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Every day, in impoverished countries all over the world, people suffer and die from treatable illnesses. Two billion people are at risk right now, because they lack access to basic medicines. Together we can change that.
Team AmeriCaresis running our first ING New York City Marathon with a goal to raise $25,000 for deliveries of lifesaving medical and disaster aid to help people in crisis.
Historically, for every $1 donated, we are able to deliver $25 in aid. This means that if we reach our fundraising goal, we can deliver up to $625,000 worth of humanitarian relief!
You can help
Let’s get more planes flying and trucks rolling to help people in countries like Haiti, Somalia, Malawi, Guatemala, and here in America.
SUPPORT US: Click DONATE to support our lifesaving work around the world.
JOIN US: If you already have your own marathon entry, just click JOIN THE TEAM to create your own Crowd Rise fundraising page and start collecting donations from family and friends. The more you raise, the more good you can do!
When disaster, poverty, or conflict causes human suffering, AmeriCares arrives on the scene with deliveries of crucial medicines and humanitarian aid. Since 1982, we’ve sent $10 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the U.S.
Find out more about AmeriCares here: www.americares.org
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