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Melissa's Fundraiser:

Melissa's First Marathon Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: Education Through Music

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Melissa

THE STORY:

I am celebrating my tenth year as a New Yorker. Like most New Yorkers, I have a love/hate relationship with the city. I have been here through blackouts, transit strikes, some amazing and awful apartments, and, most recently, the devastation of hurricane Sandy. I have also been privy to hearing wonderful music, participating in arts and cultural organizations, eating outstanding food, and becoming friends with some exceptional people. Honestly, I simply cannot imagine living anywhere else.

I came to New York to pursue my passion, a career in opera; ten years later, I’m still singing. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered a new passion – running. After years of casual running and several races with the New York Road Runners, I have finally signed on for the New York City Marathon.

Traditionally, Marathon runners fundraise for an organization near and dear to their hearts. My fundraiser is for Education Through Music. This group offers music as a core subject for all children in inner-city schools and promotes the integration of music into the curricula to improve academic achievement, motivation for school, and self-confidence and development. Education Through Music feeds the soul of young children.

On Sunday, September 15 at 3pm at Opera America (330 7th Avenue) I will be performing a recital to raise funds for Education Through Music. There is no charge for this concert, but any and all donations will go directly to this very worthwhile group. Please take the opportunity to visit their website (www.etmonline.org) for more information on the amazing work they do. You may email me with any questions you may have.

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kate Figga

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Aunt Judy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Gerstein

    $450

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • #dads

    $25

  • Joey E

    $100

  • Becky

    $100

  • Cast-iron Chef

    $50

  • Matt & Jessica Dinsick

    $30

  • Mom and Dad Tombleson

    $50

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105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Mom and Dad Tombleson

Mom and Dad Tombleson

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Matt & Jessica Dinsick

Matt & Jessica Dinsick

DONATION: $30

So proud of you, Melissa! Love you to pieces!! 4 years ago

Cast-iron Chef

Cast-iron Chef

DONATION: $50

Kudos to Mel Mel for taking on such a momentous challenge and doing so nobly in light of such a stupendous cause. #tacoshombre 4 years ago

Becky

Becky

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joey E

Joey E

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

#dads

#dads

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Melissa Gerstein

Melissa Gerstein

DONATION: $450

A huge thank you to all that donated at my Recital! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Aunt Judy

Aunt Judy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago