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Karen Elizaga's Fundraiser:

Marathon for New York Asian Women's Center

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BENEFITING: Womankind

EVENT: 2011 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011

Karen Elizaga

THE STORY:

NYAWC is an organization that is very near to my heart. When I was growing up, my best friend's mother was on the board and was a major fundraiser for a shelter for battered women and their children. It struck me then, at a very young age, that if there was a group that needed the most help, it was those women and children who were victims of domestic violence. It just did not compute to me that anyone would raise a hand against a defenseless woman or child.

Now, being married to an Asian woman, having my own kids and participating in the Asian community, I feel a stronger pull to help protect this group that needs the attention and support of the broader community. Running a marathon is a small feat compared to the journeys that these victims endure.

I look at the marathon as a personal challenge. Despite regular exercise and being in relatively good shape, the marathon is a daunting task. I ran in 2009. I found it to be incredibly difficult and had many moments of doubt about whether I could finish it, which I ultimately did. I am looking forward to running again this year, with the NYAWC as a big push for extra inspiration.

With my wife on the board of NYAWC, I often hear about the many challenges NYAWC faces in serving these women and children. I am always happy to lend whatever help I can in this regard. I hope that you will also support me in my 26.2 miles to support them! Thank you so much!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,220

MONEY RAISED
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  • the Kanners

    $350

  • Aideen Shortt

    $100

  • The Beals

    $200

  • Heather Strauch

     

  • Niamh O'Donnell

    $500

  • Julie & Steve Ledoux

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Youngberg's

    $100

  • Derron Slonecker

    $100

  • Nieva & Fortunato Elizaga

    $260

  • Hensley/Wlodarczak

    $100

  • Christy Evans

     

  • Oscar and Maya

    $200

  • The Dean Family

    $250

  • The Lewis'

    $260

  • The Neumans

    $100

  • Tsai Family

     

  • Ken Wormser

     

  • Ed McDermott (FireWalker)

    $100

  • Rylee, Debbie & Jops

    $100

  • Guinea Pig

    $100

  • mara and ricky sandler

     

  • Jennifer and David Cohen

     

  • The Mooch

    $150

  • Charina and Carlos Mendoza

    $100

  • David Sarner

    $100

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104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Karen Elizaga

Amount Raised

$5,220

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Bruce Beal

Amount Raised

$0

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amanda rubin

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

David Sarner

David Sarner

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Charina and Carlos Mendoza

Charina and Carlos Mendoza

DONATION: $100

Apologies that this is soo late. We were occupied with following KE's fantastic recommendations in Rome ;-) Heard you did great! Very proud of you! 5 years ago

The Mooch

The Mooch

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

mara and ricky sandler

mara and ricky sandler

5 years ago

Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig

DONATION: $100

Motivating!!! Run Jay Run!!! 5 years ago

Rylee, Debbie & Jops

Rylee, Debbie & Jops

DONATION: $100

Go Uncle Jay! 5 years ago

Ed McDermott (FireWalker)

Ed McDermott (FireWalker)

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Ken Wormser

Ken Wormser

5 years ago

Tsai Family

Tsai Family

What a great effort for a great cause! 5 years ago