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NAMI of PA Erie County Affiliate

Tom Jennings is running 100 miles for NAMI of Erie County!

Donations as of April 25, 2014:

$1,575.00 Raised Offline
$3,655.00 Raised Online
$5,230.00 Total Raised

Tom Jennings is running 100 miles for NAMI of Erie County!

7/29 update - 263 started the race, 152 fijnished (58%), and I came in 78th place in 26 hours and 22 minutes - and 2nd out of 16 in my age division (8 of the 16 were able to finish) !  Here are the full results:

        http://westernreserveracing.com/results/endurance/2013BR100O.htm

and here is the Erie Times News 8/4/2013 Sunday paper's SPORTS section article:

        http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013308049879

 

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Welcome!  I am attempting my fifth 100+ mile trail race (called a trail ultra-marathon) on July 27th - 28th in Cleveland as a fundraiser for NAMI of Erie County (PA). I am sure all of us knows someone - a friend, neighbor, family member - that has been impacted by depression or another mental illness. 

What is NAMI?  The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Erie County provides education and support of mental illness for individuals and families in an effort to improve the public's awareness and understanding of mental health.  The agency currently offers referrals, educational programming, such as Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and several forums called Speaker Series, which highlight individuals, family members and mental health professionals presenting on various topics relating to children and families coping with mental illness. Most of these programs are offered at no cost to the community.

The race I am participating in is called the Burning River 100 and it is a 101 mile point-to-point trail race from Cleveland to Akron OH through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and other Cleveland Metroparks.

DONATE NOW BEFORE THE RACE and drive my training to the extreme heights needed for this race, especially during these snowy cold winter months. I will print and laminate your names and bring the list with me on race weekend - it will keep me going when I feel like I cannot take another step.  Make a donation IN MEMORY OF for all to see.

Here is NAMI of Erie County's website for more information:

       http://www.namierie.org

Does your employer have a "matching gifts" program? If so, please submit your donation to them for consideration (see the GE instructions below for which NAMI to select), let me know about it and I'll add your company's contribution to the "offline" total below in your name so you get full credit for your donation.

GE employees / retirees - DOUBLE your $25 donation! Click on the "this gift will be matched" checkbox and enter GE in the company name if you are donating at least $25.  Then click here to submit your donation to GE Foundation's Matching Gifts program!  Click the GE participants login button, accept the terms, and in the "ready to get started?" section enter "NAMI" in the organization search field and PA in the state field, then select the 1611 Peach St, Suite 105, Erie PA chapter ("select" is in the rightmost "action" column).  Be sure to confirm your selection as the final step.  Then let me know you did the gift matching, I'll update the 'offline' total below so you get "full credit" for your donation .

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate - by DEBIT CARD or CREDIT CARD - very convenient! But for those of you who aren't comfortable donating online, please make your check payable to "NAMI of Erie County" (it must match this exactly) and mail it to:

Tom Jennings

PO Box 8036

Erie, PA  16505

Be sure to include a message with the check you would like included below, and I will update the offline amount below so you can see your check contributions grow along with the online donations.  I'll then give the checks to NAMI of Erie County.

THANK YOU for your support and for helping me "go long" for mental illness awareness in Erie County.
-- Tom --

Supporters

Comment Donation
Tim Augustyniak
$25.00
GE Foundation Aug 6th matching gift - Augustyniak donation
$25.00*
Jon B Congratulations - you're an inspiration to us all
$25.00
Venu Congratulations Tom.
$80.00
Alex I Great Job Tom!
$25.00
GE Foundation Aug 5 matching gift - Alex I, Venu, Jon B donations
$130.00*
Roger & Kris Niethe Great job at BR !!
$25.00
Dennis Watson Nice job Tom! Congratulations!
$70.00
Anonymous Good Job Tom. Bob K
$200.00
tonyg
$25.00
Jerry Rose Way to go Tom!!
$50.00
James Olender Simply amazing Tom...an amazing personal achievement but more important is your contribution to such a wonderful cause!
$50.00
Anonymous Great run, Tom!
$25.00
GE Foundation July 31 & Aug 1 matching gifts - Olender, Rose TonyG, BobK, and Watson donations
$395.00*
Anthony Brown Great Job Tom
$25.00
Victoria Snyder
$25.00
GE Foundation July 30th matching gift - Snyder and Brown donations
$50.00*
Deb Grumbach Sorry I'm late in submitting my donation!
$25.00
Jim Lombardi
$30.00
GE Foundation July 29th matching gift - Grumbach donation
$25.00*
Deb Stover Thank-you Tom, what a great cause. Good luck!!
$25.00
Thea Wheeling For an awesome runner, RD, and friend: GO TOM!!!
$50.00
Jaclyn So proud of my amazing dad.
$25.00
Melanie Pattison Good luck Tom!!
$25.00
Susanna
$25.00
Ed Gray Excellent benefit, Tom!
$25.00
frank & lisa combopiano
$50.00
Mike and Shannon Gallagher Good Luck Tom!!
$25.00
GE Foundation July 23rd matching gift - Gray and Tolkin donations
$50.00*
Lisa Such an awesome and worthy cause! Thanks so much for doing this.
$25.00
SEAL Systems, Inc. Best of luck Tom, on your ultra marathon. We will be cheering for you!
$250.00
Barb Kuhn Tom, may God keep you safe during your run and may He bless you for your efforts in supporting this good organization. I’ll be thinking of you on the 27th and 28th,
$25.00*
Glenn and Clara Rushworth You keep runnin' and we'll keep givin' ! Good luck Tom !!!!
$100.00
Mark Smith Go Tom!
$25.00
GE Foundation July 15th matching gift - Smith donation
$25.00*
Samantha Oas I wasn't joking when I said you are a true inspiration to so many. just remember your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will"
$50.00
Tammy McGaughey You are one awesome dude, Tom! Be safe & have fun!
$25.00
The Porath Family Great Job Tom!!!!
$100.00
GE Foundation June 18th matching gift - Porath donation
$100.00*
Srinath Vojjala Good Luck tom. Amazing that this is yours fifth 100+ mile trail race. You are inspiration to many and helping a great cause for NAMI.
$25.00
Dan Miano Finish Strong!
$25.00
GE Foundation June 7th matching gift - Miano donation
$25.00*
Katie and Adam Peterson Happy birthday, Tom! Thank you so much for all you do for our trail running family. Keep up the great work, friend.
$25.00
Sue Wessner NHS class of '76 - good luck on your run, I know you will do great!
$50.00*
Deb Wagner Good luck Tom!
$25.00
GE Foundation April 19th matching gift - Wagner donation
$25.00*
David Rodgers Good luck Tom
$25.00
David Rodgers Good luck Tom
$25.00
Pat McKinney Good Luck, Tom !
$40.00
Dan & Linda Have an awesome race Mr. RD!
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$1,575
Raised Online
$3,655
Total Raised
$5,230
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