I am doing a fundraiser to support The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the largest and oldest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to people with asthma and allergies.
60 Million Americans live with asthma and allergies, 1-in-13 kids in the US has a food allergy, and 10 people die each day in the U.S. from asthma.
About 1 in 12 people in the US (about 25 million) have asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year.
I am just one of those 25 Million living with Asthma.
I like to remain active, playing weekly on a competitive men's O40 soccer team, running regularly, and participating in obstacle events such as Tough Mudder, and I'm pretty competitive when it comes to sports. With Asthma there are days when I can push myself to reach my personal goals, and there are days when I need to concede that my goals are going to be controled by triggers present on the particular day. One of the things I love about running is that many races attach a portion of, or all of their proceeds to support different charities, so often running in a race also means helping to raise awareness and funding for an important cause. Since most causes do not directly affect me, I have decided to open a fundraising page to also donate and help raise awareness for causes that affect me personally, and Asthma is one of those.
I've recently decided to run a race in every town in CT (169 towns in all). The process to complete all 169 Towns in CT will take several years to complete, and I expect to race up to 1000 miles in the process. Through this page, I am commiting to donate to AAFA for each mile I race during my 169 town/race quest, and will come back after each race to update the miles run and my corresponding donation to AAFA.
AAFA offers extensive educational resources and news for managing asthma at http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma.aspx. Please support my fundraiser and those managing asthma and allergies today by learning more about Asthma at http://www.aafa.org, and sharing information with your friends and family too. Supporting donations of course are also welcome. No donation is too small.
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Are you participating in a local or endurance event such as a 5k, 10k, 1/2 or full marathon or bike ride? Your accomplishment can help support patients and families managing asthma and allergic disease. By creating a fundraising page you can raise money to support AAFA while training and participating in the event. We can provide you with a t-shirt or help set up a fundraising page - just contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information or support.
|Earle Smola||11/11/2018||$18.07||October Miles: 18.07 Miles Aegis Wealth Half Marathon Town #46 Clinton (13.1m), Repeat Town Bristol Mum-a-thon (4.97m).||Earle Smola||10/13/2018||$16.20||September Miles: 16.2 Miles Surftown Half - Westerly RI (13.1), Town 45 Enfield Lego Family 5k (3.1)||Earle Smola||08/26/2018||$32.20||August Miles: 32.2 Miles Town 40 Griswold (3.7) Town 41 Old Saybrook (9.3) Town 42 Newington (2) Town 43 Roxbury (6.2) Town 44 Norwalk (11)||Earle Smola||08/04/2018||$6.20||$6.20 / 6.2 miles Town 38 East Hampton - Glorious Gallop July 13 (first race since April 7) Town 39 - Newtown - Sandy Hook Love Runs Through 5k - July 21||Earle Smola||04/29/2018||$6.55||$6.55 / 6.55 miles Town 37 West Hartford West Hartford 1/4 Marathon April 7||Earle Smola||03/31/2018||$49.81||Town 27 Stonington 3.1 28 Washington 7.6 29 Southington 3.1 30 Putnam 3.1 31 East Lyme 3.1 Repeat Hartford 3.1 32 West Haven 13.1 33 Warren 2.95 34 Goshen 2.6 35 Sherman 1.86 36 Windsor Locks 6.2 49.81 Race Miles March Miles: 11 races - 10 new towns (Towns 27-36) + 1 repeat town = 49.81 Race Miles / $49.81||Earle Smola||02/25/2018||$23.20||Town 23 Litchfield 5M sweetheart Run, Town 24 Danbury Big Chile 5k, Town 25 Colchester Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Town 26 Bloomfield Winter Warrior Workout 2M. 23.20 miles = $23.20||Earle Smola||02/11/2018||$19.30||$19.30 Town 20 Stafford Springs February 5k Fun Run, Town 21: Pomfret - 5k, Town 22 Fairfield Boston Buildup 20k. Next: Town 23 Litchfield 5M sweetheart Run, Town 24 Danbury Big Chile 5k.||Earle Smola||02/02/2018||$4.10||$4.10 $1 1 Mile. Town 18 / Beacon Falls - Shiver & Quiver 1 Miler $3.10 Town 19 / East Hartford - Aselton Snow Dash 5k Next: Town 20 Stafford Springs February 5k Fun Run Town 21: Pomfret - February Freeze 5k||Earle Smola||01/21/2018||$9.32||$9.32 15k /9.333 miles. Town 17. Ridgefield / Boston Buildup Series 15k. Next Race: Beacon Falls - Shiver & Quiver 5k||Earle Smola||01/20/2018||$3.10||$3.10 3.1 miles - Town #16 Meriden / Tradition Run 5k. Next Race: 15k /9.333 miles, Ridgefield / Boston Buildup Series 15k.||Earle Smola||01/01/2018||$24.10||$3.10 3.1 miles - Town #15 Ledyard / Auld Lang Syne 5k. +$21 year end bonus donation. Next Race: 6.2 miles, Norwalk / Boston Buildup Series 10k.||Earle Smola||12/17/2017||$3.10||3.1 miles - Jingle All The Way 5k. Town #14 - Middlefield. Next race: Auld Lang Syne 5k - Ledyard||Earle Smola||12/09/2017||$3.10||3.1 miles Trumbull (Town #13) Christmas Village 5k. Next race Middlefield - Jingle All the Way 5k||Earle Smola||12/02/2017||$3.10||3.1 miles Bethlehem (Town #12) - Santa Made Me Do it 5k - Next Race: Christmas Village 5k - Trumbell.||Earle Smola||11/25/2017||$6.20||$6.20 (6.2 miles) Quiet Corner Challenge - 3 Towns-in-a-day - Brooklyn - Hampton - Chaplin (3 elusives)||Earle Smola||11/24/2017||$3.10||Run For Love 5k - Bristol (3.1 miles) Next up: Quiet Corner Challenge - 3 Towns-in-a-day - Brooklyn - Hampton - Chaplin (3 elusives) Watertown - Harvest RambleRun||Earle Smola||11/23/2017||$4.75||4.748 miles Manchester - Manchester Road Race. Next up: Run For Love - Bristol Quiet Corner Challenge - 3 Towns-in-a-day - Brooklyn - Hampton - Chaplin (3 elusives) Watertown - Harvest RambleRun||Earle Smola||11/04/2017||$26.20||26.2 miles - 2017 Hartford Marathon||Earle Smola||11/04/2017||$4.00||4 miles Coventry - Connecticut Veterans Day Patriot Race. Next up: Quiet Corner Challenge - 3 Towns-in-a-day - Brooklyn - Hampton - Chaplin (3 elusives)||Earle Smola||10/08/2017||$22.40||$3.10 Old Wethersfield 5k & 10k (3.1 miles - Wethersfield) $3.10 PoCo Fest 5K x-Country Race (3.1 miles - North Branford) $13.10 Hogsback Half Marathon (13.1 miles - Colbrook) $3.10 Run for XLH (3.1 miles - Hamden)|