Running For Hope

Hello Everyone,

My name is Nate Appel. I am currently raising money to help raise awareness and provide relief for those in need. To be more specific, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be the main recipient of my earnings. I am hoping to raise approximately 5,000 dollars, by the end of 2016 . This money will help to feed families, provide emergency assistance to those in need, and aid poverty-stricken families.

To make this goal even more memorable, I will only be raising money through the amount of miles I will have ran in the year of 2016. I have created a spreadsheet that will track the amount of miles I will have completed each week. The spreadsheet (which will be visible to you if you donate), will show you the distance I have run, the overall time it took to complete, the pace of which I ran, the run type, and the route. Each individual run will also have photo evidence of the miles that I will have completed for that specific day. 

I plan to run 730 miles in the year of 2016, no more and no less. 

I ask that you pledge or make a one-time donation for one of the five options:

1.) 0.10 cents per mile = 73.00 dollars overall
2.) 0.25 cents per mile = 182.50 dollars overall
3.) 0.50 cents per mile = 365.00 dollars overall
4.) 0.75 cents per mile = 547.00 dollars overall
5.) 1.00 dollar per mile = 730.00 dollars overall

If you are going to pledge per mile:

During your first donation, I ask that you donate the GoFundMe required donation of 5 dollars. In addition to these 5 dollars, please write in the 'Leave a comment' section as to what pledge option (0.10 cents, 0.25 cents, 0.50 cents, 1.00 dollar, etc) you will be choosing. Also, please leave your email account so I can share my running spreadsheet with you so that you can see my progress! Once the year of 2016 is up, I will ask that you, on the honor system, donate the amount you pledged per mile times the amount of miles I will have ran. Hope this makes sense!

If you are going to make a one-time donation:

Please donate any dollar amount you wish! :)

Ultimately, I have been thinking more than ever in the past couple of months about what life means to me. I have come to the revelation that it is about helping those around you in any way possible. I am so thankful to be able to have the physical ability to be completing this journey in 2016 and I am looking forward to the difference that this goal will make in the lives of those in need.

Thank you for your help! :)


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Organizer and beneficiary

Nathaniel Lawrence 
Pleasant Hill, CA
Pamela Appel 
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