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Team Change for Kids NYC 2012

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BENEFITING: CHANGE FOR KIDS INC

ORGANIZER: CHANGE FOR KIDS INC

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 180

Suraj Patel

THE STORY:

Hey Friends, Family, Collegues!

I'm training for the NY Marathon this year to benefit Change for Kids (CFK), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of education and wellness at underfunded New York Public Schools.  100% of funds we raise will go towards establishing a brand new Healthy Living program at PS 83 and 78 in the South Bronx benefitting 500 underprivileged kids.  

 

Why This Matters:

Today’s children are expected to be the first generation in American history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This has been caused in part by reductions in school physical education programs. Only 3.8% of elementary schools provide the recommended daily physical education to their students, and this deficiency is even more pronounced in the low-income schools we serve.

As a result, child obesity rates have increased across the board, but particularly for children in high-poverty rate schools. Between 2003 and 2007, obesity rates increased 23% for low-income children. The effects of childhood obesity are numerous: from a lifetime of health problems (including Type II Diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart disease) to emotional and psychological effects, including low self-esteem and depression. Current studies also show that poor eating and inactive lifestyles have a direct effect on academic performance.

Funds afforded through the 2012 ING NYC Marathon charity spots will initiate additional gym classes, brand new nutrition classes, and structured recess time for 500 students at 2 partner CFK schools. Setting students on the right track to reach their full potential by building the healthy living skills they need to chart their own means of impacting the world.

 

 

Background

Change for Kids (CFK) believes every student deserves a quality education, and every school needs the proper resources to deliver it. Unfortunately, when budgets get cut, schools in low income communities are unable to fill the gaps in funding. Vital enrichment programs are the first to go.

That's where CFK comes in. We partner with underprivileged NYC public elementary schools to provide a broad range of essential programming in four core areas: literacy, arts, healthy living, and classroom support. We create inspiring learning environments at our partner schools that enable students to discover their unique strengths and develop the confidence to achieve.

 

 

$7,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica

    $15

  • Suraj Patel

    $100

  • Brett

    $20

  • Prakash Patel

    $25

  • Bharath

    $75

  • Donna Hirt

    $25

  • Lauren Ashley Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anil Patel

    $51

  • Asha Patel

    $90

  • Dennis Buckley

    $50

  • Mohan Hari

    $21

  • Bob Manuwal

    $25

  • HITESH PATEL

    $51

  • Merlin Wan

    $20

  • Sara Viney

    $20

  • Jay Hartz

    $25

  • Denise Carpenter

    $50

  • Randy Keller

    $35

  • Gypsy Laurie

    $50

  • Bernard Whitman

    $100

  • PMZ Realty Capital

    $100

  • Justin D. Lee

    $25

  • Dorothy Chuang

    $100

  • Andrew Herman

    $25

  • Rakesh

    $50

  • Embassy Suites Ontario

    $50

  • Vikas Dua

    $50

  • Helen H

    $50

  • DK :)

    $25

  • Lord Ganesh

    $50

  • Katie Fingerson

    $25

  • Betsy

    $100

  • RAMESH PATEL, BIRMINGHAM AL

    $25

  • Lauren Ditchley

    $30

  • Matt Klapper

    $25

  • John Bator

    $100

  • Jim Bentley

    $25

  • Jeannie Livesay

    $35

  • Chris Mayer

    $50

  • Chris and Jenn Zike

    $25

  • Harshad Patel

    $100

  • Grace

    $15

  • Vikas

    $150

  • D Jeremy Gross

    $50

  • Thakor & Meena Patel

    $100

  • Jatin Patel

    $50

  • Brett Striegel

    $50

  • Ron Thomas UIA

    $200

  • C. Tseng

    $20

  • Samantha S

    $20

  • Michael Svec

    $250

  • Roop Bansi

    $25

  • Kim

    $40

  • Amit & Parul Patel

    $50

  • Maya

    $51

  • Augustin Pasquet

    $25

  • Michelle Young

    $25

  • Richard Wernick

    $150

  • Anoop, Rajiv, Rucha

    $100

  • Jill

     

  • Anonymous

    $3,581

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100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,153 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Forbes

Amount Raised

$7,800

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suraj Patel

Amount Raised

$7,505

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ken Davidoff

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Viral Patel

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grant Gillespie

Amount Raised

$1,998

 

27% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maricar Mabutas

Amount Raised

$720

Fundraiser Title

CHANGE FOR KIDS INC

Amount Raised

$130

 

0% Raised of $37,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caragh Stichter

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $3,581

4 years ago

Jill

Jill

4 years ago

Anoop, Rajiv, Rucha

Anoop, Rajiv, Rucha

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Richard Wernick

Richard Wernick

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Michelle Young

Michelle Young

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Augustin Pasquet

Augustin Pasquet

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Maya

Maya

DONATION: $51

5 years ago

Amit & Parul Patel

Amit & Parul Patel

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kim

Kim

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Roop Bansi

Roop Bansi

DONATION: $25

5 years ago