Laura Porcella de Mayol

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Laura Porcella de Mayol

Laura Porcella Mayol's New York Marathon Fundraising Page

On November 4, 2012, I will take part in the New York Marathon, running 26.2 miles through New York’s five boroughs.

In order to prepare for the race, I started a rigorous training schedule last February. My daily routine, rain or shine, starts at 5am and has given me stronger legs, a few blisters and sore muscles along the way. I have finished 9 races and feel like I’m in my best shape ever.

While my primary goal is to finish the marathon, my true motivation to take on this challenge is the ability to help the Walkabout Foundation. Every dollar I raise will be used to donate RoughRider wheelchairs in the Dominican Republic. When I cross the finish line, I will know that my efforts will have helped someone not only gain mobility, but also the freedom, dignity and independence that come with it.

I hope you join me in this cause, and I thank you in advance for your generosity.

I would also like to thank my cousins Luis and Carolina, founders of the Walkabout Foundation, for inspiring me to make a difference.

Raised £41,441.73 $54,288.66

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That's 166 life-changing wheelchair(s)!
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