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Childrens Inn At Nih Inc

Andy Galata's Fundraising Page

Donations as of September 23, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$6,295.15 Raised Online
$6,295.15 Total Raised

Andy Galata's Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! The goal of my  journey was to raise money and awareness for The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health. 6+ months ago, my brother Nieco and I left San Diego CA and cycled up the west coast, into Canada. I left Vancouver BC and cycled to Manitoba and back to the states. In Maryland, I had the privilege of visiting The Inn and meeting some of the families and children who will benefit from your generosity. Since its opening nearly 25 years ago, The Inn has served as home to more than 11,500 children from all over the world who are being treated at National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's premier biomedical research facility. The Children's Inn is a nonprofit organization located on the NIH campus. Children and families travel long distances for days, weeks or months at a time for treatment of illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection. At the end of the treatment day, they leave behind the IV drips, needles, nurses and doctors and return to The Inn, where kids can be kids for a while, instead of patients. They are with their own families, meeting new friends, and surrounded by caring staff and volunteers. They have access to fun, educational and therapeutic activities and cool places throughout The Inn to just hang out with other kids, all free of charge.

My "Journey around America" was to help these children who have a long journey of their own.  I cycled over 6000 miles, 551 hours, rode in 2 countries, 18 states, 4 provinces. Arriving in Florida I sold my bike and began my run/walk back to my home town of Imperial Beach CA. I have ran/walked approximately 2563 miles, 857 hours through 8 states, stayed in 86 cities, towns, parks from Florida to California! My journey is over, I have yet to reach my goal of 10,000 for The Children's Inn, I will continue to bring awareness and raise funds during the holidays, your generous donation is appreciated! 

Check out the video my buddy Hugo Medrano put together of some of my journey.

Follow me on facebook at www.facebook.com/JourneyaroundAmerica

A very heart felt " thank you" to you and the many good people of the United States and Canada for their many acts of kindness. I couldn't have finished my journey without you. Please forward this to family, friends and co workers who you think might want to help these families and their children.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Anonymous
$10.00
Donovan Wright and family Andy, we enjoyed your company and will always appreciate your smile and inspiration.
$100.00
Matt Vickers
$5.00
Elva Great job Andy!!
$25.00
Lorie Solis
$40.00
Pittsburgh cousin Di You are awesome !!!
$25.00
Joseph Ossmann Congratulations, Andy. What an amazing accomplishment.
$25.00
Anonymous God bless our little angels and the person who had the courage to go on this journey!
$15.00
McGaughy Family We've enjoyed following your adventures. Good luck in all that you do, I'd say you're getting off to a good start!
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Anonymous It's been really incredible getting to watch you on your inspiring journey. You truly are a gentleman and a scholar! See you soon😊
$122.00
Trinity🐶 & Cleo🐢 Proud of you superman. 🐾🐢
$30.00
Abuelos Jorge y Maria Si puedes!
$202.90
Wawona Cultural Center Cheers
$100.00
Jeff Fisher and Family
$20.00
Josh, Dana and Clayton DeBruyn It was great meeting you. You are almost there. What you are doing is critically important and will have positive benefits on many families.
$125.00
Maria Gianaros
$100.00
Anonymous
$15.00
Dan the man! Have a great ride thanks for donating!!
$10.00
Nat and Gianna ! Love you bro, love you uncle !
$50.00
Ada Murua So proud of you Andy!! Ada and Dave:)
$50.00
jennifer slabaugh Thanks for all youre doing for these lucky kids! Youre an inspiration! -jenn
$100.00
Aunt Mary and Uncle John Vavra Proud of You!
$50.00
Grandpop and Grandmom Schlueter Our Prayers are with you always.
$25.00
Kim and Dean Andy, met you in Louisiana, impressed with your tenacity and desire to help others! God bless and safe journey home.
$1,460.00
Sheila Trautman Keep up with the awesome adventure! Im enjoying all the pictures you are sharing! Make it home safe.
$50.00
Kim and dean Met you on the road
$40.00
louisiana fan what an awesome thing to do!
$50.00
Greg
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Kelly Johnson Great Work! Good Luck!
$25.00
Anonymous God Bless his children!
$25.00
Steve and Leanore Cipollone Thank you for your great heart and giving all of your yourself to such a worthwhile cause.
$100.00
Ponchatoula LA No retreat no surrender
$25.00
Maureen Baird I have followed you through your Dad's FB page. Keep up the journey, you are doing great!!!
$50.00
Jerry Moore
$100.00
Al & Sally Melvin May God bless your efforts, Andy
$105.00
A pen pal It's not about what we can get but what we can give.God bless children's inn. Be the change you want to see in this world.
$100.00
Pine terrace baptist church Good luck
$100.00
Fundraiser Buy a beer for Andy Karaoke night “The human body has limitations; the human spirit is boundless.” ― Dean Karnazes
$400.00
Encarnacion What we do in life... Echoes in eternity.
$50.00
Jeff and Davene Fisher
$25.00
Nafesa Good job David! I'm proud to say I know someone doing such a great thing miss you!!!
$20.00
Wawona Cultural Center
$100.00
The Slabaugh Family in San Diego God bless you, your philanthropy is awe inspiring! Our feet hurt for your feet, please take care of them, no re-issues on those babies!
$100.00
An Admirer We never met but you touch me with your drive to help others. Kudos for enduring your struggles in order to help others through theirs!!
$416.00
family Congrats on 6194 miles!
$161.94
Newport Lemonade Boys Thanks to Chris and John Mohr of Plymouth, MA for their 100% match on our $55 lemonade stand proceeds. Go Andy!
$110.00
Denisse Villarreal Andy, its a beautiful thing to be living life to the fullest, while helping others, especially children! Very Inspiring! 2 proud
$20.00
Anonymous Poker Night for The Children's Inn Love Imperial Beach CA
$185.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$6,295
Total Raised
$6,295
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