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Diana NGO's Fundraiser:

Special Olympics of Southern California

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August 30, 2012

Hi, Friends! THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my page! Please read my story below to find out what I'm doing this time!  See more
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THE STORY:

Hi, Friends,

I ran my 1st marathon almost 4 years ago on a sunny day on October 12th, 2008 at the Long Beach Marathon.  And in a couple of weeks, on October 7th, 2012, I will be running the same race, completing my 9th marathon, yay!  

This year, the Long Beach Marathon is allowing its runners to fundraise and I chose to raise money for the "Special Olympics".   The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

The reason why I chose this charity is because being physically active has become an important part of my life and I admire anyone who is dedicated to taking care of him/herself.  For example, every time I do a race and I see runners who don't have function of both of their legs, I get so humbled by them because I just cannot imagine running without my 2 legs.  I mean, I can barely run with them but if I were missing one...!?!  Those runners are such an inspiration and if they can do it, anyone can!  I'm also encouraged by special needs children and adults who play sports because even though they live in a different and challenging world, they still want to be physically active using their own abilities.

If you would like to donate money to "Special Olympics Southern California", please click on the big "DONATE" button.  With the money collected (my fundraising goal is $300), you would be helping these athletes AND I would have the opportunity to run my 9th marathon for FREE!:):)  Any amount is appreciated, no amount is too small.

Thank you so much for reading this and for your support, it means a lot to me!:):)

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$175

MONEY RAISED
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58% Raised of$300 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,783 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mike Dumas

Amount Raised

$810

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Maurice Blanco

Amount Raised

$801

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Jeff Sherod

Amount Raised

$542

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Sara Werner

Amount Raised

$255

Fundraiser Title

Valentino Lenarduzzi

Amount Raised

$200

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Diana NGO

Amount Raised

$175

 

58% Raised of$300 Goal

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Special Olympics Southern Californi...

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0% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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csimgo

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lauren Allen

Lauren Allen

GOOD LUCK Ngoster Toaster! 7 years ago

meli

meli

bonne chance diana! so proud of you! 7 years ago

Amal Khalil

Amal Khalil

Bonne chance, Diana !!! Allez, cours!! Je suis sûre que tu vas achever ton but! 7 years ago

eugene

eugene

7 years ago

S. Chen

S. Chen

7 years ago

Katherine Babcock

Katherine Babcock

7 years ago

thyrale thai

thyrale thai

good luck, diana! so proud of you. 7 years ago