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Pat Lafontaine's Fundraising Page
ING Run For Something Better

Hi everyone –

Welcome to my fundraising page.

This fall, I've teamed up with ING to spread a positive message about youth running and fitness. In fact, I believe in it so much that I’ve decided to run the ING New York City Marathon!

In addition to my training, from now up until race day I’ll also be raising money to help out the ING Run for Something Better campaign. This is a fantastic program that provides money for school-based running and fitness programs across the country. The idea is to get young kids excited about exercise, fitness and leading healthy lifestyles.

Growing up as a hockey player, I learned the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This included training, exercising and proper nutrition. Today, this is still very important to me, especially as I pursue my current passions – running and competing in triathlons.

So here’s my challenge to you: come join me in the cause. You can do this by making a donation to support me run. All the money I raise will go directly to the ING Run For Something Better campaign. Additionally, each person who contributes $10 or more can get a pair of orange shoelaces to show they support kid’s fitness -- like the ones I'll be wearing on marathon day.

You can learn more about the program by checking out the website at www.orangelaces.com. Thanks again for your help!

– Pat Lafontaine

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Total Donations: $770.00
Contributor Amount Comment
Cynthia Williams $25.00 "This is fantastic and I wanted you to know I am announcing this to our Culinary Arts class in East Aurora, NY today to see if they would like to contribute to such a wonderful cause. Thank you and Mr. Jansen for working on this important fight against childhood obesity."
Joe Loparco Hidden "Pat -- thanks for your help supporting a great cause. Good luck on the race."
Adena Puchalski Hidden "Best of luck in the marathon and thank you for supporting this very worthy cause! "
James Johnson $50.00 "Enjoy your tour of Manhattan! Once you cross the Verrazano, it's all downhill from there... The kids of Companions in Courage are with you every step of the way."
CHARLES GOULD $50.00 "Go get 'em Pat!"
Bill Isenberg $50.00 "Good Luck Pat! An "easy day" for an Ironman. Thanks for all you do for children."
Sean Levchuck $50.00 "Go For It Laffer....You are the man!!! Dr. Love and the Family"
Cynthia Williams $10.00 "This donation is from Ryan Kamholz, a student in my E2CCB Culinary Arts II class in East Aurora, NY,. Please send him information regarding Mr. LaFontaine at 2001 Davis Road, West Falls, New York 14170. This is his donation of $10.00 to the cause. I will be delivering the orange laces to him. Thank you."
Anonymous $250.00 "Good luck......"
ING Run For Something Better funds free school-based youth running programs for kids in our race markets and nationally to teach kids the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and help them avoid childhood obesity.
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