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Wildcard 49-Mile Ultrarun for HearAid Foundation

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May 23, 2014

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BENEFITING: HEARAID FOUNDATION INC

EVENT DATE: Jun 07, 2014

Sonny Hong

THE STORY:

WILDCARD 49-MILE ULTRARUN BENEFITING HEARAID FOUNDATION

On June 7th, I will be running 49 miles, from Palos Verdes to Laguna Niguel, to raise $49,000 for HearAid Foundation. I will finish my run at the Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, where everyone can run my final 3.1 miles with me.

WHO:

"Wildcard" stands for Nixon Wildcard Hunter. Nixon was one of HearAid Foundation's youngest recipients of hearing aids. He enjoyed a few months of being able to hear his loving parents but because too many things were stacked up against him, he unfortunately passed away at only 8 months of age. Read more about Nixon's story.

My name is Sonny Hong. I'm a father of two little girls and have the fortune to be married to an amazing audiologist who made me understand how important hearing is to people. Hearing is one of those things we take for granted, but as soon as you lose it you realize how crucial it is to connect with your family and friends. Through the works of HearAid Foundation, I was privileged to witness the transformative power of the gift of hearing.

Nixon's brave fight and his parents’ love for him are the inspirations for this 49-mile Wildcard Ultrarun, and have been a huge inspiration during my training. Please help me support HearAid's effort to bring hearing to people in our community. 

WHY 49:


I love running. It feeds my soul and helps me connect to important things in life. I am training to run 49 miles on June 7th, close to my 49th birthday, to raise awareness of the importance of hearing and to raise funds – $49,000, in fact – to help people hear through HearAid Foundation. 49 miles is an awfully long distance to run, but it pales in comparison to the struggles that millions with hearing loss face on a daily basis. I wanted to honor their struggles with something that will be difficult for me to achieve. I've run several marathons and one 50K, but 49 miles will undoubtedly be a real challenge. I hope that my endeavor at this "ripe old age" can inspire others to go beyond their preconceived limits and in the process maybe lift others.

This is your opportunity to help me raise $49,000. Please donate or sponsor a mile or two to help someone find the joy of hearing that most of us take for granted.

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

This is your opportunity to help. There are many ways to do so.

1) Donate any amount right now. (Click the big orange button to the right.)

2) Sponsor a mile… or ten (Perfect for corporations! See below.)

3) Register to finish my run with me at the Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run. (See below.)

4) Support me on the day. (I need pacers to run portions of the route with me, as well as recharge stations and general cheering on. Email me to volunteer.)

 

WILDCARD 5K FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK THE SAME DAY:

The final 3.1 miles of my run will coincide with the Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, where everyone is welcome to come out and support HearAid Foundation. The Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run/Walk is a way for my run to turn into your run; for my purpose to link arms with your purpose. I will be tuckered, but I expect the last 3.1 miles of my 49 will be the best miles of my day. Please join me by registering for the Family 5K Family Fun Run/Walk today!

 

WILDCARD ULTRARUN CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP:

Corporate sponsorship is still available. I am requesting $1,000/mile sponsorships. Your corporate logo will be prominently displayed on my shirt for the mile(s) you sponsor. I will be running through heavily populated areas in Southern California coastal communities, joined by the press at various stops. The run will also be featured in the May issue of Marmalade Magazine, a premier family magazine serving Orange County. There are several levels of Corporate Sponsorship:

1. Wildcard Sponsor: 1-5 mile sponsorship

  • Your logo displayed on Sonny's shirt on the mile(s) of your sponsorship
  • Your logo displayed on various marketing materials for the Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
  • VIP invitation to pre-run dinner for 2 people

2. Gold Sponsor:  6-10 mile sponsorship

All the above plus:

  • Your company literature/products/samples can be distributed at the companion Wildcard 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
  • VIP invitation to pre-run dinner for 4 people

3. Platinum Title Sponsor: 10-mile+ sponsorship 

All the above plus:

  • VIP invitation to pre-run dinner for up to 8 people
  • Your logo will be displayed prominently on all marketing and event materials. Links to your company site will be provided wherever possible
  • Your logo will be displayed on event banners and posters as the Title Sponsor

 

CURRENT CORPORATE DONORS

Mile 1   Isagenix


Mile 2   Isagenix

Mile 3   Isagenix


Mile 4   Isagenix


Mile 5   Isagenix

Mile 6   Isagenix

Mile 7   Isagenix

Mile 8   Isagenix


Mile 9   Isagenix

Mile 10 Isagenix


Mile 11 Sonnyside Up Strategic Communications


Mile 12 Sonnyside Up Strategic Communications

Mile 13 Anonymous


Mile 14
 Anonymous

Mile 15
 Anonymous

Mile 16
 Anonymous

Mile 17
 Anonymous

Mile 18
 Anonymous

Mile 19
 

Mile 20


Mile 21
 Davidson Family Fund

Mile 22


Mile 23 Payden & Rygel


Mile 24 Marmalade Magazine


Mile 25


Mile 26

Mile 27


Mile 28

Mile 29


Mile 30 Gated Distribution


Mile 31 
Rosenburg Family

Mile 32


Mile 33
 Albert & Ivy Shohet

Mile 34


Mile 35


Mile 36


Mile 37


Mile 38


Mile 39
 In Memory of Jack Chen, MD

Mile 40
 

Mile 41
 Huang Family

Mile 42


Mile 43


Mile 44


Mile 45
 

Mile 46
 Shohet Ear Associates

Mile 47
 Shohet Ear Associates

Mile 48
 Shohet Ear Associates

Mile 49 Wildcard Army

 

There are still opportunities to support this great cause! But hurry - space is filling up fast! Email me to set up your corporate sponsorship today!

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To This Fundraiser

$39,218

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul & Kim Honeysett

    $50

  • Geri

     

  • Steve and Lisa Scheuermann

    $100

  • Dan Hammond

    $30

  • Mick Bailey

     

  • Michael Barton

     

  • Sarah and Mike Toohey

    $50

  • Amira&Jack;

    $50

  • Great Aunt Kathy and Uncle David-Pioneertown

    $50

  • Sugai Family

    $100

  • Rick and Monique Gonzalez

    $50

  • Great Gramma and Grampa Honeysett

    $50

  • Phil and Anastasia

    $25

  • anonymous

    $250

  • The Irving Family

    $490

  • Stroh Family

    $50

  • Dave Wilford

     

  • DJ Sims

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim Best

    $25

  • Davidson Family Fund

    $1,000

  • Shohet Ear Associates

    $3,000

  • Isagenix

    $10,000

  • Sonnyside Up

    $2,000

  • Petrick

    $20

  • Winebergs

    $500

  • Chami Family

    $5,000

  • Trapp Family

    $490

  • Adri and Patrick Lynch

    $500

  • Betty & Toru Tanita

    $100

  • Dan Hammon

    $150

  • Astrid Hong

    $1

  • Evan Hong

    $4

  • Pamela Bondy

    $50

  • Christina Martin

    $85

  • Marilee Bishop

    $25

  • Albert & Ivy

    $1,000

  • Rosenburg Family

    $1,000

  • Team Pragmatic

    $250

  • Marie & Gregory Brown

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Gamze Ozsoylu

    $100

  • The Mika Family

    $30

  • Geri

    $130

  • Grandma t

     

  • Annie Chian

    $40

  • Austin Huang and family

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Phan

     

  • Keep up the good work

    $150

  • Gated Distribution

    $1,000

  • Jung Family

    $249

  • Take Aim PR, Amsterdam

    $50

  • Payden & Rygel

    $500

  • Joni Doherty

    $1,000

  • Kim Hiddleson

    $200

  • Vy Mai

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jennifer Giacomazzi/Cecilia Enestrom

    $20

  • Phill Hearn

    $50

  • The Round Family

    $75

  • The Olivo's

    $25

  • Hieu Vu

    $50

  • Natalie Moser

    $50

  • Kelly Laule

    $200

  • John Churan

    $50

  • Jason Churan

    $50

  • Sean and Christine Henry

    $100

  • Geri

     

  • Kenny Hunter & Stella Pak

    $100

  • The Hong Grossman Family

    $100

  • Stancy & John

    $50

  • Stacy & Tom Johnson

    $50

  • Andy Montero & Stacey Ligor

    $50

  • Mike Nelson

    $155

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hannah and Nicole

    $40

  • Linda Beimfohr

    $500

  • Scott & Kylia Kummer

    $25

  • Jane Madigan

    $40

  • Elliot & Oliver

    $100

  • Luke Latino

    $60

  • Grampa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Michael Kobashi

    $200

  • The Corbett-Browne Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Luckeys

     

  • Ronee Wells

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Steger Family

    $100

  • Geri

    $250

  • Uner gokcen

    $49

  • Brian Magnus

    $25

  • Jessie Marion

    $25

  • Giorgio

    $25

  • Bonny Ahern & Craig Bansmer

    $49

  • john kang

    $10

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80% Raised of $49,000 Goal

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The Team: $39,218 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sonny Hong

Amount Raised

$27,708

 

57% Raised of $49,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wildcard Army

Amount Raised

$4,037

 

81% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Penn

Amount Raised

$3,300

Fundraiser Title

Ayca Miller

Amount Raised

$1,824

 

61% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joni Doherty

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Team Isagenix

Amount Raised

$615

Fundraiser Title

Betsy Sanz

Amount Raised

$609

 

61% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Stroh

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

john kang

john kang

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Bonny Ahern & Craig Bansmer

Bonny Ahern & Craig Bansmer

DONATION: $49

4 years ago

Giorgio

Giorgio

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jessie Marion

Jessie Marion

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Brian Magnus

Brian Magnus

DONATION: $25

Good luck Ayc. What a great cause! 4 years ago

Uner gokcen

Uner gokcen

DONATION: $49

4 years ago

Geri

Geri

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

The Steger Family

The Steger Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Amazing cause! 4 years ago

Ronee Wells

Ronee Wells

DONATION: $200

4 years ago