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Team Grassroots - Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: The Grassroot Project

ORGANIZER: The Grassroot Project

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Nina Martinez

THE STORY:

*Update 5/13/2013: Your donations to benefit DC's The Grassroot Project have had the bonus impact of earning me 25,000 CrowdRise Impact Points, which I have redeemed to sponsor one young person in Africa to participate in the Skillz HIV prevention curriculum through the Grassroot Soccer organization.

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Oh goodness. What did I just sign up for? Something "athlete"-y. Something outside my comfort zone (like way out). But that's pretty much how HIV prevention discourse in this country has been - a test of comfort. I mean most people never even say the words HIV or AIDS (team members excluded). Go ahead, say them out loud, I'll wait. Not as scary as you thought? (Your half-marathon task: continue the conversation with people you know; your marathon task: try it with people you don't!)

Now I can imagine what you must think when I say I have been living with HIV since 1983. No way is that possible. Yes, it's possible. It will be 30 years on August 3, 2013. (You can find the story on Google).  

I have done a number of zany things in my life: I was an original member of the Jack Crew at Georgetown (C'05 - Hoya Saxa!), danced the macarena at the Googleplex, celebrated my 25th birthday at the top of Europe, openly disclosed my HIV positive status while traveling alone to Beijing after the repealment of China's travel restrictions against persons with HIV. Which is why I'm running (and let's be honest, walking is allowed too) this race now - because for me it seems impossible. But I'm going to make it possible.

Also, Grassroots is doing phenomenal HIV prevention work in a city where I first received my HIV care. In 1991, I was a pediatric patient at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. By 1994, I was well-known at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. Later in 2001, I was an adult patient at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD during my college years. Naturally, it makes all kinds of nonsense that I'd be doing this Marine half.

I'm pretty confident I'll survive this :)

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$550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nina Martinez

    $25

  • Michele

    $25

  • Martha

    $50

  • Dawn

    $50

  • Kelly Freeman

    $25

  • Marie

    $75

  • Georgia Arnold

    $100

  • Michelle ME

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Denise Jobin Welch

    $120

  • Shawn and Gwenn

    $30

  • Victoria

    $20

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110% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $3,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tyler Spencer

Amount Raised

$1,065

 

213% Raised of $500 Goal

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Nina Martinez

Amount Raised

$550

 

110% Raised of $500 Goal

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Paul Keith

Amount Raised

$500

 

100% Raised of $500 Goal

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Gretel Truong

Amount Raised

$430

 

86% Raised of $500 Goal

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Samantha Bachert

Amount Raised

$410

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Sarah Sanborn

Amount Raised

$130

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Jessica Chung

Amount Raised

$75

 

15% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Victoria

Victoria

DONATION: $20

Proud to have you as part of the Grassroot family! 4 years ago

Shawn and Gwenn

Shawn and Gwenn

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Denise Jobin Welch

Denise Jobin Welch

DONATION: $120

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Michelle ME

Michelle ME

DONATION: $10

run NIna run!! 4 years ago

Georgia Arnold

Georgia Arnold

DONATION: $100

Run like the wind... or have a gentle stroll across the course. Either way, I'm in awe! 4 years ago

Marie

Marie

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Dawn

Dawn

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Martha

Martha

DONATION: $50

5 years ago