Neal’s dream

On November 4, 2018, I will be participating in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon as a member of Team ASPCA! I am excited to be participating as a member of Team ASPCA. I am honored to be raising the awareness and the much needed funding to support the ASPCA's programs. I have been an animal lover my entire life. It hurts me to see animals abused by people who do not deserve them. Animals are helpless and need us to show them the love they deserve. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. The ASPCA is very important to me and my family. I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. Please support me by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals! Thank you! It has been a lifelong dream of mine to run the NYC Marathon and I finally get to make this dream come true. I have been running since my teenage years and as I got older I run on pure emotions. I will be running this marathon for the ASPCA, but in honor and memory of our late dog, Layla. Layla was my best friend and very special part of our family. Layla was loyal, smart, gentle and independent.  She never wanted you to know when she was in pain even at the very end.  She always knew how to make me smile and was by my side during the hardest times as well as the best times of my life. It was very difficult for me when we had to say goodbye after 12 amazing years. With the love, support, and encouragement from my amazing wife Suzanne and the memory of our beloved Layla, I will run filled with pure emotions. Last year, we were blessed with rescuing our two dogs, Louie and Jameson.  These boys were brought up from Georgia and are brothers.  When we met them at the shelter I fell in love immediately and knew we couldn't seperate them.  Although they will never replace our special Layla girl, they have filled our home with love, joy and excitement everyday.  Who rescued who? I look forward to putting their running collars on and having my best buddies runnning beside me as I train for the biggest race in the world!I ask with pure gratitude and a heavy heart to please make a donation toward my lifelong dream and to support this amazing cause, the ASPCA.  Your donation will go toward my goal. If I reach my goal, the ASPCA will sponsor my run at the 2018 NYC marathon; my dream! Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey to this incredible opportunity and for your support. Mark your calendars: November 4, 2018 if you are free to come out and cheer me on as I run 26.2 miles in the best city in the world!       

About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from cruelty, work to end animal homelessness and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today. Interested in joining the team? Learn More »

Personal campaign progress

$ 4,347.44 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 3,500.00

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