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Team Robin Hood NYC Marathon 2011

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THE STORY:

Right now you're probably asking yourself a few questions...
**How is running RIDICULOUS? 
**What does Robin Hood have to do with anything?
**Why is Friar Tuck freaking out?

Well I have answers:
**I'm going to run the NYC marathon dressed as ANY character from Robin Hood that YOU choose.
**Friar Tuck is freaking out because in 8 weeks he might be running a marathon.  And he's in no shape to run a marathon.  How did he get himself into this?  He can't even remember making that bet!  Man, gotta start laying off the wine, its beginning to be a problem.

But as a great man once said: "Drinking has its benefits" and so here we are.

This is how it works
Step 1: Donate money to a great charity (the Robin Hood Foundation....ahhhhaaaa...its all making sense now!): 

Step 2: E-mail me your vote (and possibly a picture of the costume you have in mind). You get 1 vote per dollar.
Step 3: Break the $5000 target amount (and maybe get Friar Tuck's ugly mug on the top 5 fundraiser list, which would be awesome)
Step 4: Watch as I make a total fool of myself running a marathon dressed as who knows what.
Step 5: Buy all the unbelievably stupid pictures from the event photographer's website and proceed to make me thoroughly regret this moment of very poor judgement.

And if that's not enough, here's what your money goes to:

 

$50 provides a day of preschool and mental-health services for a child with special needs.

$65 pays for an intensive 2.5-hour Saturday morning mentoring and tutoring session.

$200 provides a low-income New Yorker free health care at a neighborhood clinic.

$220 pays for a day of training to become a home health attendant, a job that pays $21,000 a year.

$250 pays for a half-day of training for an unemployed New Yorker to become a commercial truck driver.

$280 enrolls 140 low-income families in public health insurance.

$400 provides six months of psychiatric treatment for a homeless person.

$750 pays for a social worker to provide parenting, education and counseling to one low-income family for a year.

$1,000 pays for screening and diagnosis for cancer.

$1,300 pays for a year of treatment and aid for a child with asthma, reducing school absenteeism by 70% and hospitalization by 100%.

 

Thanks for your charity, you're helping struggling families in a very meaningful way.  I'm just giving you an excuse to do it and having some fun in the process!

Thanks Again!
 
Mark
 
 
 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Tom

    $100

  • Gab & Julia Szerda

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • RumbaTime

    $50

  • Anna Belén

    $100

  • Stephen & Kristen

    $50

  • ESTHER PARK

    $100

  • Gaurav Singhal

    $250

  • Adam

    $100

  • CHRISTOPHER RONG

    $50

  • Anatolii

    $100

  • John Condon

    $50

  • John Withrow

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Meneret

    $200

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48% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $508,454 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ciaran O'Kelly

Amount Raised

$49,120

Fundraiser Title

Glenview Capital

Amount Raised

$33,870

 

339% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregory Ho

Amount Raised

$30,588

Fundraiser Title

Team KKR

Amount Raised

$25,585

 

102% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James O'Connor

Amount Raised

$24,050

Fundraiser Title

Lynn Sannoo

Amount Raised

$22,819

Fundraiser Title

Scott La Du

Amount Raised

$21,512

 

108% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

KathleenKimiko Phillips

Amount Raised

$18,418

Donor Comments

David Meneret

David Meneret

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

John Withrow

John Withrow

DONATION: $400

5 years ago

John Condon

John Condon

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anatolii

Anatolii

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

CHRISTOPHER RONG

CHRISTOPHER RONG

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Adam

Adam

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Gaurav Singhal

Gaurav Singhal

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

ESTHER PARK

ESTHER PARK

DONATION: $100

Maid Marian!! :) 5 years ago

Stephen & Kristen

Stephen & Kristen

DONATION: $50

We're men, we're men in tights. We roam around the forest looking for fights. We're men, we're men in tights. We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that's right! We may look like sissies, but watch what you say or else we'll put out your lights! We're men, we're men in tights, Always on guard defending the people's rights. 5 years ago