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Let Me Run NYC 2017 Charity Runners

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Mary Dare Mayeux

THE STORY:

Friends, Family, and Everyone who receives this,

On November 5, I plan to be in one of my favorite cities in the world, running a marathon I've been trying to get into for years, and doing it all to support an amazing running program and a cause dear to my heart - Let Me Run! 

So what is this Let Me Run anyway, you might be asking!  Let Me Run is a program for young boys that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, all through the power of running.  Let Me Run works to break the "Boy Code" in society that says boys should "man up" and "be tough" or worse, "stop crying like a girl."  How can we raise healthy boys if we teach them to hide behind their emotions? And what does this mean for our girls in the long run?  I am a mom of three sons, and I'd be lying if I said that a comment like this has never crossed my lips.  It's true.  Not one of my prouder mom moments.  Thank goodness all three of my beautiful sons learned from Let Me Run that it's ok to show emotions, and it's ok to be true to themselves, not pretend to be someone they are not - and just as importantly: to be respectful to other people and their feelings.   I am thankful to Let Me Run for teaching me a thing or two about raising boys.  

For 8 years now, I've had the privilege to coach Let Me Run and be a part of this organization, from recruiting volunteers for our 5K race each fall and spring, to serving on the Board where I get to watch a very talented group of people work hard to make sure that Let Me Run can reach as many boys as possible.

From coaching, I see the impact this program has on boys, and it is  JOYFUL!  They learn about failures (even Michael Jordan didn't make his high school basketball team, and Colonal Sanders submitted that recipe for fried chicken over 1000 times before it was accepted, and did you know that Walt Disney was told early on that he wasn't creative enough?); they learn what happens when we hold in our emotions and get to demonstrate it with vinegar and baking soda (we've been known to make a huge mess of the sidewalk with this one); they learn by trying to put toothpaste back into the tube that we can't take words back once they are out; and a fun lesson on nutrition teaches them to count fat grams by using lard and hamburger buns.  Believe me - it's ENTERTAINING to be a coach, and these boys have fun! (If you are interested in coaching, please contact me - I'm on the coach recruiting committee too and this would make the other committee members happy with me)!

So now you know all about Let Me Run, but you should know that I have a lofty goal of raising $5000.00 for Let Me Run.  This allows LMR to reach more boys accross the USA!  We just reached 10,000 boys last year and this spring we are on our way to making that number climb to 15,000.  LMR doesn't like to turn any boy away, so money that we raise helps those boys whose family can't afford the cost, be able to participate - after all, these boys are our next generation, and they are worth it!  Please consider donating to my page and help me raise $5000.00 or more!!  And be sure to check out some of the pictures and videos I've posted.  

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To This Fundraiser

$2,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike and Denise

    $250

  • William Craig

    $50

  • Sallye & John Coalson

    $100

  • Will and Stacy Beard

     

  • Heather Dautel

    $50

  • Grant, Tori, Karen and Brendan

    $250

  • Diane Richardson

     

  • Gail and Jack Edmondson

    $250

  • Brendan Kelleher

    $250

  • Reed Finley

    $200

  • The Jesseys

    $50

  • Lisa carlisto

    $50

  • Erin Thomas

    $100

  • The Woodard Family

    $100

  • Tara & Ryan

    $50

  • Secor Family

     

  • Ericka Williams

    $25

  • The Gavin Family

    $100

  • The Petrus Family

    $50

  • Melinda Murphy

    $200

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45% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $30,508 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jane Caldwell

Amount Raised

$4,865

 

97% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Grant Armistead

Amount Raised

$4,710

 

47% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Erin Romeiser

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

74% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Abby Frey

Amount Raised

$3,503

 

88% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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David Lamothe

Amount Raised

$2,675

 

67% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Kelly Westcott

Amount Raised

$2,415

 

81% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Drew Quartapella

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

79% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Dare Mayeux

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

45% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Melinda Murphy

Melinda Murphy

DONATION: $200

1 week ago

The Petrus Family

The Petrus Family

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

The Gavin Family

The Gavin Family

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Ericka Williams

Ericka Williams

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

Secor Family

Secor Family

4 weeks ago

Tara & Ryan

Tara & Ryan

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

The Woodard Family

The Woodard Family

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Erin Thomas

Erin Thomas

DONATION: $100

4 weeks ago

Lisa carlisto

Lisa carlisto

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

The Jesseys

The Jesseys

DONATION: $50

1 month ago