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2013 LA Marathon: Team Courage

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BENEFITING: COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE 501C3

ORGANIZER: COURAGE CAMPAIGN INSTITUTE 501C3

EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013

Dao Doan

THE STORY:

Dear family, friends, colleagues, and supporters

I (we) did it! Proud to say I finished my first ½ marathon on Mar 17! My son and I did the charity marathon relay; he ran the first leg, and I the 2nd. Considering where I am at 59, we did fairly well, thanks to my son’s running time (13.1 miles in about 1:18 for a pace of just under 6mn/mile-he’s a gazelle compared to his tortoise dad) which boosted our relay up to the 6th ranking in a field of almost 300 overall relay, or 4th among 90 teams of males , or 2nd of 6 in my age group (yeah, it helps to run with your kids as team members!). my personal time was more like 2:12 (pace 9:32/mile), for a combined time of 3:30 for the Doan team. I think there were over 23,000 runners that day!!

I was simply glad to finish because almost half way through my race my left calf cramped up into an excruciatingly painful muscle stick (inexperience showed!).  I hobbled for a while, losing time, but managed to mentally and physically “teach” the leg to relax enough to complete the remaining 7miles, struggling against my brain playing tricks on me as to quit or not to quit… but with each step closer to the finish line, the thought of giving up slowly faded behind me…

A huge part of the encouragement was due to your support… I felt like I ran for each of you too. I couldn’t let anyone down. I’m just glad to play however small a role in contributing to social equity to any minority group, and your support has been of great help! (Note: a great samaritan donated $500 separately by mail, which doesn't show up here, so we are short only by about $80!!!)

Where I still am running a bit behind, is in reaching my fund raising goal, but I’m pretty close!! The site is still open and accepts donations, so if you know of others who might be able to assist, please let them know! it is very appreciated! (note: the site won’t show donations made directly by mail to the org) I’ve learned more about the Courage team too, a very dedicated group of people from across the country advocating for many progressive causes, not just one.

thank you, thank you a whole bunch!

Dao Doan and Adrian Doan

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To This Fundraiser

$2,024

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dao Doan

    $50

  • Erica Quintana

    $15

  • Dung Doan

    $20

  • Lan Huong Doan

    $50

  • Bonnie Bang Lam

    $50

  • Alex Rixey

    $10

  • Catherine Brisson

    $25

  • Ron Bottorff

    $25

  • Tram va Vu

    $25

  • Lan-Dai Doan

    $50

  • Dan Hardy

    $25

  • Tuan

    $20

  • Hugh McTernan

    $25

  • Nhan & My Linh Nguyen

    $50

  • David Griffin

     

  • David Fields

    $54

  • Adrian Doan

    $30

  • Julian Doan

    $50

  • Mary Vorissis

    $25

  • Margaret Travers

    $25

  • Hao Le Aiken

    $50

  • Penny Takaya

    $25

  • Emily Barany

    $25

  • Dien Le

    $25

  • Alex Hoang & Tra Phung

    $20

  • Phil Sweeney and Family

    $50

  • Lynn C Johnson

    $50

  • Daniel, Ashley and Luke Saltee

    $20

  • Jessica Pham and Jared Warner

    $50

  • Doug Singletary

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • tommy tommy tommy

    $20

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    $50

  • Tam Doan

    $20

  • David Maron

    $20

  • Jacqueline Haiduong Nguyen

    $20

  • doug pham

    $50

  • Melissa Burns

    $40

  • Mainstreet Architects + Planners Inc

    $50

  • Holli O'Dea

    $50

  • Nam Doan

    $20

  • Andy Pease

    $30

  • Melissa Burns

    $10

  • Renee & Meyer Luskin

    $500

  • Hao Le Aiken

    $90

  • Kim Dao

    $20

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101% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $22,286 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Del Ray Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$4,255

 

170% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Eric Paquette

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

53% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dao Doan

Amount Raised

$2,024

 

101% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Kephart III

Amount Raised

$1,845

 

92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eddie Kurtz

Amount Raised

$1,830

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dena Leibman

Amount Raised

$1,818

Fundraiser Title

Alex Kennedy

Amount Raised

$1,560

 

104% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aj Beedie

Amount Raised

$1,525

 

102% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Kim Dao

Kim Dao

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Hao Le Aiken

Hao Le Aiken

DONATION: $90

Congratulations, dad and son! You've now exceeded the $2000 mark! 5 years ago

Renee & Meyer Luskin

Renee & Meyer Luskin

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Andy Pease

Andy Pease

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Nam Doan

Nam Doan

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Holli O'Dea

Holli O'Dea

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mainstreet Architects + Planners Inc

Mainstreet Architects + Planners Inc

DONATION: $50

In the name of social consciousness, equality, and peace 5 years ago

Melissa Burns

Melissa Burns

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

doug pham

doug pham

DONATION: $50

5 years ago