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Miranda Forte's Fundraiser:

Newtown Heals, Newtown Runs

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October 29, 2013

Due to overwhelming support, I have been able to increase my Newtown Heals, Newtown Runs campaign goal! 5 more days!http://bit.ly/1dlr42I  See more

BENEFITING: NEWTOWN MEMORIAL FUND INC

ORGANIZER: NEWTOWN MEMORIAL FUND INC

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Miranda Forte

THE STORY:

"Running changes lives. Running heals."

For me, running has always been a time and place of solace. My greatest ideas and best plans emerge; anger and frustration washes away with the beads of sweat; and each step usually brings me closer to solving a dilemma or just getting my adrenaline fix for the day.

As this is my first New York Marathon and I have been training since months before last year's cancelled marathon, I am both excited and nervous for this experience. Yet with all the tragedies that have happened in our country recently and the Northeast alone, I want this event to be about more than just me crossing another finish line. I want each mile to mean something, to work toward healing an changing someone else's life.

There is no limit to the number of causes I could run for - but I have chosen to stay close to home, very close. The Newtown Memorial Fund is using the New York Marathon training process to bring support and positive energy to the people of Newtown, CT, particularly those who were affected by the events of 12/14/12.

Although I was not in Connecticut at the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, having grown up in Easton, watching the events on tv and hearing about them on the radio was scary, confusing and down right terrible. "Something like that doesn't happen where I grew up", I thought. And having continued to coach and and mentor children over the past 12 years, as well as having friends with small children, I could not imagine that heartbreak and devastation, and having to go on again afterwards. So there is no better cause that I can think of to run this year's ING NYC Marathon for.

This year, I am dedicating each mile to one of the 26 Newtown victims, and specifically the last six (and probably hardest) miles to the heroic adults who died to protect those children. I know there is only a week left until the marathon, but please help Newtown heal and help me cross that finish line by contributing any amount you can, small or large, to the Newtown Memorial Fund.

$1,401

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lindsey Giliberto (Susmeyer)

    $50

  • Wayne Forte

    $50

  • Jon and Robert Liniak

    $50

  • JK Barton

    $25

  • Jamie Loeb

    $50

  • ZZ, Rubina and Joe Satriani

    $825

  • Brent Payne

    $25

  • Steph Paynes

    $26

  • Bruce Garfield

    $50

  • Jennifer Lasker

    $25

  • Gary Simone and Danbury Northside Baseball

    $50

  • Marilyn Perry

    $20

  • Blake Budney

     

  • Meem

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hannah W

    $30

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70% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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The Team: $27,590 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nick Hartman

Amount Raised

$9,606

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Hilary Quinn

Amount Raised

$3,675

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Nicole Spees

Amount Raised

$3,270

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Jean Maday

Amount Raised

$3,248

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John Peragine

Amount Raised

$3,131

 

104% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Tim Helmig

Amount Raised

$2,379

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Miranda Forte

Amount Raised

$1,401

 

70% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Laura Nowacki

Amount Raised

$460

Donor Comments

Hannah W

Hannah W

DONATION: $30

Good luck, Miranda! You will be awesome. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Meem

Meem

DONATION: $50

I am with you every step of the way :) 5 years ago

Blake Budney

Blake Budney

5 years ago

Marilyn Perry

Marilyn Perry

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Gary Simone and Danbury Northside Baseball

Gary Simone and Danbury Northside Baseball

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jennifer Lasker

Jennifer Lasker

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bruce Garfield

Bruce Garfield

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Irving Garfield and Frances Towers 5 years ago

Steph Paynes

Steph Paynes

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Brent Payne

Brent Payne

DONATION: $25

5 years ago