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Run4Roots 2014

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BENEFITING: RAICES DE ESPERANZA INC

ORGANIZER: RAICES DE ESPERANZA INC

EVENT DATE: Feb 02, 2014

Elena Castaneda

THE STORY:

Welcome to my 2014 Run for Roots page!

Did you know that in 2013, a privately organized race in Guantanamo, Cuba was cancelled because it was suspected of being an act of civil disobedience? Did you know that those runners - most of them high school age - were subjected to harassment for having planned to run?

This is just one example of the everyday fears and restrictions Cubans live with in their repressed society. 

As a Cuban American, I care deeply about my Cuban counterparts, and I work with Roots of Hope to help bridge this gap. Roots of Hope supports programs aimed at empowering Cuban youth to have the courage to set their own goals, accomplish their dreams, express themselves freely. Our goal is an open and democratic civil society in Cuba. 

I am a runner. Running has enabled me to set goals, work towards and accomplish them. I wish for Cubans to have this same ability. I have run the Miami ING race since 2010 and started running on behalf of Run for Roots in 2011.

Every dollar I have raised over the years has supported life-changing programs on the island, from technology to education, entrepreneurship to the arts.

Please consider donating what you can - every dollar helps impact Cuba's future. 

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To This Fundraiser

$600

MONEY RAISED
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  • Auto-Donation - I believe in this cause!

    $75

  • Yuming

    $10

  • J&G

    $10

  • Daniel Harvey

    $10

  • Jane Herzeca

    $25

  • Grant and Kate

    $50

  • Vivek

    $10

  • The Lews

    $20

  • Billy Young

    $25

  • Jenny Rizk

    $10

  • Pablo

    $25

  • Jaime

    $20

  • Alan Han

    $25

  • Taylor Sewell

    $10

  • Brett Chung

    $20

  • Trisha Chhaya

    $10

  • Alex Blair

    $10

  • Lauren

    $10

  • Amanda

    $10

  • Danielle

    $10

  • Corbin Director

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kevin Wu

    $20

  • Jackie

    $10

  • Linda

    $30

  • Ambika Aggarwal

    $10

  • Masha Nikolski

    $30

  • Meghan Gainer

    $25

  • Ross Stern

    $25

  • Qian Cai

    $20

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120% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kristian Sedeno

Amount Raised

$865

 

96% Raised of $900 Goal

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Natalia Martinez

Amount Raised

$761

 

132% Raised of $575 Goal

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Donato Arguelles

Amount Raised

$705

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Ashley Collazo

Amount Raised

$665

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Elena Castaneda

Amount Raised

$600

 

120% Raised of $500 Goal

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Evelyn Molina

Amount Raised

$600

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Patty Munoz

Amount Raised

$575

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Hanny Rivera

Amount Raised

$555

 

111% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Qian Cai

Qian Cai

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Ross Stern

Ross Stern

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Meghan Gainer

Meghan Gainer

DONATION: $25

As cliche as it sounds...You Go Girl! 5 years ago

Masha Nikolski

Masha Nikolski

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Ambika Aggarwal

Ambika Aggarwal

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Linda

Linda

DONATION: $30

I always thought you were a true inspiration! Keep on the good work doll!! 5 years ago

Jackie

Jackie

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Corbin Director

Corbin Director

DONATION: $25

5 years ago