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Chesa's run for Bigshoes

Chesa's run for Bigshoes

Personal message

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

I ran the New York City Marathon (26.2 miles) on November 1st to support Bigshoes. I ran along with more than 40,000 other athletes through all five boroughs of New York City. My final finishing time was 3 hours and 6 minutes (7:07/mile).

My fundraising target was 80,000 South African Rand, or approximately US$10,800. I'm asking you to please make a donation in support of this cause.

I spent my summer working on the Constitutional Court in South Africa for Justice Edwin Cameron. In addition to being a brilliant legal mind he is also profoundly committed to civic engagement and social justice. He is, among many other things, the patron of the Bigshoes Foundation. It was through Justice Cameron that I learned about the valuable work Bigshoes does in South Africa with young children, especially those with HIV / AIDS.

Donations must be entered in South African Rand, even though your credit card will be billed in your local currency. Although currencies are subject to daily fluctuation, I have provided a rough conversion chart to facilitate your ability to make a donation you feel comofortable with. If you select the Donate Now link, you will be given five options for making a donation:

1. 100 Rand (= $13)

2. 250 Rand (= $33)

3. 500 Rand (= $67)

4. 1000 Rand (= $135)

5. Other amount (multiply the US$ amount you want to donate by 7.4 to determine the amount of rand you want to donate. For example, if you wish to donate 200 dollars, then 200 x 7.4 =1,480 Rand).

Donating through this site is simple, fast and secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate. Your contribution to this page will benefit the Bigshoes Foundation, the charity to which I am dedicating my run in this year's New York City Marathon. More information about Bigshoes is listed on the left or on the Bigshoes Foundation website. For questions or comments or other ways to contribute, email me at [email protected]

Please donate generously.

Many thanks for your support.

Chesa Boudin

Donations

  • Nov 09, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Nancy & Peter

  • Nov 01, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Run like the wind amigo" - Jim Collins

  • Oct 31, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "best of luck Chesa" - Najah

  • Oct 31, 2009 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck! " - Tjeerd Talsma + Marlene Hoejen

  • Oct 28, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "In honor of your father! Good Luck!" - Simona Sharoni

  • Oct 25, 2009 - R 94.50
  • "Done. NOW DO IT!" - Diala

  • Oct 25, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "take care" - Toussaint

  • Oct 25, 2009 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Chesa!!!" - Stephanie

  • Oct 23, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Cuídate! " - Dorothy

  • Oct 22, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - alan and sala

  • Oct 22, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for "doing something"" - Jennifer Roizen

  • Oct 21, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Have a great run Chesa; Laura Foner & David Weinstein" - Laura Foner

  • Oct 20, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Hydrate! And good luck!" - Dia Sokol

  • Oct 20, 2009 - R 1 753.00
  • "in admiration of Jennifer dohrn" - Eve Marko

  • Oct 19, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "best of luck" - richard millen

  • Oct 19, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Chesa, this contribution is from Marshall and Moe. good luck in the marathon. " - Marshal & Moe

  • Oct 18, 2009 - R 547.50
  • "go fight win" - becca

  • Oct 17, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Keep taking it a bit higher" - mike wang

  • Oct 17, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "" - Daniel Schulson

  • Oct 17, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Kudos to you for doing this...and best of luck with the rest of your training!! " - Amber Luong

  • Oct 16, 2009 - R 1 850.00
  • "Best to you!" - Adele Simmons

  • Oct 14, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Run, Chesa, Run!!" - Max Mayer-Cesiano

  • Oct 13, 2009 - R 185.00
  • "go chesa...! " - Anna Kennedy Safir

  • Oct 13, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "from Erika, Carl, & Susan Helms" - Erika, Carl, & Susan Helms

  • Oct 12, 2009 - R 370.00
  • "Good luck, Chesa - run like the wind..." - Carin D'Oliva

  • Oct 12, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "Good luck. we give all donation $ usually to fight certain disease, but want to help ur work!" - Dan

  • Oct 12, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck!" - Allison Gilmore

  • Oct 11, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - glenn

  • Oct 10, 2009 - R 1 500.00
  • "Good luck, Chesa. Best, Wendy Gimbel & Doug Liebhafsky" - Wendy Gimbel and Doug Liebhafs

  • Oct 10, 2009 - R 5 000.00
  • "what an experience..." - kevdunlap

  • Oct 09, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck Chesa! -Jonathan Harris" - Jonathan

  • Oct 09, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Great thing you're doing -- in every respect." - Suzanne Kessler

  • Oct 09, 2009 - R 750.00
  • "Thanks for doing this & inviting us to support this great project, Chesa! Ken Yale & Karen Henry " - Ken Yale and Karen Henry

  • Oct 08, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - John Paul Rollert

  • Oct 08, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Go Chesa!! Love, Magnus, Cheryl, Maxwell and Bump" - Cheryl Campbell

  • Oct 07, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck, Chesa!" - Vinessa Anthony

  • Oct 07, 2009 - R 2 500.00
  • "Keep runnin' keep pushin' xx Bill" - Bill Ayers

  • Oct 07, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - Tara

  • Oct 07, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "great thing to do!" - Jim & Cathy

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "" - eve

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 2 500.00
  • "Don't let blisters be the enemy of the good. " - James Bell

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "Run with the wind. xx" - Aiyah

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "" - Heather Renwick

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "Keep up that training- it's impressive xx" - Precious

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 750.00
  • "" - Edwina von Gal

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - Saqib

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - Frannie Carr

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck, Chesa!" - Meagan

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck brother!" - Matt Klapper

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 2 720.00
  • "Chesa, you are always an inspiration and a show off !! :-)" - Lisa Yun Lee

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 750.00
  • "Hi Chesa, enjoy the run! Love from Judith and Ken" - Judith and Ken DeWoskin

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Nice work, honey! Love, R" - rachel

  • Oct 06, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "¡Pa'lante, Chesa!" - Margherita T.

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "It's great to hear of the good things you're doing! Our love to you and Kathy- Ann & Bob" - Ann & Bob Seidman

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "" - Jason Glick

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Run well--good luck!" - Guida

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Great cause - mazel tov and good luck!" - Gregory Ruben

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Go Chesa Go!!" - Shonu Gandhi

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - barbara mianzo

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck! Wayne" - Wayne Osborne

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck Chesa!" - Dave Prouty

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Great job, Chesa-Good luck!" - Ellen Sklar

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "My sister katrina, sent this to me . Hope it goes well." - wendy vanden Heuvel

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Water + Sharkies Organic Energy Fruit Chews" - Anna B

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "I'm proud of you, old friend." - Cyrus

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "sending good running energy to you!" - Vicki

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 225.00
  • "Whoops - just saw the part about our donating in R instead of USD - " - Catherine

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 25.00
  • "Good luck!" - Catherine

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Great effort! " - Nazira

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "congrats! best of luck & excellent cause - muchos saludos" - Eugene Schiff

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "such a wonderful idea. good luck, and enjoy the race!" - Liz Brundige

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "" - Deborah and David Epstein

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for sharing this so we can support Bigshoes and your run. Run steady, run strong, have fun" - The Mangolds

  • Oct 05, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go, Chesa" - Peter Coyote

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Djeulander

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck. " - Forest

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Thanks, Chesa." - James Silk

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good job and good luck" - lucy

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Sorry I can't do better-- unemployment. Have fun, man. Run hard." - Emma Baar-Bittman

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Good work, bro." - Zayd Dohrn

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Claire wishes she could run it with you!" - Claire Potter and Nancy Barnes

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck Chesa! I'll make sure some pecan pie is waiting for you at the finish xo" - Carel

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - David Hamsher

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with the run!" - Matt Matera

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "So proud of you, Chesa!" - Robert Accordino

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our hearts will be with you; best of luck. Brett and Michael" - Brett Dignam & Michael Graetz

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - NYC JERICHO

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 2 000.00
  • "keep on truckin for all of us" - Jeff Haas and Mariel Nanasi

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 2 500.00
  • "go go from the "italian group"" - katherine mondadori

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 300.00
  • "My best to you Chesa" - Matthew Moore

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Suerte compañero!" - Alex M

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "quietly cheering you on. arlene" - arlene lee

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Go man go!" - John O. and Carin K.

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Best of luck, Chesa." - Adam Chandler

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Keep on going, Chesa." - Richard S

  • Oct 04, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "It's small, but thank you for allowing me to be part of this! Good luck! " - Grace Kim

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "nuestros mejores deseos!!!" - Diego y Lore

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 2 500.00
  • "from tb & jj" - tb

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the good work & good luck in the run. " - Jill McSorley Valle

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "" - Yen

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck!!" - Anne

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 230.00
  • "Glad to help you support your efforts. Wish it was more!" - Bj Richards

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Chesa!" - Willow

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "What a great cause! Have a great run!" - Leah Rosenkrantz

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "good luck!" - Eric Fish

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "Yay -- excited for you." - Sarah Stillman

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - MNL

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Am so proud of you and what you stand for. I am teaching Gringo next semester!" - Alice Bach

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck, Chesa! Sounds like a great cause." - Josh Geltzer

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "May you have an easy run!!!" - Kathe Karlson

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "It sounds like you're doign well and we have lots of catch up on. all my best to you, MP" - Maria Paz Gaviria

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Viva, Chesa...Viva" - Don Stillman/Judy Scott

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "So proud of you Chesa! Good luck with more training and the eventual marathon ..." - Edwin

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "When in doubt, vote Chesa. Você é admirável!" - Ryan Keller

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Have a great race!" - Jonathan Smith

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Animo!!!!!" - Brad

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck. And good idea--that org sounds solid." - Rob James

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you meet your goal, Chesa - saw your lovely dad this summer. Peace, Claudia" - Chesa Boudin

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - David Robinson

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "wonderful! so excited for you, amigo" - michelle kuo

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck." - Fred Klonsky

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "is this what they call sweat equity?" - susan and howard

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck bro" - Damon Wolf

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - Woody

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 350.00
  • "Good luck Chesa!!!" - Teresa Overskei

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 150.00
  • "Good luck!" - Paul Rodriguez

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Run, Chesa, Run!" - Rick Ayers

  • Oct 03, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!!! " - Andres Idarraga

  • Sep 29, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Chesa! :)" - Alice Hwang

  • Sep 29, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Chesa! Hope you meet your goal!" - Alison Crawford

  • Sep 28, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck bud!" - Ben Aronson

  • Sep 28, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Corre como el viento, amor! You'll be great. " - Nathalia

  • Sep 28, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Elizabeth Joynes

  • Sep 28, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Thanks for all your hard work, Chesa. All the best from Oakland!" - Jen Russ

  • Sep 21, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "go chesa. u da man." - hari & eman

  • Sep 20, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with it!" - Mandisa Mbali

  • Sep 20, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Rock it, my friend!" - Ariana Green

  • Sep 19, 2009 - R 430.00
  • "best of luck with your training and race day - run like hell!" - cbc_osu

  • Sep 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you meet your target. Good luck w/the race!" - Cheryl-Lyn

  • Sep 13, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Buena suerte, Chesa. Tal vez nos vemos el 5 de noviembre." - Al May

  • Sep 09, 2009 - R 200.00
  • "" - lowry pressly

  • Sep 01, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Con el corazón por delante mi Chesa! All the best!" - Lupita de la Torre

  • Aug 28, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "yeah, chesa!" - jean and david

  • Aug 26, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "wishing you all the luck in the world. love, kate xx" - Kate Bittman

  • Aug 19, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Have a great time!" - Logan

  • Aug 18, 2009 - R 750.00
  • "love to you dear" - Carole Travis

  • Aug 18, 2009 - R 2 500.00
  • "Run well--Love" - the Gilberts

  • Aug 17, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, Ches! Run a great race for a great cause." - logan47474

  • Jul 23, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Sounds like a great cause, darling. Best of luck with the Marathon! Paddy xx" - Patrick Duncombe

  • Jul 22, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Mozambique" - Tulika

  • Jul 21, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - Gina

  • Jul 18, 2009 - R 120.00
  • "Have a great race!" - Kara Loewentheil

  • Jul 17, 2009 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ggo with the wind Dear Chesa. ,we love you., The Kennedys" - Kennedy's

  • Jul 17, 2009 - R 100.00
  • ":)" - John Mage

  • Jul 16, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "Chesa, All the best. Tom" - Tom Boone

  • Jul 15, 2009 - R 250.00
  • ":)" - Maud Reiter

  • Jul 15, 2009 - R 500.00
  • "" - Gaby Reiter

  • Jul 14, 2009 - R 400.00
  • "Can i make my donation conditional on your running it in 3.5 hours?" - Diala

  • Jul 14, 2009 - R 100.00
  • "nice work, Chesa!" - Helen O'Reilly

  • Jul 13, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "" - Priya

  • Jul 10, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck with the race!" - Sarah Medway

  • Jul 10, 2009 - R 100.00
  • ":)" - Jordana

  • Jul 10, 2009 - R 250.00
  • "See you at the finish line :-)" - Stasia

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 81 750.00

Fundraising target

R 80 000.00
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BIGSHOES' VISION is to reduce the suffering of vulnerable children, ensure their health and empower their caregivers.

Bigshoes achieves this through the provision of four programmes: Adoption and Outreach Medical Clinic; Training on Basic Child Health; Abandoned Baby Project and the Paediatric Palliative Care Programme. Bigshoes has branched in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape and offers services to over 3500 children and training to over 620 medical professionals annually.