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Sunshine Kids

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BENEFITING: Sunshine Kids Foundation

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2011

Jonathan Bentley

THE STORY:

Last year I decided to run the L.A. Marathon in 2011. I had never run seriously, and began the hobby with ernest. I couldn't even run half a block without losing my breath and coming to a slow walk. But I kept working at it, and slowly increasing my strength each week.

Eventually I signed up for and ran a 5K race. It was a big deal for me. Three miles of continuous running. But I had a long way to go yet to reach my goal. I eventually worked my way up to a 10K race, and recently a half marathon.

With a short time left, I still have a lot of training to do. It will not be easy. I know it will be the hardest mental and physical challenge I've ever faced. And that fact is what made me realize I should be running for a cause. Why waste this effort?

Enter the Sunshine Kids. An organization dedicated to helping children with cancer. Their mission statement says: "The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are supposed to do . . . have fun and celebrate life!".

I'm not the type of person that likes to ask for donations or money. I don't like bothering people. But if you're reading this, then you've received communication from me letting you know about this page. I've researched this charity well. They are a top rated charity (using almost all of the money they receive on the children who need it).

To help support my run, and more importantly, give some joy and hope to children who desperately need it, please make a donation today.

Thanks!

Jonathan

http://www.sunshinekids.org
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8844

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To This Fundraiser

$419

MONEY RAISED
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  • Samra

    $100

  • Randy

    $50

  • J-dog

    $25

  • Gigio

    $50

  • Winnie

    $24

  • Alan Grossman

    $50

  • Elma

    $30

  • Team Vlade

    $40

  • Murakami's

    $50

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84% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $419 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Murakami's

Murakami's

DONATION: $50

Go Jonathan - praying for you at mile 24. You can do it! 6 years ago

Team Vlade

Team Vlade

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Elma

Elma

DONATION: $30

Break a leg!!! Not literally :) 6 years ago

Alan Grossman

Alan Grossman

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Winnie

Winnie

DONATION: $24

6 years ago

Gigio

Gigio

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

J-dog

J-dog

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Randy

Randy

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Samra

Samra

DONATION: $100

Keep smiling! 6 years ago