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Ruben Lozano-Aguilera's Fundraiser:

Greater Boston PFLAG RunRaisers

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Ruben Lozano-Aguilera

THE STORY:

Thanks for visiting my page!

It is for real! I'll be running my very first marathon, the Boston Marathon, next April and I have decided to dedicate the race to one of my favorite nonprofits, PFLAG. PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

You can support PFLAG with a donation to my page! I truly appreciate every pledge and gift that helps me. Every penny counts!

  • a $10 gift/pledge =  <50 cents per mile for 26.2 miles
  • a $25 gift/pledge = <1 dollar per mile for 26.2 miles
  • a $40 gift/pledge = <1 dollar per kilometer for 42 kilometers
  • a $50 gift/pledge = <2 dollars per mile for 26.2 miles
  • a $75 gift/pledge = <2 dollars per kilometer for 42 kilometers
  • a $100 gift/pledge = <50 cents per mile for all the miles I’ve run this year as preparation
  • More than $100? See the prizes for top donors!

If none of these options fit your budget, please just give what you can...it all makes a difference!  I'll look forward to providing you with updates of my training. I'm also planning to host a Mexican party in Cambridge as a fundraiser (more on that later) as a preparation for the big day. You're all invited! 

But wait...there is more. I will award my top three donors with their choice of either a home cooked dinner, a charcoal drawing, or a graphic design session!

Thank you so much for your support, the moral support is equally important, and for thinking of me while I train during the cold winters months in Boston and in the middle east for the big day on April 15, 2013!

 

Best,

Rubén

For corporate matching: PFLAG Boston Tax ID (04-3272394)

 

Why? The Motivation

I am running for PFLAG becuase PFLAG is creating a society where people facing challenges similar or worse than the ones I faced don’t have to escape from their communities or countries to reach their dreams.  PFLAG is creating a better world and I want to be part of building that better world.

 

What? The Task

Running my first marathon!

Five years ago, my roommate invited me to join a running group in downtown Seattle in order to experience the Pacific Northwest, but let's be sincere: the outdoors and exercising were not my friends. For example, instead of going to soccer practice during my elementary school days in Mexico, I managed to hide at the air-conditioned computer lab.

I wanted to start running on my own first. It was a wise decision as I actually vomited the first time I ran one mile non-stop at the gym. Weeks later, when I was confident I could run two miles, I showed up. I arrived seconds later after the group had started their route, so I just followed them. Without knowing the distance or how I was going to get back, I kept running. We ran 10K. I didn’t have a clue I could do that. I called my mom and she couldn’t believe it either. “You?” she said, perplexed.

Since the summer of 2008, I have been running regularly and had been able to complete two half-marathons, and two 200-mile relay races--but the task to train during the winter for my first marathon while I complete my MBA at MIT Sloan: it will be challenging.

$4,295

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Josh Anderson

    $50

  • Trinh

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Hadi Ali

    $10

  • Steve

    $20

  • German Munoz

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • John Koudelka

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark Leggate

    $30

  • Lindsay Wilber

    $25

  • Tim Pennell

    $26

  • Nicole Browning

    $50

  • Julie

    $100

  • Raul Rodriguez

    $20

  • Marco L

    $50

  • Ben Schock

    $25

  • Tri

    $50

  • Priyanka Ramamurthy

    $20

  • David Seater

    $50

  • Imelda

    $50

  • Samantha Reynolds

    $50

  • Michael Cavaliere

    $25

  • Kristina Yumul-Abueg

    $50

  • Leah Fotis

    $20

  • Manuel Chinchilla

    $25

  • Elana Shapiro

    $25

  • Annelise & Nikita

    $100

  • Diana

    $50

  • Nadav Gan

    $20

  • Lisa Engelbrecht

    $25

  • Xi Wang

    $20

  • Niall O'Brien

    $50

  • Steven Guichard

    $25

  • N. Hardy

    $20

  • Fides Alviar

     

  • Danielle Sewell

    $25

  • Andy

    $40

  • Deborah

    $20

  • Simon Choong

    $20

  • J Chipman

    $25

  • Jose Quintana

    $30

  • Ted

    $25

  • Shaun Bamforth

     

  • Shunpin

    $20

  • Lauren Ankeles

     

  • Homer

    $50

  • Anya & Pete

    $50

  • Tiana V

    $30

  • Hetal Shah

     

  • Tammy Ku

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • stacy & john

    $100

  • Mandy Yeung

    $20

  • Swapnil and Jan

    $50

  • Madeline Ng

    $20

  • Team Seattle

    $100

  • Rebecca Price

    $30

  • Joseph Halverson

    $20

  • Matt Kidd

    $25

  • Tom Retan

    $75

  • Dan and Tom

    $100

  • Sanchita & Abhishek

    $111

  • Corey Harris

    $30

  • Jeff

    $50

  • Adam Wallick

    $20

  • Carlos Perea

    $30

  • Team Seattle

    $25

  • Alex Negrila

    $100

  • Cinthya A.

    $20

  • Marisol Guajardo

    $10

  • Escobedo

    $75

  • Ricardo Espinoza

    $32

  • Elena Schrum

    $20

  • Arturo González Guajardo

    $20

  • Mahmoud

    $75

  • Michal Davis

    $25

  • Katie Franklin

    $50

  • Ron Peracchio

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rogelio y Raquel

    $54

  • Oli, Coquis, y Héctor LozanoAguilera

    $200

  • Marialuisa Hernandez

    $25

  • Jon Nicholson

    $100

  • Keun

    $20

  • Saurabh and Sipi

    $20

  • Adam S Kucharski

    $30

  • Michael Rooney

    $30

  • AP :)

    $50

  • Trinh

    $25

  • Diana Duron Martinez

    $25

  • Los Chávarri Aguilera

    $25

  • Roshni Kapadia

    $31

  • Gabriela Lozada

    $21

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christina and David Knoll

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tim & Kelly of Seattle Frontrunners

    $250

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86% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $21,118 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tim Walsh

Amount Raised

$5,553

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nick Pillsbury

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Koss

Amount Raised

$4,475

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ruben Lozano-Aguilera

Amount Raised

$4,295

 

86% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

PARENTS FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LES...

Amount Raised

$1,695

 

8% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tim & Kelly of Seattle Frontrunners

Tim & Kelly of Seattle Frontrunners

DONATION: $250

To a wonderful guy (Ruben), and a wonderful organization PFLAG. Both give so much to help made our world a better place for everyone. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Christina and David Knoll

Christina and David Knoll

DONATION: $15

Congrats on an amazing running and fundraising achievement, Ruben! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Congrats! So glad you are safe and sound - sorry I wasn't able to actually donate before the event. seriously though 26+ miles for an amazing cause - you are a rock star. Love from Seattle! 5 years ago

Gabriela Lozada

Gabriela Lozada

DONATION: $21

5 years ago

Roshni Kapadia

Roshni Kapadia

DONATION: $31

5 years ago

Los Chávarri Aguilera

Los Chávarri Aguilera

DONATION: $25

¡Te queremos mucho, corre con el corazón! 5 years ago

Diana Duron Martinez

Diana Duron Martinez

DONATION: $25

Vamos Ruben! 5 years ago

Trinh

Trinh

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

AP :)

AP :)

DONATION: $50

¡Éxito, Rubén! Uno más que agregarás a tu enorme lista. Te mando un abrazo muy fuerte lleno de cariño :) 5 years ago