Creator: Amir M. Figueroa
Help me reach my goal of: $2,500.00
So far I've raised:$1,400
Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page!
This year has been a very introspective year. I have discovered a lot about who I am, and what I am capable of doing. Through working with a close friend of mine--Maria A. Davis--I decided to participate with her in this year's ING NYC Marathon. Not too many people get this opportunity, and I am taking full advantage of it.
I chose to participate with Harlem United for I have worked with them on numerous occasions as we have offered free rapid HIV testing in the Harlem community utilizing Harlem United's staff. Together we are helping to show our local community the importance of knowing your HIV status.
I lost my father to his personal battle with HIV/AIDS when I was four years old. Through the years that has always left an imprint on my spirit. I work along side Maria A. Davis within our Helping Erase AIDS through Love, Education, and Deliverance (H.E.A.L.E.D.) Ministry in First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC), but professionally I work for the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC). I have great coworkers, we conduct novel research studies, and I am one happy individual. Everyday is an adventure for me.
I am a visionary and a dreamer and where I have been placed today was for reason. I run for my family, my community, and for all those that aren't aware of their full potential. We can achieve whatever it is we set our hearts and minds to.
Thank you for visiting my donation page. Be blessed.
First I want to say congratulations to TEAM HARLEM UNITED!!! Everyone did such a great job (i.e. runners and staff)!!! 4:18:50 was my final time as I stepped across the finish line! Wow! I estimated that I would finish around four hours and I did just that. If it wasn't for the constant support before, ESPECIALLY during, and after the race I don't think I would have made it. My knees are sore, but I feel great!! I will have to give next years marathon some thought, though. I'll see how I feel after about a week or two when I start running again. Again THANK YOU so much!!!
|Malik Simmonds||$25.00||Good Luck Amir !!!!! Onward and Upward|
|Donald Garmon||$100.00||Run Amir, RUN!!!!!!!!|
Best wishes for a successful marathon
|Melissa La mar||$100.00||Amir-your dedication is greatly appreciated!|
|Nyrie Mckenzie||$50.00||I am so proud of you, Amir! See you at the finish line! <3|
|Ayeh Ohene-asah||$25.00||Keep up the good work!|
These Are Facts!
|Sharisse Stancil-ashford||$50.00||Run on...CHICO (my brotha)|
|Sharon Foretia||$20.00||Good Luck, Amir!|
|Dwayne Shaw||$50.00||Always here to support you man! Good Work!|
|Ainka Munroe||$50.00||I'll be cheering for you!|
|Maia Roberts||$20.00||Awesome!! Go Amir!|
|Abenaa Addei||$20.00||Outstanding efforts. Glad to support you, the team, and most of all the impact this makes for the entire community! Thanks for your leadership!|
|Martin Markowitz||$250.00||remember to CARBOLOAD! you are an inspiration to all of us|
|Teresa Evering||$100.00||Good Luck Amir!|
|Antoine Simons||$25.00||First of all, Servants of all, We shall transcend all...Good Job Amir!!|
|Gezzer Ortega||$20.00||Keep it up Bro! '06|
|Natalia Ristic||$100.00||It is beautiful what your doing. You are a good man :)|
|Maria A Davis||$100.00||If I had to be left on this Earth with one friend, it would be "Amir M. Figueroa".|
An Awesome man of GOD, Brother & friend. Thank You for running for and with me.
You are a light to the HIV/AIDS community and world. I am so proud of you, I Thank GOD for creating you, and your mother "Denise" for giving birth to you.
Love You Madly & God Bless You.......Maria Davis
|Brandon Richardson||$25.00||Goodluck this weekend! God Bless|
|Lori Wedge||$50.00||I'm proud to work with someone as dedicated to his community and his work as you are. Good luck in the race Amir!|
|Selena Sanchez||$20.00||Good Luck Amir!|
|Jenny Mcmanus||$25.00||Have fun Amir! Ill look out for you when you come through Brooklyn!|
|David Franco||$50.00||Keep up the good work !|
|Ade Tukuru||$75.00||Great job Amir. Your run inspires us all.|