan Silerio

    $25

  • Sheryl and Steven Dluginski, Generations Fitness LLC

    $50

  • Liz Johnson

     

  • Erica and Dan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Regina

    $20

  • Susan Skinieczny

    $50

  • Beth Harrison

    $20

  • Nancy Henning

    $20

  • Pigeon & Mabel

    $50

  • Kentech Inc.

    $50

  • Luci & Vic

    $20

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53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $525 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Luci & Vic

Luci & Vic

DONATION: $20

Run baby Run!!! yuo are such an inspiration!!! xxx 3 years ago

Kentech Inc.

Kentech Inc.

DONATION: $50

For all the great work by DO and Lauren. 3 years ago

Pigeon & Mabel

Pigeon & Mabel

DONATION: $50

GO LAUREN GO! 3 years ago

Nancy Henning

Nancy Henning

DONATION: $20

Most helpful sign I saw during my first marathon: "The pain is temporary, the Pride is forever!" Good luck! 3 years ago

Beth Harrison

Beth Harrison

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Susan Skinieczny

Susan Skinieczny

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Regina

Regina

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Erica and Dan

Erica and Dan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson

Go Lauren! 3 years ago