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Smile Train Half Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Smile Train, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Smile Train, Inc.

EVENT: SMILE TRAIN HALF MARATHON 2016

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

Amanda Flowers

THE STORY:

Hi!

I decided to run the NY Half marathon. This decision wasn't based on my love of running (side note: I hate running). I decided to run because I love Smile Train, an international children's charity dedicated to providing 100%-free cleft care for children in the developing world. As some of you may know, I've worked at Smile Train for the past two years. I never get tired of hearing testimonials of how Smile Train has improved the lives of children born with clefts. Many of these children who were once hopeless and abandoned are empowered by the cleft repair surgery that Smile Train provides.

I'm lucky enough to see photos of these children both before their repair surgeries and after their repair surgeries. I have to say the transformation begins with a smile but the results don't end there. In most of these photos you can see the child's demeanor change completely. Some of the children who were pictured crying in their before photos make silly and funny poses for their after photos. Their personalities shine through once they are no longer defined by a fixable deformity. This transformation is what I run for and what I'm asking you to support. Let's work together to create new smiles and give children born with clefts the opportunity to live full and productive lives!

 

Smile Train, Inc. wrote -

Smile Train is an international children's charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Children born with cleft cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned or killed—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars. Yet with your help, we can save these children and give them the life changing surgery they both need and deserve. 80% of all money collected goes directly for surgery. Doctors in the countries where the children are being treated are trained in the techniques and monitored for the quality of their surgeries by experienced U.S. physicians so that children receive the best possible care.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,580

MONEY RAISED
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  • Speedy

    $50

  • Cracker

     

  • Tenille1028

    $20

  • CFlowers

    $100

  • Alyssa

    $80

  • Cheryl Johnson

    $10

  • Domingo

    $50

  • Lisa Gong

    $25

  • Eddie Olmo

    $25

  • Sinck

    $100

  • Jeannine lopez

     

  • Awesome George

    $50

  • Michelle

    $25

  • Rafael R.

    $25

  • Clyde Doughty Jr

    $100

  • Cisco Palacios

    $25

  • Marc Stay

    $10

  • Karla Ticas

    $20

  • Beatriz Gonzalez Day

     

  • Amanda flowers

    $25

  • Rick Martinez

    $50

  • Angel (Rosie)

    $40

  • Carole Appling

     

  • Cat j.

    $15

  • Betty & Samantha

    $100

  • Amanda flowers

    $25

  • Elisa Berrios

    $30

  • Ron & Tina

    $25

  • Taina Miranda

    $100

  • Danny Flowers

    $65

  • mommy

    $100

  • Mary Carbonaro

    $50

  • Jane Carbonaro

    $55

  • Paul Perez

    $25

  • Liza

    $15

  • Adriane

    $15

  • Mrs.Kelly

    $20

  • C. M. Zizzo

    $20

  • Curtis Waymer

     

  • Selby O. Blackett-Gill

    $100

  • Mackinnon Engen

     

  • Alberto cruz

     

  • Vanson

    $25

  • Justin McCarthy

     

  • Sharon and Bill Horan

     

  • Sam J

     

  • Luis & Lorina Figueroa

    $25

  • Troy - oh HI

     

  • Raff

    $50

  • Erika H

    $50

  • Tiffany

    $20

  • Gerson Gibbs

    $25

  • Olga Robinson

    $20

  • Some CS 21 Staff

    $105

  • Caity

    $10

  • Kristina Kelkenberg

    $15

  • Confrey

    $100

  • Nikki Morin

    $15

  • Ewa

     

  • Susannah Schaefer

     

  • Danielle (CS 21)

    $25

  • Danielle mendez

    $25

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The Team: $26,509 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jorge Casanas

Amount Raised

$2,705

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Amanda Flowers

Amount Raised

$2,580

Fundraiser Title

Jasmine Wang

Amount Raised

$2,435

 

195% Raised of $1,250 Goal

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Kristina Kelkenberg

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

88% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Johnston

Amount Raised

$1,880

 

150% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Simmons

Amount Raised

$1,875

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Nikki Morin

Amount Raised

$1,689

 

135% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gaetana Capozzo

Amount Raised

$1,645

 

132% Raised of $1,250 Goal

Donor Comments

Danielle mendez

Danielle mendez

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Danielle (CS 21)

Danielle (CS 21)

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Susannah Schaefer

Susannah Schaefer

3 years ago

Ewa

Ewa

Good luck! 3 years ago

Nikki Morin

Nikki Morin

DONATION: $15

Let's kick some butt! 3 years ago

Confrey

Confrey

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kristina Kelkenberg

Kristina Kelkenberg

DONATION: $15

Run Now Beer Later 3 years ago

Caity

Caity

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Some CS 21 Staff

Some CS 21 Staff

DONATION: $105

Very proud Go Girl! 3 years ago

Olga Robinson

Olga Robinson

DONATION: $20

God Bless! 3 years ago