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Ian Woon's Fundraiser:

Read Ahead TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Read Ahead

ORGANIZER: Read Ahead

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Ian Woon

THE STORY:

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, I will be running in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in support of Read Ahead.

I participate in Read Ahead’s reading-based mentoring program through Nomura, my employer. Read Ahead inspires confidence in young readers through individualized mentoring with trusted adults. These relationships ignite the students' love for reading and build a strong foundation for their success in school and in life. They match corporate and community volunteers with struggling readers in nearby elementary schools and facilitate lunchtime mentoring sessions every week during the school year. The program is provided free of cost to over 1,000 students and over 20 public schools who benefit enormously from it.

Every Friday during the school year, I visit P.S. 51 to read with Yaser during his and my lunchtime. Yaser is in third grade, and like myself, a first generation American. We enjoy sharing our favorite home cooked foods with each other, and I enjoy teaching him Mandarin while he tries (rather unsuccessfully) to teach me Arabic. It has been a joy to read with Yaser and get to know him, and I look forward to seeing him every week.

Each mile I run while training and on race day is for a cause that is close to my heart. Read Ahead targets children at a critical stage in their lives. I believe education to be a great equalizer in our country. We should -and we can - take responsibility to ensure that children have the ability to read and ultimately wonder about the beautiful world around us.

Please consider helping Read Ahead inspire a love for reading and confidence in kids that need it the most. I hope you’ll consider supporting me in the coming months as I prepare for the race on November 6th....Thanks for your support! My goal is $2,500, but I hope to raise much, much more.

Ian
 

$2,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christine Kerr

    $25

  • Dorithy Woon

    $50

  • Marie Tok

    $100

  • Jess Jones

    $20

  • Mason Shurley

    $20

  • Varun Bhuchar

    $25

  • Swati

    $25

  • Jack

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David Ng

    $25

  • Colin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris

    $100

  • James U

    $50

  • vasanthi

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Zach

    $25

  • Alberto from Spain

    $25

  • Santiago Marulanda

     

  • Carl Torrillo

     

  • Bobby O

    $25

  • Saumya Swaroop

    $25

  • Scott Houck

    $50

  • William D Queally

    $25

  • Patrick Stynes

    $25

  • Jennifer Jin

    $25

  • James U

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Li Ding

    $25

  • Laura Hayes

    $10

  • Olivia Samson

    $25

  • Speight Carr

    $25

  • Swooning for Woon

    $30

  • Andrew Zhu

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carolina Lima

    $25

  • Peter Finn

    $50

  • Ash Dileep

    $25

  • Michelle Cheng

    $25

  • Michael Dolio

    $25

  • Junji Yokokura

    $50

  • The Eiber Family

    $100

  • Steve & Nancee

    $100

  • Yvonne Mullen

    $50

  • Ruyin L

    $25

  • David Steck

    $250

  • Miguel David

    $25

  • John Doherty

    $10

  • Diane Yee

     

  • Pete Giacometti

    $100

  • Stella Lee (por por)

    $50

  • Roxanne Liverpool

    $25

  • Andrew Horn

    $50

  • Jonathan

    $35

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100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $32,305 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ned Russell

Amount Raised

$4,300

Fundraiser Title

Monica Higgins

Amount Raised

$3,658

 

122% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Hooban

Amount Raised

$3,520

 

141% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanner DeVries

Amount Raised

$2,825

 

113% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Simon Hempel

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

93% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey Fisher

Amount Raised

$2,636

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Garofalo

Amount Raised

$2,508

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tenbit Shiferaw

Amount Raised

$2,503

Donor Comments

Jonathan

Jonathan

DONATION: $35

to the goal 2 years ago

Andrew Horn

Andrew Horn

DONATION: $50

Good luck!! 2 years ago

Roxanne Liverpool

Roxanne Liverpool

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Stella Lee (por por)

Stella Lee (por por)

DONATION: $50

So proud with all that you do. 2 years ago

Pete Giacometti

Pete Giacometti

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Diane Yee

Diane Yee

2 years ago

John Doherty

John Doherty

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Miguel David

Miguel David

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

David Steck

David Steck

DONATION: $250

Go Ian 2 years ago

Ruyin L

Ruyin L

DONATION: $25

Good luck Ian! 2 years ago