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Liu CHeng's Fundraiser:

Worth the Hurt Double Marathon for the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute's Junior Academy

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THE STORY:

My Why: This crazy idea began when I somehow convinced Crystal to sign up for her first marathon this January.  Fast forward to April, she jokingly forwarded a Worth The Hurt 52.4 mile race email.  At first I took it as a joke, but then, something caught my eye: every runner must raise money for a cause.  I have survived many triathlons and foot races in the past but have never raised a cent in doing so.

The Cause: The The OTI Jr. Academy is a 9-week summer outreach program developed for high school and college students to expand their knowledge of healthcare professions.  I've poured my heart and soul into the program I co-found three years ago with my UCSF colleagues at the Surgical Training Facility.The program engages students through job shadowing, hands-on volunteering, professional development, case studies, laboratory training, and anatomy lab & lecture.

The Event: Worth The Hurt (WTH) is an Ultra-Marathon in which I will run the 26.2 mile SF Marathon course twice.  I will start June 16th at midnight 12:00am and run in the opposite direction for the first loop, then run in the normal direction to, hopefully, complete The Official SF Marathon with my girlfriend, Crystal, for the second loop. 

Why Now: Crystal’s email about WTH 52.4 came at an opportune time.  Due to economic constraints, we were almost forced to close the Junior Academy entirely.  However, with funding from the West Contra Costa Unified School District, I’m ecstatic that we are able to operate this year at 50% capacity of last year’s participation.  Monday June 17th following the WTH 52.4 is student orientation!

Support Now: I do not think I could physically complete this run without your support.  My fund raising goal is $5,240, and I’m asking for you to commit $26.20, $52.40, $102.60, over even $524.00(!!!), any denomination per mile would help enormously.  My goal completion time is 11 hours on my feet running and I’m asking for any support ( ANYTHING) to such the cause.  

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To This Fundraiser

$5,763

MONEY RAISED
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  • Yesenia Ramirez

    $40

  • Liu Cheng

    $524

  • Quyen Wins

    $26

  • Greg B

    $52

  • James C

    $53

  • Albert Hwu

    $52

  • Mikey Rose

    $53

  • Richie Olson

    $53

  • Zack Abbott

    $26

  • Kathryn Q

    $26

  • Ed Cheung

     

  • Jesse Wedler

    $26

  • Crystal Leung

    $262

  • Alaena DeStefano

    $52

  • Tim Kline

    $26

  • Andrew Maiorano

    $52

  • Marty Grasse

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tomasz

    $52

  • Tammy and Thomas Panlilio

    $104

  • Arielle and Jacob Matityahu

    $500

  • Candy C

    $104

  • Brian and Natalie Bustamante

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christine

    $26

  • Edwin and Lea Hermawan

    $52

  • Sean Carroll

    $26

  • Kurt Talke

    $52

  • Mom n Pop

    $262

  • Kathy Hao

    $26

  • SP Flambongo

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Duke Meek

    $26

  • Steph Cruz

    $26

  • Trigg McClellan

    $152

  • Safa Herfat

    $52

  • Ailee & Tyken Morse

    $52

  • Claire Q-W

    $26

  • Bill Nelson

    $152

  • Chad Freeman

    $26

  • Colleen Irwin and Martin Linder

    $524

  • Kurt Yusi

    $26

  • Maureen

    $52

  • Dawa Gangshar

    $26

  • Aashin N

    $26

  • Diamond and Emily

    $52

  • Eric and Christina Meinberg

    $26

  • Jerome Satorre

    $26

  • Theodore and Kirsten Miclau

    $156

  • Sara Wardell-Smith

    $104

  • Siu Lu

    $26

  • Adi

    $26

  • cheryl yee

    $26

  • Lisa Chin

    $26

  • Robert Dionisio

    $26

  • Ray Sumalinog

    $100

  • Cousin Jen

    $52

  • Wayne and Alisa

    $52

  • Alex and Yuri

    $52

  • Nick Pfeifer

    $53

  • adrian yusuf

    $10

  • Nancy Rynd

    $100

  • Anna Wi

    $10

  • Mena A

    $26

  • Roger & Miko

    $26

  • Phuc Truong

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Mike Kazanjy

    $50

  • The Ronachers

     

  • Paul Viscogliosi

    $52

  • Chase Krieger

    $100

  • Jess Tu

    $52

  • Wendy Chen

    $100

  • Susan Mason

    $52

  • Ben Pascual

    $52

  • Philip Gomez

    $50

  • Susanna Kwan

    $26

  • Chelsea

    $52

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110% Raised of $5,240 Goal

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The Team: $5,763 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Liu CHeng

Amount Raised

$5,753

 

110% Raised of $5,240 Goal

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adrian yusuf

Amount Raised

$10

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Ray Sumalinog

Amount Raised

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TJ Ronacher

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Chelsea

Chelsea

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Susanna Kwan

Susanna Kwan

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Philip Gomez

Philip Gomez

DONATION: $50

Congrats and great job! 4 years ago

Ben Pascual

Ben Pascual

DONATION: $52

sorry a bit late - a little behind my emails and such being out of town, but saw your fb posts on marathon and reminded me! 4 years ago

Susan Mason

Susan Mason

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Wendy Chen

Wendy Chen

DONATION: $100

Congrats Liu on the double marathon and great cause. Go Crystal on your first marathon! 4 years ago

Jess Tu

Jess Tu

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

Chase Krieger

Chase Krieger

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Paul Viscogliosi

Paul Viscogliosi

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

The Ronachers

The Ronachers

4 years ago