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Dear Friends and Family,

This year, I have decided to run the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon for Shoe4Africa and I am asking for your support.

Between now and November 5th, I have pledged to raise $3,000 for Shoe4Africa and can only hope to accomplish this with your help. I am asking you to please make a donation here to help me reach my goal.

Your donation will help African children born into poverty who have contracted cancer. 9/10 children in sub Saharan Africa that are diagnosed with cancer are dying – a major reason is that there is not a single children’s cancer hospital in the entire region (a population of over 1 billion). Having proper access to healthcare facilities can help save lives and make a real difference. Shoe4Africa is going to bring the first children’s cancer hospital – a 152 bed facility – to this region.

All donations are tax deductible.

With two months to go, I am continuing to train hard and am looking forward to participating in such an iconic race that I have watched from the sidelines since moving to NYC. Thank you for caring to make a difference and for your support as I take on this challenge.


Michael Gessner