BENEFITING: Operation Access
ORGANIZER: Operation Access
EVENT DATE: Jul 29, 2012
I have made a commitment to run the San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon for Operation Access because it perfectly combines: my nursing profession, my love of running and with my desire to give back to the community. Please join me by running with me, giving roadside support or adding to my donation fund and give WHATEVER you can afford.
Operation Access makes it possible for uninsured and underserved people in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive surgical and specialty care when they need it, free of charge, through a medical volunteer network in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties.
OA is proud to be an official charity of the 2012 San Francisco Marathon, and we are happy to offer incentives for your fundraising efforts. Your registration fees will be reimbursed at the following fundraising levels, and you will receive an OA T-Shirt and Chico Bag. However, there is no minimum that you have to achieve to be a member of OA's team.
- 5K Run/Walk, Progressive Marathon, or Kids Run: $150 minimum
- First Half-Marathon or Second Half-Marathon: $350 minimum
- Full Marathon: $400 minimum
- Training & Registration any event: $900 minimum (Train For Free)
Don't like to run or walk? No problem.
- Volunteer on race day; start a fundraising page to join OA's team.
- Be with us in spirit. Join OA's team and fundraise!
There will be a Kick-Off social event on Thursday May 10th 6-9PM at Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisidero (at Oak St.) in San Francisco, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about OA, meet some of your teammates, and win some great raffle prizes.
Operation Access was inspired to be a part of the SF Marathon by an OA patient, Jose, a landscaper and veteran marathon runner who had two surgical procedures (Hernia and Achilles Tendon Repairs) performed by OA Volunteers. For close to a year, he was unable to work, making it hard to support his two young children. Jose is now back to work and is training for the 2012 SF Marathon. He is dedicating the race to the OA Volunteers who helped him get back on his feet. Jose's story was recently featured in the Sonoma Index-Tribune.
Please feel free to contact Operation Access with questions by emailing info(at)operationaccess.org or calling (415) 733-0052. Thank you for your interest in fundraising on behalf of OA.