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Michelle Sanders' Fundraiser:

NYC Marathon for Blue Card

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BENEFITING: Blue Card

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Michelle Sanders

THE STORY:

I've been training for an entire year to run my first marathon. I hate to run! But I had a feeling that if I could put my complaints and fears about running aside for a while, I might find something wonderful in the experience; and I have, in spades. Read daily journal entries about my journey here: http://hatestorun.blogspot.com/

What have I found? In a nutshell, that I'm the only one stopping me from achieving anything I could ever want to accomplish with my life. And that "moving more" is key to my personal happiness.

I've been inspired by so many people along the way. I hear I've inspired a few myself... I'm honored by the flow of energy that's come from this project. I feel closer to old friends and have unexpectedly made many new ones. My life is full.

When I did not gain entry to the NYC Marathon through the lottery system, one of my angels, who is also a running inspiration, shared my story with Runner's World magazine, who agreed to sponsor me. I do not need to fund raise, but I want to - because I can.

I've chosen Blue Card as my charity because I believe they are providing immediate resources to individuals who have suffered outrageous unfairness - but have prevailed. The Blue Card gives money to survivors of the Holocaust who find themselves destitute in old age. Can you imagine having to choose between buying medication or food? Let's tell these elderly people we care and provide immediate solutions.

I heard about Blue Card from one of my running inspirations whose marathon entrance is being sponsored by Blue Card. We all support each other on this Earth. Everything - little or large - that you do makes a difference. Donate $5, $10, $18, whatever you can. (Plus, your donation is tax deductible!) This article about Blue Card ran in last week's Sports section of the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/sports/22marathon.html?_r=4&ref=sports

Please give what you can and I look forward to seeing you on the Thursday (11/4) before Marathon Sunday! I'm having a happy hour Pep Rally at Croton Tavern in Midtown Manhattan from 5-9PM! Your donation here gains you free entrance to an amazing party with $3 bottled beer, $5 martinis, a 50/50 raffle and a great crowd! Hope to see you there! (And be sure to tell me you think I can run 26.2 miles because... I'm not sure I can! Ahhhhhh! Prepare the ice bath!)

With love and gratitude for your support,
Michelle

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,380

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michelle Sanders

    $100

  • Girard Ruddick

    $25

  • Linda Gerstman

    $100

  • Melissa Schulz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sarah Hine

    $50

  • Jillian Sanders

    $10

  • ssstephanie Cloris

    $20

  • Karen Barrett

    $25

  • Jessica E

    $20

  • Catharine Wilder

    $20

  • Leora Leibow

    $20

  • Alia Akkam

    $30

  • Beth Mc Donald

    $70

  • Lori Singer

    $25

  • Adam and Meryl Gold

    $20

  • Dana Inerfeld

    $25

  • Jeffrey Currier

    $50

  • Abby Stenzler Mallis

    $20

  • Jean Huang

    $20

  • Jacquie inerfeld

    $50

  • Kate Pomeroy

    $50

  • Andrew Walsh

    $20

  • Craig and Nancy Johnson

    $50

  • Julie

    $20

  • Lisa McCann

    $50

  • Patty Tong

    $30

  • Aaron Meadow

    $50

  • Meredith

    $10

  • Larry Neuringer

    $100

  • Sherrie Berdecia

    $50

  • Ross and Lana Pattinson

    $50

  • Jolynn Baca & Robert Jaekel

    $40

  • Leigh Winterbottom

    $20

  • Michelle Thanks Kinley!

    $10

  • Michelle Sanders

    $10

  • Michelle Thanks Berry!

    $10

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69% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,380 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Michelle Thanks Berry!

Michelle Thanks Berry!

DONATION: $10

Berry Pomeroy, I'll never forget that you came out on November 7, 2010, to support me at my first ever marathon. You gave me an awesome high-5 and, in honor of that, and to say thank you to you, I'm donating $10.00 in your name to this worthy charity. Love, Michelle xx 6 years ago

Michelle Sanders

Michelle Sanders

DONATION: $10

Berry Pomeroy, I'll never forget that you came out on November 7, 2010, to support me at my first ever marathon. You gave me an awesome high-5 and, in honor of that, and to say thank you to you, I'm donating $10.00 in your name to this worthy charity. Love, Michelle xx 6 years ago

Michelle Thanks Kinley!

Michelle Thanks Kinley!

DONATION: $10

Kinley Pomeroy, I'll never forget that you came out on November 7, 2010, to support me at my first ever marathon. You gave me an awesome high-5 and, in honor of that, and to say thank you to you, I'm donating $10.00 in your name to this worthy charity. Love, Michelle xx 6 years ago

Leigh Winterbottom

Leigh Winterbottom

DONATION: $20

Go Michelle - I'm so proud of you!!! 6 years ago

Jolynn Baca & Robert Jaekel

Jolynn Baca & Robert Jaekel

DONATION: $40

We are inspired and in awe!!!! Can't wait to cheer you on tomorrow! 6 years ago

Ross and Lana Pattinson

Ross and Lana Pattinson

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Michelle! 6 years ago

Sherrie Berdecia

Sherrie Berdecia

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Larry Neuringer

Larry Neuringer

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Meredith

Meredith

DONATION: $10

Yay for you! 6 years ago

Aaron Meadow

Aaron Meadow

DONATION: $50

6 years ago