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Running the New York Marathon for the victims of the Christchurch shootings

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Running the New York Marathon to fundraise for the Christchurch victims' families.

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I was deeply shocked and upset about the Christchurch shootings and decided I wanted to do something meaningful to help the victims' families rebuild their lives and show the world that New Zealand and New Zealanders are united in standing again racism, violence, and violent weapons.

I had entered the New York Marathon already, but after what happened in Christchurch I decided to dedicated this event to Victim Support and the Christchurch victims' families.

Symbolically, I will run the New York Marathon wearing the Banghladesh cricket jersey - their cricket team were headed for one of the mosques and narrowly escaped. Wearing their jersey symbolises for me that we are united with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

I will give this run all I have - it is a major bucket list item. There is no better cause than this!

Damian Sharkey's involvement (page creator)

Like all New Zealanders, I was deeply shocked and upset by the attack on 2 Christchurch Mosques, and wanted to do something meaningful to help raise funds.

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  • Adam and Julie LAWS

    Adam and Julie LAWS on 18 Apr 2019


    OMG, that is a long way to run, I take my hat off to you, I wish you well in the training and I look forward to the updates prior to the big day. A great cause and we wish you well.


  • Dom

    Dom on 17 Apr 2019


    Hey Mate, Great cause good luck


  • Marjorie

    Marjorie on 05 Apr 2019


    Donating so you know that we in the United States stand behind the people of New Zealand and applaud their efforts, and yours Damian, to support those affected by this tragedy.


  • Ross

    Ross on 02 Apr 2019


    Good stuff Sharkey, all the best with the training


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 Mar 2019


    go well Sharkey!!


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This page was created on 29 Mar 2019 and closed on 10 Jun 2019.
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Given by 11 generous donors in 10 weeks

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