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Michael Bridges' Fundraiser:

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

Michael Bridges

THE STORY:

I am not running the race this year, but I am hoping to raise some money for the team.  Some of you may know that I was registered to run last year and for some reason  during the year just could not run very far and my training lagged so much that I decided not to try it at all. It was funny, I could hardly run a mile or two after having run a dozen marathons in the past.  So, I organized the team, shuttled folks to the start and home from the finish, and celebrated everyone's medal and mettle.  What a great team. They raised almost $45,000.

A week after the marathon last year, I found out that I had colon cancer.  Ah!  That explains why I could not run very far.  I had some large tumors that had been growing for a year or two.  Anyway, I had them removed and received six months of chemo, and now I am back in action.  Not enough action, though, to run a  marathon yet this year.  I am good for about a half mile right now.  But by next year, I'm confident I can run this race.

Anyway, I posted a picture of my daughters Geneva and Florence here because they give me reason and strength to get through chemo and all that, and to live for a good long time.  But they also give me reason to hope and work for a more fair and just society, one in which all people have access to equal protection under the law and enjoy equal civil and human rights.  So, while I cannot run this year, I still want to fight for justice now, and I will try to run next year.

So, if you have a few bucks to kick in to support this team, I will be grateful. And although I hope that when Florence and Geneva grow up they will have to stretch their imaginations to envision a world where equality was not the norm, I know that when they understand, they will thank you too.

 

The Team: $22,286 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Del Ray Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$4,255

 

170% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

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