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Team Robin Hood NYC Marathon 2012

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October 25, 2012

Ran my peak run of 20 miles last Saturday! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day (fog, fall leaves). Now time to taper!  See more

BENEFITING: Robin Hood

ORGANIZER: Robin Hood

EVENT: 2012 ING New York City Marathon - $1 Mil a Mile

Mileage Tracker: 226

Olivia Gunton

THE STORY:

 

Hi there! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. This will be my first marathon, and I'm so happy to be running with a great group of people and for such a good cause: alleviating poverty in New York City, where I was born and now live and work.

You can read Robin Hood's official description below, but I'll add that I particuarly like this organization because 1) they're really rigorous about directing the funds they raise to where they will make the biggest impact, and 2) all administrative and fundraising costs are borne by the Foundation's board of directors, which means 100% of donations go directly to the people and groups they're trying to help.

As for my personal goal of finishing the NYC Marathon on November 4, 2012: as of 9/10/2012, I've logged over 200 miles and crossed the half-marathon mark, and I'm ready to complete 16 miles this Saturday! 

I hope you'll consider contributing. Thank you to all my friends, family, and colleagues for your support!

Visit the Robin Hood Foundation's website HERE

For the past 5 years, more than 650 Robin Hood runners have crossed the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon. Along the way, these runners have raised nearly $4 million for Robin Hood, helping to feed, shelter and heal our neighbors in need, as well as equipping them with educational and employment opportunities to improve their lives.

This year 100 runners will participate in the marathon as part of Team Robin Hood. Each runner has personally committed to raising $5,000; 100% of which will go to help New Yorkers in need build better lives for themselves and their families.

On race day, November 4, we invite you to join Robin Hood staff, family and friends at our famous Mile-20 block party (just off the 6-train). Cheer your favorite runners on their final leg of the race while rocking out to DJ Bonnie! This big bash also includes a Jumbotron featuring all 45,000+ runners in their glory as they turn off the Willis Avenue Bridge, bleacher seating, Robin Hood t-shirts and cheer-stix.

Please help support these runners and their mission to fight poverty. You can make a donation in support of a particular runner or make a general donation in support of the entire Robin Hood team. Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:

  • $50 covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
  • $75 provides a day of high quality preschool for one child.
  • $100 connects one low-income family to public benefits, social services, and employment counseling.
  • $200 helps a woman secure a $1,500 microloan to help her launch or expand her own business.
  • $750 provides a year of basic literacy training and G.E.D. test preparation for one student.
  • $1000 pays for health care for one adolescent for one year.
  • $1,500 provides a year of counseling for the family of a child enrolled in pre-school.
  • $3,000 provides six months of psychiatric treatment for a homeless person.

When you race for ROBIN HOOD, you support 200 poverty-fighting schools and programs in all five boroughs. During the race, you will pass through the neighborhoods of ten Robin Hood funded programs. Click here to view the map.

 

$1,805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gloria Gunton

    $75

  • Olivia Gunton

    $100

  • Michelle Toth

    $500

  • Annie McGreevey

    $200

  • Bruce Pomahac

    $50

  • Maureen Gunton & Gary Di Fiore

    $100

  • Joel and Teresa Griffin

    $100

  • Steve and Arlene Elliott

    $100

  • Leonard Harman

    $50

  • Joan Jaffe

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Billy Lyons

    $50

  • Bob and Karen McGreevey

    $50

  • Nancy Ticotin

     

  • Patricia Wray

    $50

  • Kathleen Conry

    $25

  • Alice Nagel

    $15

  • Kathleen and Jay Rapport

    $50

  • Lori and Jonathan Ames

    $100

  • Suzanne Briar

    $10

  • lois goldberg

     

  • Sandy Faison

    $50

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72% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $366,703 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team McTrelli

Amount Raised

$28,084

 

112% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ooo

Amount Raised

$27,066

Fundraiser Title

Tamar Gottesman

Amount Raised

$26,250

Fundraiser Title

D.E. Shaw Group Team

Amount Raised

$24,896

 

249% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

SAC Capital Advisors

Amount Raised

$24,125

 

121% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chilton Investment

Amount Raised

$18,175

 

73% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Belch

Amount Raised

$11,516

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brett Epstein

Amount Raised

$10,919

Donor Comments

Sandy Faison

Sandy Faison

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

lois goldberg

lois goldberg

5 years ago

Lori and Jonathan Ames

Lori and Jonathan Ames

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Suzanne Briar

Suzanne Briar

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Kathleen and Jay Rapport

Kathleen and Jay Rapport

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Alice Nagel

Alice Nagel

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Kathleen Conry

Kathleen Conry

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Patricia Wray

Patricia Wray

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Nancy Ticotin

Nancy Ticotin

YOU ARE A SUPER WOMAN!! Check out the song by Alicia Keys "I am a super woman"... Keep massaging, soaking, icing at night. Get Arnica massage oil and apply liberally - really helps!! All the best! Nancy Ticotin 5 years ago

Bob and Karen McGreevey

Bob and Karen McGreevey

DONATION: $50

5 years ago