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BattleFrog Race for MVRP Foundation

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EVENT: David's Races for MVRP

EVENT DATE: Jun 18, 2016

David Hantman


Please donate or help me fund-raise by creating a donation page for the BattleFrog Race or any of my other races, in memory of Michael Vincent Rosen-Pipitone, my stepson. Michael was a talented actor, writer, comedian and artist. He inspired others during his lifetime which was cut tragically short at 21 years old. Michael died from Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, a side effect of medication while being treated for mental illness. One in four people in the US suffer from mental illness. We our providing scholarships and fund mentor programs for other talented, enthusiastic, and creative minded young adults in financial need and or emotional support in the Arts, and for Arts Organizations that Michael was associated with and support mental health groups. I am doing a series of endurance races to call attention to our cause. This year in addition to Battle frog I will be doing Rugged Maniac, NYC Triathlon, Chardonnay Run/Walk, Civilian Military Combine, Tough Mudder, Spartan Super, and finishing this year with the NYC Marathon, my first marathon. Last year I had to defer my 2015 NYC Triathlon and GoRuck Light due to breaking 3 ribs in the BattleFrog race (don’t worry I finished the race). I am healed and ready to continue my quest to raise money for this worthy cause. I do these events in dedication to Michael. I usually get sad at the beginning of the races when I see father and son teams, but I go on. When the races get tough and I am tired, wet and cold, I gain strength when I think how Michael was amused that I do these events and his spirit and smile gets me to the finish line. Feel free to contact me about the charity, joining me in doing a race or need help regarding mental health information, david@mvrp.info. MVRP Foundation Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charity. We are supporting the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) by helping to fund their film and theater department and Clubs, and provide scholarships to the People’s Improvisation Theater (The PIT) as well as to NAMI, National Alliance for Mental Illness, local Metro NYC chapter. Your generous donation can help us accomplish this. Every dollar you donate will help our mission. Michael wanted to make the world a more thoughtful kinder place, a place where artistic ideas stimulate and ignite. He was striving to make a difference. Now, your donation can help us to make that difference. Show Less


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