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2015 Team UNICEF - Boston

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BENEFITING: UNICEF USA

ORGANIZER: UNICEF USA

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Matthew Bane

THE STORY:

I ran as part of my team sports (basketball, lacrosse, soccer) until the end of college, and then it dropped from my daily routine. 

On July 27, 2014, I went for my first run in 21 years. I needed to make changes, and running was the first thought in my head to make them real. I instituted 3 change-making rules for myself:

  1. Take a small step
  2. Do it again
  3. Be nice to yourself

That first day, I ran 1.32 miles at 9:15 pace. The next day 1.51 miles, then 1.75…. I am now 108 runs into the new me, 486 miles banked. I hit my first personal goal: I brought home my own pumpkin pie from the Columbus Ohio Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. I am running outside through the snowiest month in Boston history. My small steps have become many steps and big personal change.

My next goal is running the Boston Marathon this April for Team UNICEF. UNICEF also works in many small steps that become life-changing for the world’s children, providing nutrition, clean water, vaccines, safe spaces to play, schools in all situations imaginable (and unimaginable), and protection for dangers natural and human. UNICEF puts children first in all things.

Team UNICEF has set a lofty fundraising goal for our first Boston Marathon, and all funds we raise will go to UNICEF Kid Power, a new opportunity for American children to take steps in their lives to make a difference for their peers around the world. 1 in 4 American children is inactive and 1 in 4 children worldwide is malnourished. With Kid Power, one day of activity for an American child—12,000 steps—unlocks funding for a packet of therapeutic food for a malnourished child, which literally saves lives. Click on the short video at the left to learn more. 

$50 activates one American child and saves the life of a child overseas. It is a small step to save two kids, to set them both on the path to a healthy, happy future. With small steps like these, we change the world.

I will wear my Kid Power band while training and I would be so grateful for your support, in any amount. Thank you from me, and on behalf of the world's children!

$16,010

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matthew Bane

    $100

  • Karen Turney

    $20

  • Proud Mother

     

  • Robert and Vicki Karper

     

  • Chyrle & Terry Nelson

    $50

  • Julie & Tomkin Coleman

    $50

  • Flynn & Jennifer

     

  • Elana Western

    $100

  • Littlefield/Roper Family

    $2,500

  • The Driscoll Family

    $50

  • Matt G. Meyersohn

    $100

  • Leslie Goldman

     

  • Barrie Landry

    $3,000

  • Sarah Hong

    $50

  • Callie and Hayes

     

  • Elizabeth de Velasco

     

  • Amber Hill

    $50

  • Linda Naugle

     

  • Ben Jones

    $500

  • Kristi Burnham

     

  • Willow Shire

    $1,000

  • Gail Roberts

    $150

  • Macari and Michael

    $500

  • Barbara and Michael Eisenson

    $1,000

  • Sarah Nethercote Hart

    $50

  • Michele Walsh

     

  • Alli and Bill Achtmeyer

    $1,500

  • Amy Bane

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sharon & Brad Malt

     

  • shaida mohamed

    $100

  • Bill and Yuko Hunt

    $1,000

  • Susan and Fred Good

    $150

  • the family desai

    $150

  • The Darling Family

    $20

  • Lorraine Nelson

    $50

  • The Oristaglio Family

    $500

  • BT

    $100

  • The Kamen van Westen family

     

  • Barron Segar

    $150

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160% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $92,678 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kaia Miller Goldstein

Amount Raised

$49,180

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Bane

Amount Raised

$16,010

 

160% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

UNICEF USA

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

20% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Harrison

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Janson

Amount Raised

$7,488

 

75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Barron Segar

Barron Segar

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

The Kamen van Westen family

The Kamen van Westen family

2 years ago

BT

BT

DONATION: $100

Hope you pretended you were on the Carmel Beach in the rain!!! 2 years ago

The Oristaglio Family

The Oristaglio Family

DONATION: $500

Congratulations and good luck! Thanks for all that you do for the children of the world. 2 years ago

Lorraine Nelson

Lorraine Nelson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Darling Family

The Darling Family

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

the family desai

the family desai

DONATION: $150

team UNICEF rocks! 2 years ago

Susan and Fred Good

Susan and Fred Good

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Bill and Yuko Hunt

Bill and Yuko Hunt

DONATION: $1,000

Go Matthew and Team UNICEF! You are the best! Bill and Yuko 2 years ago

shaida mohamed

shaida mohamed

DONATION: $100

2 years ago