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Michael Given
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Travel agency owner, marketing/tech geek, Stay-at-home Dad extraoidinare, music & sports fan. I recently lost weight, got in shape, and started to run. Now I'm giving back by running for some great charities.
Travel agency owner, marketing/tech geek, Stay-at-home Dad extraoidinare, music & sports fan. I recently lost weight, got in shape, and started to run. Now I'm giving back by running for some great charities.

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Thanks to Endomondo for the nice write-up about my marathon run for cancer research! If anyone has the time, then please check it out (and share!) 13 days to go and need all the help I can get :-)

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I am running the 2012 ING NYC MARATHON with Fred’s Team to raise funds for critical cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Please consider donating to support my run and THANK YOU! Here is the link to donate: http://ht.ly/arn7g
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The 1st 24 hours NYC Marathon fundraising went well and I truly appreciate it! The biggest questions have been 1) What is Fred's Team? This great video will answer that...and (Thankfully!)... 2) How can I help? Follow the link below to my donation page and see how you can help in my run to fight cancer. THANK YOU!
http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/FredsTeamEvents/Freds_Team?px=2022830&pg=personal&fr_id=1730

#fredsteam   #nycmarathon   #newyorkmarathon   #running   #run   #runner   #charityrunning   #cancer   #pediatriccaner  

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 I received my NYC Marathon Bib#, wave, corral and start time and it’s feeling a LOT more real. With Fall approaching this week it seems like a good time to really kick off my fundraising for cancer research…I will be running the marathon with Fred’s Team of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

PLEASE consider donating to my run! I’ve been training for THREE MONTHS and have six weeks to go until the big race and need ALL the help and support I can get. Here are my donation benefit levels and suggested donation amounts, but EVERY bit helps and I REALLY appreciate it.

Here are my DONATION BENEFITS - I hope they will make your contribution more personal.

• $25 - I will highlight a person of your choice in my blog and on my charity running Facebook Page. The whole world can see who you support/remember and who I will be running for!

• $50 - I will write the initials of a person of your choice on my wrist pace band to carry with me along the route to remember who I am running for. That wrist will be raised around 21,510 times over the duration of the marathon, so I’ll be reminded a lot! Plus, I will also highlight the person in my blog and Facebook Page. 

• $100 - I will write the name of a person of your choice on the back of my race day shirt and show the world who I am running for. This will be visible to 48,000+ runners, 2 million spectators, and the race will be broadcast live on ESPN. I will also highlight the person in my blog and Facebook Page. 

• $150 - I will dedicate a mile of the NYC Marathon to a person of your choice. You choose the mile and I will set up a special website highlighting my mile sponsors and dedicate one day over the next month where I will also publish their story or remembrance (text or video) IF you’d like to submit one and show the world who I’m running for. I will also write their initials next to their sponsored mile on the front of my race day pace band and send you that part of my band, mounted with my mile split chart for you to keep. You’ll have a keepsake that shows how I ran in your sponsored mile AND have a piece of my journey through the five boroughs. I will also write their name on my race shirt and highlight the person in my blog and Facebook Page. 

• $250 - I will take a picture at the Fred Lebow statue at the finish line in Central Park with the name of the person of your choosing and provide you with the photo. In addition, I will dedicate a mile of the race to them (see above), write their name on my race day shirt and highlight the person in my blog and Facebook Page. 

• $500 - I will take a picture at ANY New York City Landmark (your choice!) with the name of the person of your choosing and provide you with the photo. In addition, you will receive a gift bag with some great New York City Marathon keepsakes. I will also dedicate a mile of the race to your honoree (see above), write their name on my race day shirt and highlight the person in my blog and Facebook Page. 

• $1,000 – Wow! Tell ME what you’d like and I’m all ears! I’ll try to accommodate your wish, plus you’ll get everything at the $500 level. The ONLY thing off limits is sponsoring mile 26…I’m going to push as hard as I can towards the finish line and the last mile is dedicated to my Dad. Anything else though…let me know! 

If you would rather stay anonymous, that’s great as well. You can choose to contribute however you’d like. One way is to pledge a certain dollar amount per mile that I will be running in the marathon.

Corresponding Donations to Miles

• $1 per Mile = $26

• $2 per Mile = $52

• $5 per Mile = $130

• $10 per Mile = $262

• $20 per Mile = $524

THANK YOU and here is the link to my donation page! 

http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/FredsTeamEvents/Freds_Team?px=2022830&pg=personal&fr_id=1730

#run   #running   #runner   #marathon   #nycmarathon   #newyorkcitymarathon   #charityrunning   #cancerresearch   #fredsteam   #mskcc   #memorialsloan   #sloankettering   #pediatriccancer  
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NYC Marathon training day #1 in week 1 of 18. Nice and easy 5 on the boardwalk again to get things started. Cooler out today and much appreciated!

I'm also kicking off my active marathon fundraising campaign, so a big day all around. I'm running the marathon with Fred's Team of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to raise funds for critical cancer research. Still 4+ months to go and I don't want to post too much and turn people off, but if you're interested in helping out then I'll throw up the links below. Every bit (including motivation!) helps and I think the online minimum donation is $5, but less can certainly be sent in by mail. THANKS! :)

Link to donation page: http://tinyurl.com/6uzjbax 
Link to weekly updates (blog): http://mgivengo.com/ 
Link to weekly updates (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/charityrun

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Memorial Day Ceremony #seasidepark #memorialday
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The Puck drops in 11 hours, but the battle begins with our walk to school :) #nyrangers #njdevils #nhl #stanleycup
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Pretty cool to see Abraham Lincoln as the #1 trending topic yesterday, but bummed that he didn't really invent Facebook :)
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