Sandra Cotuna

Run To Build Schools
  • My Goal:
  • $210,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $174,204
  • # of Donations:
  • 404
$174204 of $210000 goal
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Having grown up in an impoverished communist country with food and water rations, electricity shortages, and a pervasive lack of freedom, the options of what I can do and become were limited. But despite all the challenges and hardships, I consider myself very lucky. I was blessed with a loving family and I had the opportunity to go to school and learn how to read and write.

When I immigrated to America, my eyes were opened to the opportunities and possibilities that I never knew existed growing up in Romania.  I enrolled in college and had access to the right tools that would enable me to build a better future for me and my family. Now, that I am in a better position, I want to spend as much time giving back as possible.

I am extremely passionate about education and literacy. Education is a human right. It has the power to transform lives, to lift communities out of poverty, and to protect families from the hazards of labor exploitation and disease. It is a fundamental building block that gives children the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. I made education my priority to give back.

To raise money, I will run marathons across America and all over the world. I will also run a marathon on each continent - 7 marathons on 7 continents!

You have been so supportive all this time, but now, I am asking you to be part of something even BIGGERTogether, we can build futures and change lives!  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated. <3

Below are the races that helped me raise money to fund 4 schools in 4 developing countries.

This year, I am planning to run 10 marathons and raise money to fund our 5th school. Below is my running schedule for 2017:

  1. Jan 15 - Louisiana Marathon, Louisiana, LA
  2. Feb 19 - George Washington Marathon, Maryland
  3. Mar 25 - Two Rivers Marathon, Pennsylvania
  4. April 9 - Paris Marathon, France
  5. May 7 - Flying Pig, Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. May 20 - Great Wall of China Marathon, Asia - 7 marathons on 7 continents journey
  7. Sept 3 - Frankische - Schweiz Marathoon - Bavaria, Germany
  8. Oct 15 - Detroit Free Pass Marathon, Michigan
  9. Nov 19 - Route 66 Marathon, Oklahoma
  10. Dec 17 - Willow Winter Solstice Marathon, Alaska

 

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for supporting my dream and efforts. I am forever grateful.

Love,

Sandra

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Sandra Cotuna is fundraising for Ambassador Trek benefiting buildOn.

Having grown up in an impoverished communist country with food and water rations, electricity shortages, and a pervasive lack of freedom, the options of what I can do and become were limited. But despite all the challenges and hardships, I consider myself very lucky. I was blessed with a loving family and I had the opportunity to go to school and learn how to read and write.

When I immigrated to America, my eyes were opened to the opportunities and possibilities that I never knew existed growing up in Romania.  I enrolled in college and had access to the right tools that would enable me to build a better future for me and my family. Now, that I am in a better position, I want to spend as much time giving back as possible.

I am extremely passionate about education and literacy. Education is a human right. It has the power to transform lives, to lift communities out of poverty, and to protect families from the hazards of labor exploitation and disease. It is a fundamental building block that gives children the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential. I made education my priority to give back.

To raise money, I will run marathons across America and all over the world. I will also run a marathon on each continent - 7 marathons on 7 continents!

You have been so supportive all this time, but now, I am asking you to be part of something even BIGGERTogether, we can build futures and change lives!  Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated. <3

Below are the races that helped me raise money to fund 4 schools in 4 developing countries.

This year, I am planning to run 10 marathons and raise money to fund our 5th school. Below is my running schedule for 2017:

  1. Jan 15 - Louisiana Marathon, Louisiana, LA
  2. Feb 19 - George Washington Marathon, Maryland
  3. Mar 25 - Two Rivers Marathon, Pennsylvania
  4. April 9 - Paris Marathon, France
  5. May 7 - Flying Pig, Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. May 20 - Great Wall of China Marathon, Asia - 7 marathons on 7 continents journey
  7. Sept 3 - Frankische - Schweiz Marathoon - Bavaria, Germany
  8. Oct 15 - Detroit Free Pass Marathon, Michigan
  9. Nov 19 - Route 66 Marathon, Oklahoma
  10. Dec 17 - Willow Winter Solstice Marathon, Alaska

 

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for supporting my dream and efforts. I am forever grateful.

Love,

Sandra

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