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Run2FightLupus

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BENEFITING: The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Albert Rivera

THE STORY:

If you told me 3 years ago, I would not only become a long distance runner, but fall in love with running, I would have laughed at the idea. I happily accept my commitment to running because when I am out there I am at peace. It reminds me that I am alive, it reminds me I am a lucky one.

Why Lupus?

Back in 2004 my lovely sister-in-law lost her battle with this disease. It was fustrating to see someone who I loved dearly go through so much pain. It was even more fustrating that in the modern world that we live in so little is known about Lupus.

My sister gave a good fight. She never let her situation bring her down. She was a loving mother of two, a wife, a sister to many and a beautiful human being. At the time I was 21 years old, still figuring out my life but wished there was something I could do.

I read a quote once about running that became something I would tell myself before every run, whether causal or timed. It says "I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can't run. What they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me."

So for this 2013 NYC Marathon, I along with 2 of my best friends (Andrew Hadro and Alison Magistrali) whom have been with me through my entire journey will raise money to help those who have been dealt a tough hand with this disease.

It may be tough, it may be 26.2 miles, we may even get tired, but we will finish. And in the end I will know that this race wasn't just a race. It was to keep a memory of Yvonne "Bonnie" Oliver strong and always remembered.

 

This one's for you. RIP sister

- Albert Rivera

$2,240

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Fitzpatrick

    $10

  • Joseph DiTirro

    $50

  • Yanet Ramos

    $20

  • claire daly

    $100

  • claire daly

    $100

  • claire daly

    $100

  • Madelyn Weingart

     

  • Christine

    $25

  • Alexander Oliver

    $10

  • Danny & Alex Vega

    $25

  • caroline Barnett

    $20

  • Julie Avila

    $20

  • Alise Vega

    $35

  • Talia Boodansingh

    $50

  • Chris Diggs

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annette Oliver

    $50

  • Dr. A.

    $100

  • Jason Weyeneth

    $100

  • Big Sister

    $50

  • Marcia Ginsberg

    $100

  • Susan M

    $15

  • Adam and Jamie Weyeneth

    $100

  • Cory Cousart

    $10

  • Michelle Ramoni

    $40

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • SANDY BUSKEN

    $10

  • Kristie

     

  • Moli Steinert and Donna Canali

    $50

  • Vickie Natale

     

  • Valerie

    $15

  • Jaclyn

    $25

  • Nya

    $30

  • Uncle Jack

    $25

  • Emily Visnovsky

    $50

  • Maura Magistrali

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lindsey & Nathan Turner

    $20

  • Jen,John&Molly;

    $150

  • Hayden Hunter

    $10

  • Rachel Z

    $50

  • Aunt Susan, Uncle David, Kyla, & Kirby

    $40

  • Dave Chambrlain

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Joel Harinstein

    $70

  • Joe Beaty

    $50

  • Matt B.

    $100

  • cindy mendez

    $25

  • Austin

    $50

  • Eva Smith

    $15

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112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,240 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Alison Magistrali

Amount Raised

$905

 

45% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Albert Rivera

Amount Raised

$810

 

41% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Hadro

Amount Raised

$525

 

35% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Eva Smith

Eva Smith

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Austin

Austin

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

cindy mendez

cindy mendez

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Matt B.

Matt B.

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joe Beaty

Joe Beaty

DONATION: $50

Love yall 4 years ago

Joel Harinstein

Joel Harinstein

DONATION: $70

Great work for a good cause 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Dave Chambrlain

Dave Chambrlain

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Aunt Susan, Uncle David, Kyla, & Kirby

Aunt Susan, Uncle David, Kyla, & Kirby

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Rachel Z

Rachel Z

DONATION: $50

I am proud and inspired by Albert's dedication! 4 years ago