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Somarela Fund/NYC Marathon

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November 07, 2011

Thanks to all who supported me with time, emotion, and cash! What a great day for Somarela! I feel truly blessed!  See more
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THE STORY:

 

This is why we run . . .

Itsing and Tirafolo are orphan twins from Botswana.  Their beautiful smiles confirm the wonderful work of the Somarela Fund in their native land. They were orphaned when their mother died shortly after their birth. After moving in with an aunt, she soon died, too.  They lived in a one-room house where there was no electricity, plumbing, or privacy.  Meals, frequently just a heap of cornmeal, were cooked in a firepit outside. When their father left to travel into the bush as a safari guide, sometimes they would not eat for days.  In 2004, their father was unexpectedly sent home. He, too, had fallen sick. A year later he died from AIDS.  Itsing recalls what their father taught them,  "You had to work. If you want to get something out of life you've got to work. That's what he told us."  Now after running their first NYC Marathon in 2010, "We want to see ourselves representing Botswana in the Olympics," Tirafalo said.  I have had the privilege to run with these world class human beings, and I commend Jay Crosby and the Somarela Fund for their tireless efforts to help others.  Please support me in my fund rainsing efforts, so that the Somarela Fund can continue to help young men and women like Itsing and Tirafolo.  This is why we run!

Visit:  somarela.com/  

to find out more about this charitable organization.

The Somarela Fund

264 Main Street                                            

Great Barrington, MA 01230


Tel: 917-796-2801
Fax: 212-937-3637
Email: somarelafund@gmail.com

 

 

Help the Somarela Fund advance humanitarian work in southern Africa.

The Somarela Fund is a 501 (c3) registered charitable foundation registered with the IRS.

 

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John Mueser

Amount Raised

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64% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

G.P.G.

G.P.G.

DONATION: $50

John, you rock! Keep up the good work! 5 years ago

Demitrio Acot

Demitrio Acot

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Gary FrisbeeGuy Auerbach

Gary FrisbeeGuy Auerbach

DONATION: $20

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jim conde

jim conde

DONATION: $20

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Ben Lesch

Ben Lesch

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Malinda and Jonathan

Malinda and Jonathan

DONATION: $50

Run, John, run!!!!! 5 years ago

Theresa Templer Sanders

Theresa Templer Sanders

DONATION: $100

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The Lack Family

The Lack Family

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Emma Cothren

Emma Cothren

DONATION: $20

What a wonderful thing to do John! Its been great talking running with you. . . 5 years ago

The Goldschmid Family

The Goldschmid Family

DONATION: $200

Go John!! You look far too young. Will you ever age? 5 years ago