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Fresh Air Fund TCS New York City Marathon 2017

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My name is Abby Samuels and I am a third year medical student at NYIT-COM. Fortunately I have had time to do other things except for study in the past two years! In May of 2016 I completed my first half marathon in Brooklyn. Training with my friends was my favorite way to stay grounded (and in shape!) while handling the constant stress of medical school. Last Novemeber I volunteered at the NYC Marathon at the medical tent just half a mile away from the finish line. I was inspired by the thousands of runners (including a few of my medical school classmates!) that still had a smile on their face as they ran (or walked or practically crawled) towards the finish. I knew at that moment that I wanted to be part of such an awe-inspiring event. 


I am thrilled to be partnering with the Fresh Air Fund to run in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, 2017. I have a close friend that is closely involved with the organization so I have been able to witness first hand the impact that the Fresh Air Fund has on children every summer.  Last summer, close to 4,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Each year, 3,000 children also attend five Fresh Air camps on a 2,000-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Youngsters learn how to swim, go on overnight hiking trips and participate in dance and art classes. Campers say their favorite part about camp is meeting new friends. The Fund also provides year-round camping and educational opportunities including a tutoring and mentoring program that serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.  Many Fresh Air children have never run barefoot in the grass, caught fireflies or gone swimming in a lake. By participating in this year’s TCS New York City Marathon, I will help thousands of children enjoy simple summertime pleasures. I hope you will support me and The Fresh Air Fund by making a donation.  


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$2,712

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  • Kendra Osborn

     

  • Emily Nassif

     

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108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $19,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The Fresh Air Fund

Amount Raised

$4,605

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Jason Rubin

Amount Raised

$3,832

 

153% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Kate Kennedy

Amount Raised

$2,900

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Meghan Lyons

Amount Raised

$2,788

 

112% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Abby Samuels

Amount Raised

$2,712

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Cassandra Tang

Amount Raised

$2,358

 

94% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Alan Shih

Amount Raised

$25

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Clara Prieto

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Donor Comments

Heidi and Angelo Rinaldi

Heidi and Angelo Rinaldi

Good Luck and Great Cause. 1 month ago

John and Doris Nolan

John and Doris Nolan

1 month ago

Florida Samuels

Florida Samuels

2 months ago

Morrisseys

Morrisseys

your dad use to run with his size 14 shoes 2 months ago

Blumin Family

Blumin Family

WOW! So proud of you Abby! 2 months ago

Scott shultz

Scott shultz

2 months ago

Sue Condron

Sue Condron

You're amazing ! 2 months ago

Lee Schmidt

Lee Schmidt

go Abby go!! 2 months ago

Emily Nassif

Emily Nassif

Ur amazing! 2 months ago

Kendra Osborn

Kendra Osborn

2 months ago