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My NYC Half 2020 Fundraising Page

Xiaolan Gao

Xiaolan Gao

Hi, thank you for pausing to browse my Fundraising Page!

Running a Half Marathon had never crossed my mind as I am not a runner. BUT, I had been inspired by my son Jonathan who has run a few half marathons and one full marathon for The Friendship Circle International. TFC raises funds to bring happiness and companionship to children and young adults with special needs by celebrating their individuality and by focusing on abilities instead of disabilities. Friendship Circle strives to “create meaningful relationships and friendships between teen volunteers and children with special needs, increasing confidence, igniting dreams, and redefining worldviews for both parties“. Jonnie's dedication to Friendship Circle inspired me to support this worthy cause.

So on his 28th birthday I signed up for my very first half marathon--the NYC Half 2020. As excited as I feel, I know it’s going to be a very challenging journey, and I’m appealing to all my family and friends for your support and help!!! Please pitch in and help me run for the cause by contributing to my fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar I raise will advance Friendship Circle's great cause!

Thank you in advance for your kind and generous support on behalf of those special kids!!!

With much appreciation and love,
Xiaolan Gao❤️



raised of $2,500 goal

Recent Donations

1. AQAnna Qu
2. QLQun Luo
3. YZYing Zhou
Good luck! Thanks you for your efforts to help Special children!
4. YZYvonne Zhang
From Gao Xaio Lan
5. MCMaria Corbiscello
Your amazing spirit brings a light to us all!
6. AWAndrew Weiss
Really inspired by your commitment for this race!
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