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Team Ronald McDonald House Providence

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Danielle West

THE STORY:

Hello! This columbus day weekend, I will be running the Newport half-marathon. I never was a runner. I still don't really consider myself a runner, but I run and I enjoy it - for the most part. I started running regularly after my grandma very unexpectedly died in May 2014; it helped me cope healthily and gave me a space to simply be. There is something special about processing difficult life moments in the midst of a run. When grandfather passed away 4 months later - I ran. I physically exerted myself until I couldn't feel pain anymore.

 

Throughout the past two years, running has been in and out of my life. But this year, I made it my goal to run a half-marathon before I turn 25 (my birthday is December 20, in case you want to add it to your calendar.) and I decided if I was going to do it, might as well do in a beautiful place with beautiful ocean view and not in the midst of humid summer weather - which is how I decided on the Newport half in October.

 

Over the past two months I have gone back and forth about actually going through with it, but last week I saw that Ronald McDonald was a charity that the Newport Marathon raised money for and I knew it was a sign. My grandma volunteered at the Ronald Mcdonald House in Buffalo for 25+ years. She is an incredible woman and is the person who brought me to find running as a form of stress-relief, coping and joy - so it became crystal clear thatI had to commit to running the half and with that raise money for a charity near and dear to my family's heart.

 

Thanks for reading, donate if you can, send encouraging notes and think fondly of me on October 9th as I push myself beyond what I believe is possible. I'll be sure to post ridiculous photos after for you all to see! xoxo Danielle

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  • Rebecca Leclerc

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  • Matt Ennis

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  • Donna & Alan

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  • Mom and dad

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  • Grandma Dyche

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  • Jo

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  • Quinn

    $25

  • Alyssa Sena

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  • Kathy schau

    $25

  • Maureen and Richard

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  • Cal

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  • Brittaney West

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The Team: $4,435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Joe Belanger

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111% Raised of$500 Goal

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Bob Clark

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$525

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Danielle West

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182% Raised of$250 Goal

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Michelle Smith

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225% Raised of$100 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura C.

Laura C.

So proud that you made it! 3 years ago

Brittaney West

Brittaney West

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Cal

Cal

DONATION: $50

Go Danielle! 3 years ago

Maureen and Richard

Maureen and Richard

DONATION: $50

In memory of gram, she would be so proud of you. 3 years ago

Kathy schau

Kathy schau

DONATION: $25

Grannie will be smiling!! 3 years ago

Alyssa Sena

Alyssa Sena

DONATION: $10

Best of Luck! 3 years ago

Quinn

Quinn

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Carly Sitzer

Carly Sitzer

3 years ago

Jo

Jo

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Grandma Dyche

Grandma Dyche

DONATION: $25

3 years ago