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Social Promise NYC Marathon 2015

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BENEFITING: SOCIAL PROMISE INC

ORGANIZER: SOCIAL PROMISE INC

EVENT: 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015

Sarah McGee

THE STORY:

 

I am not a runner.  I have been training for a few months, and I successfully completed a half marathon.  This is the extent of my ability.  Six months ago?  I could barely run a mile.  Why am I attempting this marathon?  Because, it is my hope, that with some effort, I can help save a life (or two.)

I live in a city of great privilege, and I live a comfortable life. Unfortunately, there are many people in this world that cannot say the same.  I was fortunate to learn about an amazing, yet devastatingly poor group of people living in Gulu, Uganda.  My sister-in-law had the opportunity to visit the community, the people asked for her help, and she made it her mission.  Inspired by Sharon, it is now my mission as well.

We started Social Promise in 2012.  We are a small, volunteer-only nonprofit.  We learn more each day, grow each day, and we work hard to not only raise as much money possible for this vulnerable group of people, but we are committed to educating children in our own community and we seek to foster in these young people a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy. 

I traveled to Uganda for the first time last summer, and just returned from a second trip this year. The people of the community are forever in my thoughts.  The current exchange rate is much better than it was last year.  One US dollar equals 3,000 Ugandan shillings.  Our money goes a long way.  $5,000 will save may lives in Gulu, and that is what I hope to raise.

So no, I am not a runner.  But guess what?  If the people of Gulu can walk several miles each day in search of clean drinking water, if they have to live their lives unsure as to where their next meal is coming from, if they are able to walk as many as 10 miles to receive life saving medical treatment at Lacor Hospital, and if they can survive a raging war at the hands of the Lord's Resistance Army, I can certainly tackle 26.2 in order to help lessen their burden.

PLEASE-Help me help them.

xxoo Sarah

$6,147

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bryan Herschbach

    $40

  • The Elliotts

    $50

  • Monica Fennell

    $20

  • Sharon

    $25

  • John & Sharon Crary

    $25

  • Meaghan Janker

    $100

  • Francis Fordjour

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Brian and Jenny

    $20

  • Tom Herschbach

    $100

  • Ellen & Howard

    $500

  • Daniela Hochstadt

    $50

  • Sheila Barrett

     

  • Quintanilla Family

    $100

  • Matt McGovern

    $15

  • Julie and Tom

    $50

  • Elizabeth Villar

    $50

  • Maitland Hudson Family

    $100

  • Bob, Denise and Paige Mueffelman

    $100

  • The Cole Family

    $100

  • Capone Family

     

  • Ann, Eliza and Remy Ash

    $151

  • Mom and Dad

    $150

  • Kristin Laurinaitis

    $75

  • Eliana's mom

     

  • Your first running buddy

    $20

  • Thomas McGee

    $25

  • Daniel McGee

    $500

  • Alexandra Capriles-Azpurua

     

  • Henry Adelson (and his parents too!)

    $50

  • MK O'Shaughnessy

    $150

  • JLo

    $100

  • The Kodali Family

    $50

  • Katherine McGee

    $25

  • The Kidd Family

    $250

  • Dona M. Kozlowsi

    $25

  • Team Page

    $60

  • Beth Koch

    $50

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123% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $21,943 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah McGee

Amount Raised

$6,147

 

123% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jay Bliley

Amount Raised

$4,402

 

110% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jaime Vince

Amount Raised

$3,400

Fundraiser Title

Jillian Broomall

Amount Raised

$2,934

 

117% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Cesario

Amount Raised

$2,560

Fundraiser Title

Frank Cesario

Amount Raised

$2,500

Donor Comments

Beth Koch

Beth Koch

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Team Page

Team Page

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Dona M. Kozlowsi

Dona M. Kozlowsi

DONATION: $25

Good luck Sarah! 2 years ago

The Kidd Family

The Kidd Family

DONATION: $250

We love you. Run, run, run 2 years ago

Katherine McGee

Katherine McGee

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Kodali Family

The Kodali Family

DONATION: $50

Go Sarah!!! 2 years ago

JLo

JLo

DONATION: $100

Go Sarah, go! 2 years ago

MK O'Shaughnessy

MK O'Shaughnessy

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Henry Adelson (and his parents too!)

Henry Adelson (and his parents too!)

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alexandra Capriles-Azpurua

Alexandra Capriles-Azpurua

2 years ago