Erika Cramer:

My 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 natural disaster.

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 Peru.

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.

2 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, Suite 2G
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


Run for Peru!!