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TEAM UNICEF NYC - 2017 TCS NYC MARATHON

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BENEFITING: UNICEF USA

ORGANIZER: Team

EVENT: 2017 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Mileage Tracker: 350

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THE STORY:


Dear friends and family,

After several years of weak excuses I am excited to be making my first attempt at running the Marathon, in New York City on 5th November. I am running to raise $3,500 for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). So far training is going well. After 320 miles, I've only seen one specialist doctor, had 6 physio sessions, one MRI scan and 3 ice baths. Any sponsorship you can give will help spur on my creaky legs to the end! 

UNICEF does whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children across 190 countries and territories, at home and abroad. They provide life-saving relief including food, shelter, medicine and schooling. Last year they helped treat more than 3.1 million children for severe acute malnutrition. They are already helping children in Florida and Houston following the devastating hurricanes this month. Sadly, the Trump Administration’s FY 2018 budget proposal, for the first time in memory, does not include a U.S. contribution to UNICEF. 

Imagine the entire population of London or New York under seige. Imagine having to take your children out of school and fleeing your home for fear of war and famine. This is happening in South Sudan, right now. Three years of conflict, climate shock and a collapsing economy have placed 8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance - over half of them children. 3.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes. And as many as 1.2 million children are out of the classroom, their educations, and futures, in jeopardy. With farmers unable to plant crops amidst the violence, half of all harvests have been lost, and food is growing scarce. An estimated 42 percent of South Sudan's population — nearly 5 million people — are suffering from severe food shortages. That number is projected to increase to 5.5 million this year. Famine was recently declared in part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation. Unless malnutrition treatment is scaled up immediately, thousands of children are likely to die. UNICEF is on the ground, working to help the children of South Sudan. In 2016 alone, UNICEF and partners treated 182,545 children under the age of five for severe acute malnutrition and vaccinated 443,289 children against measles. But there is still a long way to go, and UNICEF can’t do its work without our help.

If you would like to learn more please watch this video or visit their website: 

https://youtu.be/E1xkXZs0cAQ

https://www.unicef.org/

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Ben




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To This Fundraiser

$920

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ben Forster

    $200

  • Mrs Forster

    $75

  • Ilya Abramskiy

    $50

  • Camille and Sam

    $70

  • Marie Pegram

    $50

  • Toby banfield

    $50

  • Jess

    $80

  • Sophie Martin

    $50

  • Jacque Hancox

     

  • Tom Scotland

    $25

  • Grandma

    $25

  • Caroline Forster

    $70

  • Ben L

    $75

  • Adam Glover

    $25

  • Nick B

    $50

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26% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $143,153 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Anya Barrett

Amount Raised

$15,709

 

105% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Michael Wystrach

Amount Raised

$7,145

 

27% Raised of $26,200 Goal

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Rachel Scogna

Amount Raised

$5,195

 

87% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Brad Renuart

Amount Raised

$5,045

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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nicholas albanese

Amount Raised

$4,600

 

92% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Amanda Liew

Amount Raised

$4,522

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jessica Commins

Amount Raised

$4,342

 

87% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Doug Waller

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

83% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Nick B

Nick B

DONATION: $50

Ben, hope all those runs along the Thames will have helped you prepare! Good luck 1 day ago

Adam Glover

Adam Glover

DONATION: $25

2 days ago

Ben L

Ben L

DONATION: $75

Good luck Ben! I'm sure you'll nail it 3 days ago

Caroline Forster

Caroline Forster

DONATION: $70

Hope the road rises up to meet you 4 days ago

Grandma

Grandma

DONATION: $25

Good luck Ben!! 7 days ago

Tom Scotland

Tom Scotland

DONATION: $25

7 days ago

Jacque Hancox

Jacque Hancox

7 days ago

Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin

DONATION: $50

7 days ago

Jess

Jess

DONATION: $80

Amazing effort with the training so far Ben, and for a great cause. A few more weeks of hard work and you can start stuffing your face with pasta. Can't wait to see you smash it on the day xx 1 week ago

Toby banfield

Toby banfield

DONATION: $50

Good luck buddy with the Forster face off 1 week ago