fundraising goal: $2,000
My friends & family know that there are a few things in
my life that I'm passionate about. One of these passions
is triathlons. I started competing in tri's over five
years ago & just love it. This year I'm honored to
participate on behalf of a cause that's deep in my heart
& heritage - the Children of Peru Foundation.
My mother is Peruvian & while I grew up in the US, my
parents have since retired in Lima. I've taken full
advantage of visiting family in Peru with a goal of
visiting a different part of the country on each visit.
We're very lucky to explore this beautiful country every
year with my husband & kids. Each trip is an enriching &
educational experience for each one of us. While Peru
has so much to offer for any tourist, gastronomer or
business person as it is rich with culture, history,
diverse landscapes, food & warm people, this country has
battled with poverty with each government & devastating
I can recall one trip when we were taking an excursion
by bus to Paracas. The bus broke down & we had to stop
in some shanty town. My youngest daughter was probably
five at the time & wearing little sandals that light up
with each step. In front of her was a little girl with
no shoes, and in awe. I would have ripped the shoes
right off my daughter's feet & given them to her if I
thought they would fit.
We can only do so much to help a society distraught with
lack of work, education, consistent healthcare & sincere
leadership, but in my own way training & raising money
for this cause makes me feel like I can give back to my
mother's country which we love so much. Every child
deserves a safe home, food & an education, & the
Children of Peru Foundation supports this cause in
Please support me in my goal of raising $2000 in my
first New York City Triathlon which takes place
on August 7th.
Here are the two ways you can help support me and this
great cause. Thank you!!!
1 Click the link below to
make a donation online through PayPal. You will
get an email notification once you submit your donation,
however, it will take about 24 hours to view your
donation on this page.
Or you can also send a check made payable to "Children of
Peru Foundation" (write my name on the memo line in
order for this contribution to count as part of my
fund-raising goal) and send it to:
Children of Peru Foundation
340 East 64th Street,
New York, NY 10065
All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
$300 Erika Cramer
$ 50 Anne Massey
$300 Nicole & Stuart Kovensky
$100 Steven Rubenstein
$250 Joseph DiMauro
$500 Elizabeth Bloomer
$ 50 Sharon Berlin
$100 Judy Shapiro
$ 50 Debra Weiss
$ 50 Lisa Unger
$100 Thomas Cramer
$ 50 Volker Neumann
$100 Allison Coviello
$ 50 Lisa Daly