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Fernando Mena-Carrasco's Fundraiser:

Team Medicines for Humanity Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: MEDICINES FOR HUMANITY INC

ORGANIZER: MEDICINES FOR HUMANITY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Fernando Mena-Carrasco

THE STORY:

I know most people don't use "Fernando" and "marathon" in the same sentence... unless it's to say, "Fernando? The only marathon he'd do is watch Law and Order on Sunday from 8am to midnight."

But the truth is... Yes, I am running the 117th Boston Marathon AND raising a minimum of $5,000 for a non-profit that saves children’s lives (Medicines for Humanity - http://medicinesforhumanity.org/). And I am doing it in about 2 days.

So now that you know I AM actually doing it, you might be wondering, "Why is this dude running a marathon? The closest thing to a sport Fernando does is tailgating at Iowa Hawkeye games."

These two goals, though, are a perfect intersection of both my passion for social justice/public health and my commitment to improving my personal fitness and well-being. So I decided this was my time to do it; to actually push through all physical, psychological, and logistical barriers to accomplish something that not only benefits the most vulnerable children in the world, but also my health.

So during the next few weeks, I will be training (running and cross-training) every day of the week so I can run/walk/crawl/roll across the finish line on April 15th, 2013.

Are you with me?!

Here's my website... so donate maybe?

$5,110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Liz & Elliott

    $25

  • Angela

     

  • Dick Weisberg

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • EB

    $25

  • Shawn Lin

    $25

  • Betsy Lehmann

     

  • Kate Pearson

    $25

  • Sister Rosie

    $20

  • Maddie Carson

    $20

  • Drew Wise

    $10

  • Keth

    $25

  • Tyler Koftan

    $25

  • Chad

    $30

  • Laina Aboujawdeh

    $25

  • Keri Gates

    $50

  • Carrie and Natalya

    $75

  • Marcelo Mena

    $100

  • Paula Plaza

    $50

  • Sarah Mae Nasket

    $25

  • Oscar Reynaga

    $50

  • Alison C.

    $10

  • KatieWolf!

    $50

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Pratik & Purvi

    $40

  • Fernando (matching funds)

    $100

  • Erika

    $20

  • Kevin Martin Doyle

    $25

  • Ashley Bent

    $25

  • Lindy Drew

    $35

  • Nell

    $20

  • Susan Coyne

    $20

  • Shital Baman

    $40

  • Lisa Kargus

    $20

  • C Mejia

    $25

  • Zach Danekas

    $10

  • Gonzalo Muñoz

    $30

  • Rohan Tribhuwan

    $20

  • Paul and Nicki Hala

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Abby Dunner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • cote maureira

    $20

  • Maureen Garvey

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kirsten

    $20

  • Glen Fuhrmeister

    $25

  • Megan Terle

    $30

  • Seth Owens

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Karel and Jesus

    $100

  • Brandi and Laura Christiansen

    $20

  • Pedro Camphope

    $20

  • Myia Batie

    $20

  • Ol Bunk Bed Mate

    $50

  • Amy

    $10

  • Familia Flores-Schmied

    $100

  • cote maureira

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kevin Bell

    $100

  • Keep up the great work, Fernando!

    $10

  • Natalia

    $25

  • Sarah Witry

    $25

  • faith frisch herms

    $25

  • Pub Night Fundraiser

    $260

  • ASHLA

    $20

  • Sara Sheeley

    $25

  • ketan and purnima baman

    $200

  • Christopher Patton

    $10

  • Lee Strait and Kathy Ruestow

    $30

  • Dan Richter

     

  • Awesome Audra

    $25

  • Paulina Mena

    $100

  • Soren Bech

    $50

  • cote maureira

    $20

  • Jason Eccker

    $50

  • Chris Ledman

    $50

  • Beau Freakin' Pinkham

    $20

  • Chippy

    $50

  • Your life partner

    $35

  • Daniela Cienfuegos

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Chris P. :)

    $30

  • Krystal Kay

    $25

  • cote maureira

    $20

  • Marissa

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Montserrat Pineda

    $25

  • Tracy Hernandez

    $25

  • Hillary French

    $25

  • Dave and Debbie Laitinen

    $50

  • Ruth and Dick

    $25

  • Claudia Regojo

    $10

  • JAY DALTON

    $25

  • cote maureira

    $20

  • Vinnie

    $100

  • Darren Whitfield

    $30

  • The Espinosa's

    $25

  • Deb Brandt and Charles Stoll

    $30

  • Amelia, Meghan and Aunt Kim

    $25

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102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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

The Team: $22,404 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Fernando Mena-Carrasco

Amount Raised

$5,110

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Hawk

Amount Raised

$4,230

Fundraiser Title

MEDICINES FOR HUMANITY INC

Amount Raised

$4,215

Fundraiser Title

Jesse Plate

Amount Raised

$3,900

Fundraiser Title

Nicky McGinnis

Amount Raised

$3,749

 

75% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Peyser

Amount Raised

$675

 

68% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Run ForJane

Amount Raised

$525

 

53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Amelia, Meghan and Aunt Kim

Amelia, Meghan and Aunt Kim

DONATION: $25

Thank you for all you do. 5 years ago

Deb Brandt and Charles Stoll

Deb Brandt and Charles Stoll

DONATION: $30

Deb donated at hat that was auctioned off on Ebay and Charles Stoll purchased the hat. 5 years ago

The Espinosa's

The Espinosa's

DONATION: $25

To your big accomplishment! 5 years ago

Darren Whitfield

Darren Whitfield

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Vinnie

Vinnie

DONATION: $100

congrats sir...very proud to call you my friend miss you panda 5 years ago

cote maureira

cote maureira

DONATION: $20

el mejor!! 5 years ago

JAY DALTON

JAY DALTON

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Claudia Regojo

Claudia Regojo

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Ruth and Dick

Ruth and Dick

DONATION: $25

Good luck today. You are awesome! 5 years ago

Dave and Debbie Laitinen

Dave and Debbie Laitinen

DONATION: $50

5 years ago