Kulture City's Fundraisers

Make my 1st Marathon Count

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Amount Raised:

$6820 of $15000

45%

I am running my first marathon this November. What better place to do it than in my little home town of New York City? And what better cause to run for than KultureCity, which helps provide access and inclusion to people with sensory issues? People like my daughter Fiona who is on the autism spectrum. I fully support KC’s mission of inclusion, and I am honored to be running on their marathon team.

Running a marathon is something I’ve thought about since I was a teenager, so it’s a thrill that some 40 years later I’m going to make that dream come true. To do it in honor of Fiona makes it all the more meaningful.

This race is a fundraiser for me, so please donate what you can. My ambitious goal is to raise $15,000. Together my friends and family raised more than half of that last year for a 1/2 marathon. This time let’s go really big. Every bit counts, even one dollar donations matter.

See you in Central Park. I’ll be the one out of breath.

Andrew Merlis

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Created May 3, 2023

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Recent Donations

Mark Scotto

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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Best of luck!


Anonymous

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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Have a great run!


Chris Zawistowski

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Rock on merlis you got this. Just imagine the Phanatic is chasing you for 26 miles. Should help


Anonymous

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Wishing you bottomless fun on your big run! Your “why” is the greatest. Good luck, friend.


Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller

July 3rd, 2024

$150.00

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Best of Luck out there! And remember Just Groove It!!


Terry Hudak

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Go Andy!


Anonymous

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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So wonderful! Hope to be out cheering for you that day!


Todd McGrath

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Best of luck


Jeannine Padro

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Wishing you a healthy finish and that KultureCity is able to assist Fiona and all the individuals with these sensory issues.


Gerardo Pedroza

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Hey good luck Andy! You got this.


Jane Barry

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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So impressive! You got this!!


Richard Reitknecht

July 3rd, 2024

$200.00

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Kick ass!!


Jim Schwille

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Gianna Howard Larsen

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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So proud of you!


Nancy Guilbert

July 3rd, 2024

$250.00

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Pandy, I’m so excited for you! It’s such an amazing experience. I will be there to cheering you on along the route. Have fun and revel in the day. ❤️ Fancy


Camille Douglas

July 3rd, 2024

$25.00

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You’re incredible, Andy!! Cheering you on from the midwest 🎉


maite amorebieta

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Crush it, Andy!! Will be rooting you on!


Alex Merlis

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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Give the other racers a chance!


Pam Conover

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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Hope it’s a great day for you!


Jenny Houston

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Good luck, Andy!


Mazilu Family

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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We'll be cheering for you!! We'll be the ones with the tiny cheerleaders and cow bell!


Zachary Gabrielski

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Good luck Andy!


Hilary Fox

July 3rd, 2024

$25.00

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Happy Running!


Nancy Diamond

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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You never stop amazing me! Power On!


Sheila Jones

Sheila Jones

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Happy Birthday, Andy!


Gina Ryder

July 3rd, 2024

$25.00

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Go Andy Go! Inspired by you and excited for marathon day!


Elissa Candiotti

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Congratulations, Andy, on taking on this incredible feat and for such a meaningful cause. While the race is 26.2 miles, know that the journey is much more than that. It’s the highs, lows, peaks, and valleys you’ll confront along the way and the glory of that finish line feeling that you’ll earn, wholeheartedly, because of it. Wishing you all the best on this adventure. I’ll be rooting for you every step of the way. I’m proud of you, my friend. And I can’t wait to see all that you achieve. Among the long list of amazing things you are - you’ll soon add “marathoner” to the top. Go get ‘em!


Rebecca Castagna

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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Good luck! You are amazing!


Martin Finn

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Congratulations on taking up the challenge of running the New York City Marathon and raising funds for KultureCity! I'm thrilled to support you in this incredible endeavor. Your dedication and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others are truly inspiring. KultureCity's mission to create a more inclusive world for individuals with sensory needs is both noble and important. I commend you for championing their cause and going the extra mile—quite literally—for the betterment of our community. Your unwavering determination serves as a shining example to all of us, reminding us of the power we possess to bring about change. As you lace up your running shoes and embark on this marathon, remember that your efforts will contribute to making a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most. Please accept my humble donation as a token of my support. Together, let's pave the way for a society that embraces diversity, inclusivity, and compassion. Good luck on race day, Andy! I have no doubt that you'll conquer every step of the way and make an indelible impact. With admiration and best wishes, Martin (with a little help from ChatGPT)


Ed Merlis

July 3rd, 2024

$500.00

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Good luck


Jim Morris

July 3rd, 2024

$200.00

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Your first will be your fastest!


Jennie Kamin

July 3rd, 2024

$36.00

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Go, Andy!


Karen Grinberg

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Resilience is in the house! Keep making those dreams happen!


Fred Weil

July 3rd, 2024

$180.00

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Slow and steady wins the race!


Judith Greenberg

July 3rd, 2024

$50.00

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So inspiring! Thank you!


Jennifer Rogin Wallis

July 3rd, 2024

$25.00

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Run Andy Run!


Patrick Cornbill

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Run, Andy, run!


Lauren Iser

July 3rd, 2024

$54.00

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You got this!!!


David Schwindt

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Best to you and yours


Julie Morse

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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What a great cause! Good luck!!


Fiona

July 3rd, 2024

$150.00

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Good luck! People tell me that it's along way to run!


Molly Kordares

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Good luck and God speed! Miss you Merls!


Jim Calise

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Good luck with the marathon and the fundraising! I’m sure you got this!


Lisa Levin

July 3rd, 2024

$250.00

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Such an incredibly wonderful cause! Pretty darn impressed with what you’re doing!! Run like a sausage-obsessed dog is chasing you!!😁


Pixie Carroll

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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Just keep on being the inspirational guy you are, Dandy!! Team KC/Fiona


Sherri Riddle

July 3rd, 2024

$100.00

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I love supporting friends, especially ones with similar circumstances to my own. Living


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