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Reason to Run

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July 29, 2013

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BENEFITING: United Way Silicon Valley

EVENT DATE: Jun 16, 2013

Diane Pham

THE STORY:

Give me a REASON TO RUN 26.2 miles
Every $1 invested in early childhood learning returns a minimum of $7 dollars down the road. Help United Way Silicon Valley and I make your dollars count by creating preschool programs for disadvantaged children in East San Jose's Alum Rock School District. Give me a REASON TO RUN!

 

On June 16th, I will be running in the Wipro San Francisco Marathon. Training for this race will be difficult so I am asking that you give me a reason beyond personal fitness by helping me prepare children for Kindergarten in East San Jose!  Here is what you can do to be part of this success:

1) Make a tax-deductible contribution to support United Way Silicon Valley and my efforts in creating pre-kindergarten programs for 6 elementary schools. Giving levels start at just $26—only $1 for every mile I will run!

2) Spread the word - please! Above anything else - SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU CAN!  Share my story and let's collaborate to fill a great need for children in East San Jose.

 

LEVELS TO GIVE

$26 - Get access to my training blog and follow my progress (if you give me an email address during checkout). You get the rights to get on my case if you think my training is below expectations! I am running my butt off for this cause, make sure I am doing it right!

$260 - Wow, you're awesome. Expect a personalized letter of appreciation and be the first to get results on the outcome of this project! Have the opportunity to see your impact first hand.

Anything between, below or above.  Just as every little run matters during my training, every penny counts towards this cause.  YOUR REASONS TO GIVE ARE MY REASON TO RUN!

 

Why this is important to me:  As a runner, I know the benefits of getting a head start. Simply showing up on race day is not enough; it takes a lot of training and preparation for everything to come together. Children entering kindergarten without exposure to an academic setting and with little-to-no practice in basic reading, writing, or math skills are already a BIG step behind—a gap that only gets wider as the race continues.

What does this mean?

Children are coming into Kindergarten unprepared with important school skills such as social/emotional development, language and communication. With one in four members of our community lacking the income to make ends’ meet—an even higher proportion in many of the neighborhoods Alum Rock School District serves—kindergarten readiness is not a priority when it competes with families' basic needs.  And with $10 million dollars in budget cuts this year in this District alone, there is a great need for our help.

How your donation will make an impact: As somebody who is lucky enough to work with some of these children once a week, I have seen the benefits of collaboration in their learning and development. When people come together over education, the result is a much more empowered community. One of the best parts of our programs is that parents will be expected to participate, giving them the chance to learn how to be proactive in their child's learning even if they never experienced it for themselves.  Thank you for all the children you are helping to give a head start!!!

Disclaimer: this fundraiser is being conducted by me and is entirely external to United Way Silicon Valley's operations. 100% of contributions will go towards funding for these UWSV programs. For more information on the project or how to get involved, visit United Way Silicon Valley at www.uwsv.org/

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$1,264

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tastee Bytes

    $30

  • Donovan Lazaro

    $26

  • Andrea Truong

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Anonymous

    $27

  • Thanh Nam Pham

    $50

  • Thien Pham

    $50

  • Kathy Zhou

    $27

  • Emily Chow

    $50

  • Vi Jacklynn Pham

    $20

  • Hang pham

    $50

  • BezTee ;)

    $20

  • Alex Le

    $50

  • Huong Pham

    $200

  • Roseryn Bhudsabourg

    $45

  • Diane Johansen

    $25

  • Lee & Suzanne Lazaro

    $260

  • Diane Pham

    $104

  • Rachel Munoz

    $26

  • Kathy Truong

    $26

  • RJ Celaya

    $20

  • Helen Yin

    $10

  • Ellina

    $25

  • Gary R

    $50

  • Stacey Ryan

    $20

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49% Raised of $2,600 Goal

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The Team: $1,264 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Stacey Ryan

Stacey Ryan

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Gary R

Gary R

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ellina

Ellina

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Helen Yin

Helen Yin

DONATION: $10

Get it, girl! 4 years ago

RJ Celaya

RJ Celaya

DONATION: $20

Great cause! 4 years ago

Kathy Truong

Kathy Truong

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Rachel Munoz

Rachel Munoz

DONATION: $26

Great cause Diane! I'll back you any day:) 4 years ago

Diane Pham

Diane Pham

DONATION: $104

enjoy the run and thanks for supporting a good cause! Bob and Anna 4 years ago

Lee & Suzanne Lazaro

Lee & Suzanne Lazaro

DONATION: $260

Go for the gold, Diane ! 4 years ago

Diane Johansen

Diane Johansen

DONATION: $25

4 years ago