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Team AmeriCares NYC 2012

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Luther Lowe

THE STORY:

This Sunday, I'm running my fourth consecutive New York Marathon. For every year but my first, I've performed this brutal ritual to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation -- it's a phenomenal organization that distributes scholarship fu

nds to veterans and their families. As of yesterday, though, I've decided to suspend my fundraising for Team Tillman in order to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Thousands of folks up and down the Northeast Corridor are displaced. Homes and lives have been torn apart. Hell, the marathon was almost completely cancelled. It's a grim backdrop for what is traditionally one of the most upbeat days of the year in New York.

As a participant, I have mixed feelings: New York City could benefit from a positive large-scale event to evoke solidarity and stimulate the local economy, but it will also undoubtedly place some unneeded burdens on systems essential to recovery from a devastating hurricane. 

When I kicked off my fundraising for the Pat Tillman Foundation, my goal was $5,000. I was just shy of hitting that goal until last week when I learned my company is matching donations to 501(c)3s for employees in 2012. This put me comfortably over my goal. 

I love the Tillman Foundation, and as much as I would love to blow out my goal, I'm suspending my fundraising efforts for Team Tillman and asking you consider making a contribution to AmeriCares this year. I was able to join the AmeriCares New York Marathon CrowdRise team at the last minute, which allows you to donate to this page with all the funds going to AmeriCares.

I've set a modest goal of $1,000. I say "modest" because the marathon is in less than 72 hours. If we hit the $1,000 together, I'll personally match it and steer my Yelp match to AmeriCares. In other words, for every dollar you donate, two additional dollars will go to this critical effort. AmeriCares specializes in providing immediate responses to emergency medical needs; they consistently receive high rankings for efficiency from Charity Navigator, an independent, non-profit organization that evaluates American charities.

I already know this year's marathon will be bittersweet. Help me off-set the burden the marathon's host city is assuming as they grapple with Sandy's aftermath. Together, we can cross the finish line with pride.

Please consider donating. 

$1,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tracy Schmidt

    $20

  • Kristin Fine

    $50

  • Andrew M.

    $20

  • Megan Raynor

    $25

  • Randal Pope

    $20

  • Elizabeth Rossiter

    $50

  • Todd Figlio

    $100

  • Theresa Bruckner

    $35

  • Craig Fifer

    $25

  • Joie Botkin

    $25

  • Michael Huckabee

    $100

  • Melissa Haney

    $20

  • Drew Cockram

    $20

  • Christa Bosch

     

  • Stephany Copeland

    $100

  • Adam Derewecki

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anthea & Shamus

    $10

  • Kate O'Sullivan

    $50

  • Tom Feulner

    $50

  • Carolyn Hutchison

    $50

  • Jinny Lowe

    $50

  • Jay Liao

    $50

  • Meg and Jeremy Latt

    $25

  • Gary Shelly and Elaine Carlson

    $50

  • Franklin Wong

    $50

  • Campbell Jamieson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Robert & Mary Lowe

    $50

  • Gabriel

    $50

  • Jay Sofer

    $250

  • Julie Mullenix

    $50

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151% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $112,541 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Young

Amount Raised

$85,332

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Chandler

Amount Raised

$11,812

Fundraiser Title

Tom Bredahl

Amount Raised

$6,750

Fundraiser Title

Ashlee Davis

Amount Raised

$3,292

Fundraiser Title

Diana Jerman

Amount Raised

$2,750

Fundraiser Title

Luther Lowe

Amount Raised

$1,505

 

151% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Juhi Mehta

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Josephine Ranili

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Julie Mullenix

Julie Mullenix

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jay Sofer

Jay Sofer

DONATION: $250

To all the social workers in NYC helping in Red Hook BK 5 years ago

Gabriel

Gabriel

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Robert & Mary Lowe

Robert & Mary Lowe

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Campbell Jamieson

Campbell Jamieson

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Luther 5 years ago

Franklin Wong

Franklin Wong

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gary Shelly and Elaine Carlson

Gary Shelly and Elaine Carlson

DONATION: $50

You're a good man, Luther. We're real proud to know you. 5 years ago

Meg and Jeremy Latt

Meg and Jeremy Latt

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jay Liao

Jay Liao

DONATION: $50

5 years ago