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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

Sarah de Val

THE STORY:

 I ran my last marathon in April of 2011. It was the Boston marathon, and it was one of the best running experiences of my life.  It was the year of my wedding , I was a lot younger, and a lot more care free - I had time to train whole heartedly. Fast forward 6 years, I am now married and a mom of a beautiful 4 year old daughter and handsome 16 month old boy. Life is crazy, and while I never gave up running completely, I just never found the time to dedicate to train for a marathon.

I have always wanted to run the New York Marathon and vowed to myself when I was pregnant with my son in 2015 that 2017 would be the year I would go for it. When I found out that UNICEF accepted my application to run in the marathon, I couldn't have been more thrilled or excited to not only have the chance to run in one of the biggest marathons in the world, but more importantly run for a charity that gives so much back to children who live in less fortunate countries than my family and I do.

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF takes proven, low-cost methods that save children’s lives and makes them available regardless of income, ethnicity or location. Forty years ago, UNICEF figured out that promoting simple, low-cost interventions like hand washing and breastfeeding could save millions of lives. Undaunted by war or geography, UNICEF delivers.

So while running this marathon is a test to prove that I can still find time to train and run 26.2 miles in one of the busiest and most stressful periods of my life, I'm also getting the wonderful opportunity to give back. By running the NYC Marathon, I want children living in third world countries or those that are living through natural disasters believe that they should never give up hope.  When my children are older I want them to understand that they are very lucky to live where they are now and to give back to those who deserve it the most.

Looking forward to starting my "hard core" training - I will keep you all updated of the trials and tribulations! Thank you all in advance for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bobbi & Norris Clark

    $500

  • Kevin & Barbara de Val

    $500

  • Katie and Tom Fielder

    $100

  • Raphael Family

    $100

  • Beth and Aaron Orozco

    $100

  • Steve Loevsky

    $50

  • Doyle Family

    $100

  • Ken Winkler

    $100

  • The Schoene Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jessica Cook

    $50

  • Paula Smith

    $100

  • Micah & Brittany Ruth

     

  • Brian Jaehne

    $300

  • Autumn Chestnutt

    $50

  • Deli Torna

    $25

  • paul j birnbaum

    $100

  • Jill & James Traut

    $250

  • Anissa McLaughlin

     

  • Austin

    $50

  • J Birck

    $50

  • Gareth, Becca & Ayda Fairie

    $25

  • Stacy Wille

    $100

  • Kathlene Maughmer

     

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73% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $135,503 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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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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

$4,292

 

86% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Brad Renuart

Amount Raised

$4,020

 

80% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Doug Waller

Amount Raised

$3,945

 

79% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kathlene Maughmer

Kathlene Maughmer

Can't wait to finish with you!! 1 day ago

Stacy Wille

Stacy Wille

DONATION: $100

1 week ago

Gareth, Becca & Ayda Fairie

Gareth, Becca & Ayda Fairie

DONATION: $25

Good luck Sarah 😊 1 week ago

J Birck

J Birck

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Austin

Austin

DONATION: $50

Better you run than me! 1 week ago

Anissa McLaughlin

Anissa McLaughlin

2 weeks ago

Jill & James Traut

Jill & James Traut

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

paul j birnbaum

paul j birnbaum

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Deli Torna

Deli Torna

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Autumn Chestnutt

Autumn Chestnutt

DONATION: $50

4 months ago