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NYC Marathon Fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise

A message from our host, Anathea Chartrand Simpkins:

As many of you probably know by my millions of facebook posts, I have been accepted by Sandy Hook Promise to run the NYC Marathon on its behalf. When I was accepted onto the team in April, I'd never run more than a mile without stopping--and now I'm up to 10, something I never thought I'd be able to do in my life. 

My fundraising goal is $3,000, and to help support my efforts, the ever super-cool, kind, and all-around awesome David Pollack has offered to host a fundraiser (kid-friendly) at the Diamond Bar (also home to 4/5 of Huxley's birthday parties). A percentage of the sales from the day will be contributed to my fundraising. In addition, I will have some fab raffle items like gift certificates, jewelry, original art, and more. And, we will have a special musical guest. Please join us for a beer or glass of wine to benefit an amazing cause. Also, if you would like to contribute an item to the raffle, that would be super duper fabulous. 

Sandy Hook Promise was founded by Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, two parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Massacre. SHP is an above the politics organization that seeks to stop gun violence before it starts by offering educational programs to help decrease the feelins of social isolation and identify mental health issues or behaviors that often preced an act of gun violence. 

Here is the link to my fundrasing page for more info:

Thanks so much for your words of support and encouragement. 

I look forward to seeing you on September 24th, if not before. Please invite friends too!

Lots of love, 


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