EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
ABOUT jEFF & RYAN
As many of you know, Jeff and I were to run the New York City marathon this past November. He was fortunate enough to get in through the lottery drawing. I entered through a charity and raised over $2,500 thanks in part to the generosity of many of you. Six days before the event I fractured my hip and as a result, was unable to run but am grandfathered into the event this year. Jeff entered the lotttery drawing this year but was not selected and is now needs to raise $3,000 for the same charity, the Nicholas Rossomando 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Nick was a firefighter who died in the World Trade Centers on 9/11. His family raises scholarship funds for low income children at the highschool that Nick attended to ensure that his legacy lives on forever. If you're able, we're asking for a monetary donation to Nick's fund this year. Donations can be made via the link below or in person at the Summer Party. Either way, we're looking forward to seeing you all at our annual event.
ABOUT THE NICHOLAS ROSSOMANDO 9/11 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND -
Before we get into our story, we need to thank all of you who have been donating to our charity. Maybe it was just because you wanted to or maybe you are supporting one of our team members, either way, we really appreciate your generosity and your support!
We are gearing up for the 2012 ING NYC Marathon. If you need guaranteed entry, Click here to see how you can become a part of our team. We have 11 spots left for this year's race! If you already have a number and would like to fundraise for us to make your run even more significant, scroll down to THE TEAM and click on Join the Team.
It has been extremely gratifying for us associated with Nick's Fund to be involved for the last (7) years with the ING NYC Marathon as a Charity Partner. Our last involvement alone raised $62,000.00 from Crowdrise and other sources. And, the good news is, we will again have a team running in the 2012 race. Every year is special to us because we are succeeding in reaching our goal as stated in our mission statement. Won't you help us to continue Nick's legacy of helping others.
If you haven't visited our 2011 ING NYC Marathon fundraising page to check out how we did last year, you can do that now, by clicking here.
When you are done there. please visit our website. . On Nick's website you will see what's been going on with the fund since it's inception.
If you want to get an early start in helping us out, we and Crowdrise have a special incentive for you. Here goes:
Win an iPad2 and 1 Hair Curler Donate $26 to any fundraiser or charity by April 30, 2012 and you'll be signed up to win an iPad2 and one hair curler. And, definitely leverage this iPad contest to help raise money for your charity. Email everyone and say something like...I'm out to raise $2,600 for my cause. So I'm reaching out to you and 99 other people and asking you to donate $26 and when you donate, you'll be signed up to win an iPad2. Lastly, if this makes no sense please ask someone in middle school to help you or email us and we'll explain everything.
On the left-hand side of our website, are pictures of prior team members before, during and after their runs with the ING NYC Marathon, 2006-2011. The size of our team is small, however it allows the runners to get close with their fellow team members if they so choose. As you will see on Nick's website, we have a Pre-Marathon dinner each year. It is held on the Friday before race day, by that time we have a pretty good picture as to how well we have done with fundraising and the runners get a chance to meet and celebrate with each other. We get to meet many of the runners on the team, those we have been corresponding with for so long. It definitely is a great night. We have an archive where you can read about our recipients from year to year. We try to get them to the Pre-Marathon Dinner if we can. The team members love to meet them.