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Zach Zulkowsky's Fundraiser:

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) New York City Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

ORGANIZER: AIDS Foundation of Chicago

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Zach Zulkowsky

THE STORY:

As I sit here typing this, I notice my dog in the corner playing with an old pair of underwear and having the time of her life. It's as humorous as it sounds. It's little moments like these that not only bring joy to my life, but also make me realize how great it must be to live so carefree. Now I am not naive enough to believe that people can live a completely simple and carefree life, afterall we are humans and it is our nature to make things complicated. However, I do believe that by doing my part, I can help some out there worry a little less, and enjoy life a little more.

This year I will be running my third World Marathon Major, and first TCS NYC Marathon on behalf of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Many of you who have supported me in the past will remember that I ran on behalf of the same charity in 2013 when I ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. While the location of the event may have changed this year, the urgency and needs of those living with HIV/AIDS have not.

As a man living with HIV/AIDS, I know how depressing it can be living under a constant cloud of apprehension, always worrying about your health. I have been fortunate enough to have a strong support system around me, that helps me lead a healthy and extraordinary life; however, there are many who do not have that same fortune. With state budgets being cut on what seems to be an annual basis, those depending on state programs to assist them with this chronic illness, are all-too-often finding themselves having to go without. Additionally, a CDC estimated 1 in 6 unaware people are living with HIV/AIDS; therefore, not receiving treatment and potentially transmitting the virus to others.

Now I don't want to depress you with talk of doom and gloom; however, this is the reality of the situation. Fortunately, there have been great strides made in the scientific and medical communities, as well as non-profits such as the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, that give us glimmers of hope. While the people working tirelessy behind these organizations have made much progress, none of it can be accomplished without financial support.

With your donation and pledge of support, the people behind the breakthroughs in HIV/AIDS research, those providing social services, and countless others, can continue their work and ensure a brighter future for us all. Maybe then, those living with HIV/AIDS will enjoy a life with one less worry, and they too can have the time of their lives playing with an old pair of underwear...or whatever it is that may entertain them. :)

$3,125

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael P Burke

    $60

  • Jim Boehm

    $100

  • John Cooper

    $50

  • Allen Babiarz

     

  • kate and randy

    $25

  • Brandon Graham

    $20

  • Michael P Burke

    $50

  • CPT Matthew Wilcoxen

    $1,000

  • Stephen Riegel-Myer

    $20

  • Dan Glapa

    $100

  • Nisha Khadiwala

    $50

  • Aaron Strati

     

  • Lisa Ann Schneider

    $100

  • C. Drent

     

  • Brian Rivera

    $100

  • John Bigger

    $10

  • Donnie Weatherbee

    $20

  • Josh and Sarah

    $20

  • Bert Thompson

    $100

  • Philip A. Hannema

    $100

  • Bahar

     

  • Mike Hogan

    $60

  • Rick Pantoga

     

  • Tom Catania & Don D'Ercole

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jim Moseley

    $250

  • Diane Schlesinger

    $100

  • Todd Schantz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Neil Mack

    $250

  • Brandon Graham

    $25

  • Joe Rodriguez

    $50

  • Scott

    $75

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104% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $3,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Zach Zulkowsky

Amount Raised

$3,125

 

104% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Barratt

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $750 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott

Scott

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Joe Rodriguez

Joe Rodriguez

DONATION: $50

In memory of my brother who was a victim of AIDS. 4 years ago

Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Neil Mack

Neil Mack

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Todd Schantz

Todd Schantz

DONATION: $25

Go ZACH!!! 4 years ago

Diane Schlesinger

Diane Schlesinger

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jim Moseley

Jim Moseley

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Tom Catania & Don D'Ercole

Tom Catania & Don D'Ercole

DONATION: $50

4 years ago