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Joy Chen's Fundraiser:

Minds Matter of NYC Half Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: MINDS MATTER

ORGANIZER: MINDS MATTER

EVENT: 2016 United Airlines NYC Half

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2016

Joy Chen

THE STORY:

Hi! My name is Joy, and I'm currently a second-year student at Princeton University. This year, I decided to challenge myself physically and mentally by taking on my first half marathon, and I've decided to give meaning to my miles by running for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization that helps accomplished high-school students with low-income backgrounds achieve success. 

I remember crying out of shock when I first got into Princeton, because it truly is incredible to be at such a resource-rich place with so many talented students and esteemed faculty. However, it also holds true that many students are not afforded the same opportunities—often times due to factors that they have no control over. It is easy to be a part of an elite institution and believe that we've gotten here on our own accord by having stellar academic records and extracurriculars, when really, we forget that our circumstances play a major role. Hence, I have been fortunate, and I'd like to pay it forward.

I hope you would also be able to get behind this cause—any support is greatly appreciated. (Even moral!)

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And relaying a message from MINDS MATTER:

The mission of Minds Matter of NYC is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success. 

We utilize the power of 500 adult volunteers to serve over 170 students in their pursuit of a college education through mentoring, writing and critical thinking instruction, and SAT/ACT prep.  Since our inception in 1991, the effectiveness of Minds Matter has been affirmed- 100% of our students have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

$1,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kai Bing Chen

    $200

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jinhuayang

    $100

  • neytin

    $20

  • Julia

    $10

  • Eric Fung

     

  • Erika Halstead

     

  • kai xu chen

    $150

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103% Raised of$1,000 Goal

The Team: $6,716 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Amit Bhandari

Amount Raised

$2,190

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Kuoni

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

145% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joy Chen

Amount Raised

$1,030

 

103% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Gulla

Amount Raised

$1,026

Fundraiser Title

Sushil Raja

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Timothy Shen

Amount Raised

$20

Fundraiser Title

MINDS MATTER

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

kai xu chen

kai xu chen

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Erika Halstead

Erika Halstead

Thank you, Joy! Minds Matter is cheering you on! 4 years ago

Eric Fung

Eric Fung

Joy, You are right to say that things that happen in life are not solely based on our accomplishments. There is so much more to life than what *I* can accomplish. Continue to challenge yourself, and your friends and family will support you and challenge you even more. When you fall down, we'll be right there to extend a hand, help you up, and tell you to get the next one. I am glad to have met you because you're an amazing person. Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't Lots of love, Eric 4 years ago

Julia

Julia

DONATION: $10

i'm rooting for you all the way!! 4 years ago

neytin

neytin

DONATION: $20

glhf/yw/killitgurl 4 years ago

Jinhuayang

Jinhuayang

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

you go joy! 4 years ago

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微信号:76165907(←长按复制) 打造法拉盛独一无二的免费服务平台,足不出户享受租房、求职招聘、二手买卖、商家优惠等服务!

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kai Bing Chen

Kai Bing Chen

DONATION: $200

Hi 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

4 years ago