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Team Read Ahead NYC Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: Read Ahead

ORGANIZER: Read Ahead

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Amelia Mularz

THE STORY:

I'm running the New York City Marathon! 26.2 miles, here I come!  But while I've logged countless early mornings, loads of sweaty afternoons, and some random late nights racking up mileage along the Hudson River in Manhattan, it's really my love of reading that got me here.

I'm 32 years old and to this day I can still hear the sound of my second grade teacher cracking open Charlotte's Web. In third grade my teacher read James and the Giant Peach and I remember hanging on to her every word (I even used to mimic the way she licked her fingers before turning a page when I read to my troll dolls at home). In fourth grade it was Superfudge by Judy Blume - I was enthralled. 

It's probably because these early mentors were so committed and so enthusiastic that I chose to study English in college, where storytime got slightly more intense - Paradise Lost isn't quite as fun as Superfudge, but still, I enjoyed it.

Also, I think it's because people read to me when I was little that I felt free to think big - after college I came up with the crazy notion of moving to NYC to be a writer. Today I work as a research editor at Vogue, where I basically spend my day reading stories (though not out loud - my cubicle neighbors might kill me).

This is why I'm so honored to team up with Read Ahead - an organization that's devoted to inspiring a love of reading in kids. Through their Power Lunch program, they pair volunteers with underserved children to read together every week. Every year they reach nearly 1,000 students!

All the money I raise during my marathon training goes to this amazing mentoring and literacy program. All donations are tax-deductible and every dollar counts!

Thank you so much for your support! And thanks to everyone who reads to youngsters!

Amelia

$2,680

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stella

    $10

  • Miles and Will

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Aunt Geri

    $50

  • Janelle Nanos

    $50

  • Justin Dargan

    $20

  • Dale and Marcia

    $50

  • Janice and Rich Flood

    $100

  • chupacabra

    $100

  • Trey Anastasio

    $25

  • Keith and Elizabeth

    $150

  • Aunt Donna

    $80

  • Gord Downie

    $100

  • Yulia

    $30

  • Kelly Crook

     

  • Jenna

    $50

  • Tiff Devo Nelson Sapp

    $100

  • Booter & Catsby

    $100

  • Katie

    $50

  • John and Jessica Fitzpatrick

    $50

  • Tiffany Beaumont

    $50

  • mimi is my hero

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Heather

    $50

  • Melissa

    $50

  • John Gallagher, Jr.

    $50

  • Ro and Dave

    $75

  • Kara and Dave

    $50

  • Bev and Larry Thomas

    $100

  • Antonella and Mike

    $200

  • Arminda

    $25

  • Michael Smoron

    $75

  • Larry Lettow

    $50

  • Gregory and Sue Connor

    $50

  • Lynda Connor

    $100

  • Scott Smoron

    $50

  • Cindy Paladines

    $50

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107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $15,970 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Cargill

Amount Raised

$4,115

 

165% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Otho Kerr

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

107% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Kantin

Amount Raised

$3,175

Fundraiser Title

Lagfjdsadvina Chadasmdfan

Amount Raised

$2,800

 

112% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amelia Mularz

Amount Raised

$2,680

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Cindy Paladines

Cindy Paladines

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Scott Smoron

Scott Smoron

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lynda Connor

Lynda Connor

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Gregory and Sue Connor

Gregory and Sue Connor

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Larry Lettow

Larry Lettow

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Michael Smoron

Michael Smoron

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Arminda

Arminda

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Antonella and Mike

Antonella and Mike

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Bev and Larry Thomas

Bev and Larry Thomas

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kara and Dave

Kara and Dave

DONATION: $50

4 years ago