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Frank Williams' Fundraiser:

Team Somarela NYC Marathon 2012

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Frank Williams via Crowdrise
November 01, 2012

Absolutely inspired by the impact we're going to have. Your support has motivated me to raise money from fellow runners for hurricane relief  See more

BENEFITING: SOMARELA FUND INC

ORGANIZER: SOMARELA FUND INC

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

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012

Frank Williams

THE STORY:

Friends,

As many of you may already know, I'm running the 2012 New York City Marathon in a few short weeks. While running 26 miles isn't something I do every day, I realized that it would be great to take on a big challenge, while at the same time, raising money for an outstanding cause.

Just the sight of me at mile 21 should be enough to donate (yes, there will be photos), but there is also a more important opportunity to make a difference for families that are in need of support. The mission of the Somarela Fund (http://www.somarela.com/) is to advance humanitarian work in southern Africa for families that live in dire poverty, as well as cultivating global citizenship among youth of diverse backgrounds from the U.S. and southern Africa through service-learning trips. Through community service and cooperative experiences, we hope to take down barriers between advantaged and disadvantaged youth and for those of you that are interested, I would love to organize a service learning trip for parents and children in the summer of 2013.

Thank you very much for your support and for the support for Somarela Fund. My goal is to raise $30,000; I will match donated dollars. If I don’t finish first in the overall race, I will match any donated dollars up to $15,000. You will be blown away by what we can accomplish if we hit our $30,000 goal. Please don’t feel any obligation… any amount you can donate is truly awesome.

Wish me luck and I hope to make you proud on November 4th.

Cheers,

Frank

 

Marathon Dreamin"

Frankie was never known to be very lanky But when it came to trainin' for Marathons there was no hanky-panky  

For his runnin' partner Howard, was a wee bit of a coward 

To his friend, young Frankie would be quite a menace For Old Howie would now be buyin' several pints of Guinness  

Here's to a great run and to a great race For when I'm done.... I'll soar into first place  

No not for winnin' the race but for makin the case

For Africa, a very special place

We all, yes all want to do our part Even if Young Frankie is wheeled away in a cart  

For Somarela we have built a beautiful team so that incredible African families can fulfill their dream.  

Slainte,  

(May this poem go on the wall someday in a small pub called Dick Mack's in Dingle, Ireland...my favorite pub in the world -Cheers mates)

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Okay...I tear up in sappy movies...I have to admit it.   Have you seen "Pay it Forward"...Cheesy...maybe simplistic...but I absolutely bawled on the plane.  I tried to act as if I had something caught in my eye, but of course, everyone knew.  One kid with a dream changes everyone's lives.    One simple premise....if someone does a good deed for you....do three in return...an amazing concept when you think of 1,000....10,000 people doing it.

I have a lot to pay forward from my life particularly for all of you that are supporting me to complete this race.  We are going to do something amazing for hundreds of families.   We are doing something incredible together and you're teaching me what friendship and community really means.   Let's do this thing...let's Pay it Forward and make a difference.  I will everything in my power to do you proud on November 4th....

Thank you again for inspiring me and the Somarela team




WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME: Edit



I run like the wind (well not really)

I believe that a small group of people can make a giant difference

I think that you should think big and act big

I tear up in sappy movies

i am blown away that my friends have come together to do something amazing for a group of people that really need it.

I am still contemplating running the race in my Big Bird Halloween costume

I know when to cut my losses

$40,483

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrea Chasin

    $250

  • Jeff Carney

    $500

  • Jerry & Mary Senne

    $100

  • Ken Samet

    $500

  • Patrick Lanier

    $100

  • Leon Shapiro

    $250

  • Martha Koro

    $100

  • Emrey

    $100

  • Peter Grua

    $1,000

  • Mathews

    $100

  • Richard Schwartz

     

  • Rick Morgan

    $100

  • Manthripragada

    $100

  • Howard Bernstein

    $501

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Matt Litfin

    $500

  • Bob and Patsy Zollars

    $1,000

  • Rachael and Andrew Silard

    $25

  • The Marich Family

    $250

  • Kelt Kindick

    $500

  • Jenny Jurivich

    $20

  • Ho Nam

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Aaron Mobarak

    $100

  • Quist Family

    $500

  • Bob Sheehy

    $500

  • Gail Jacobs

    $100

  • Steve & Nancy Wigginton

    $250

  • Tim Helmig

    $500

  • Annonymous at ABC

    $25

  • Neda and Anis Frayha

    $100

  • Sheenu J. & Ashish Kachru

    $100

  • Dart Family

    $500

  • The Keating Family

    $100

  • Katherine and David Bradley

     

  • Kevin Hickey

    $500

  • Zumwalt

    $500

  • Daniel Muth

    $100

  • Robin and Russ Glass

     

  • Leslie and Chris Regan

    $500

  • Spencer & Trisha McClung

    $100

  • Eric & Susi Larsen

    $500

  • Frank Williams

    $15,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • myron wacholder

    $100

  • Dutton-Tripp family

    $100

  • Hamilton and Abigail Shawn

    $100

  • Tucker Family

    $250

  • Sean Lara

     

  • Rick Arney

    $100

  • Laurence and Alexis Pelosi

    $100

  • The Gennis Family

    $100

  • the de Petra family

    $250

  • Robert Blackburn

    $100

  • Aliya and Nuruddin Virani

     

  • Evelyn Goodfriend

    $100

  • Laurie Sprung and Bill Mayer

    $500

  • Tim and Liz Hughes (Go, Frank, Go!)

    $250

  • Hope & Eric Krutz

    $100

  • Diane Holder

    $100

  • Adam Spiegel

    $100

  • Nicole and Richard Latimer

    $100

  • Alisha & Sean Griffey

    $100

  • Sean O'Donnell

     

  • Chad and Lauryn

     

  • Scott and Carolyn

    $500

  • Gina Price & Michael Kirshbaum

    $250

  • Blackley Family

     

  • Tim & Carolyn Hanson

    $100

  • Sanju Bansal

    $250

  • Mike & Jessica Dodson

    $250

  • Robert Haft

    $250

  • Ben Farkas

    $250

  • Cheryl Michael

     

  • Adam and Shira Boehler

    $200

  • Catherine Miller and Dan Lieberman

    $100

  • Ken Tarkoff

    $100

  • Julie & Paul Lane

    $100

  • Dave and ML Thornton

    $200

  • Amy McLaughlin

    $100

  • ZAC STILLERMAN

    $150

  • Colleen Nolan

     

  • Christina Severson

    $75

  • Meagan Untalan

    $100

  • Dharmapalan Family

    $500

  • Silvergleid family

     

  • Aaron Rodgers

    $262

  • Tanai Kamat

     

  • Schirmeier Family

    $100

  • Shandy and Triveni Guharoy

    $150

  • Sarah and Marco Larsen

    $250

  • April and Peter Kelly

    $200

  • Laura & Thomas Clydesdale

    $100

  • Seth Frazier

    $100

  • Anna Collins & Family

    $100

  • Donna and Chip Hazard

    $250

  • Gregg & Anna Brockway

    $50

  • Grillo Family

    $100

  • Ern and Sheila

    $100

  • Randi and Andrew Drake

    $50

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270% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $70,797 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Frank Williams

Amount Raised

$40,483

 

270% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Howard Bernstein

Amount Raised

$4,731

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John Mueser

Amount Raised

$4,007

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Peter Bruun for Elisif

Amount Raised

$3,220

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Tregoning

Amount Raised

$3,020

Fundraiser Title

Rick Yule

Amount Raised

$2,845

 

95% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Hamish Miller

Amount Raised

$2,585

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Paula DiLullo

Amount Raised

$1,934

Donor Comments

Randi and Andrew Drake

Randi and Andrew Drake

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Ern and Sheila

Ern and Sheila

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Grillo Family

Grillo Family

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Gregg & Anna Brockway

Gregg & Anna Brockway

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Donna and Chip Hazard

Donna and Chip Hazard

DONATION: $250

6 years ago

Anna Collins & Family

Anna Collins & Family

DONATION: $100

Frank, Thanks for continuing to be an inspiration! xxoo, Anna 6 years ago

Seth Frazier

Seth Frazier

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Laura & Thomas Clydesdale

Laura & Thomas Clydesdale

DONATION: $100

I know it was cancelled but it's a great cause and NY & NJ can use all the help we can give them. Thanks for doing this! 6 years ago

April and Peter Kelly

April and Peter Kelly

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Sarah and Marco Larsen

Sarah and Marco Larsen

DONATION: $250

6 years ago