Alessandra's Fundraising Page
$1,125.00 raised
$850.00 goal

Welcome to my fundraising page!

I am excited to share that I have registered to participate in the 2021 Hartford Half Marathon as a member of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center team.

As many of you know, I ran my first half marathon in 2019, where I was able to crush my fundraising goal AND my race goals, raising $850 for CCMC and finishing the half marathon in 2 hours and 13 minutes. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, not only was the race put on hold, but so were this and many other fundraisers. Combined with a surge in hospitalizations and understaffed hospitals, the care and assistance that so many families needed was not available.

Spending time with children and making memories are some of the greatest joys in life, and I have been so fortunate that my loved ones are all happy and healthy. Sadly, more families than ever right here in Connecticut are not getting adequate healthcare for their children or are deeply in debt because of hospital bills incurred. 

My heart breaks for these families, which is why I would like to invite you to support this cause to facilitate access to children’s healthcare, as well as support programs that improve and define the standards of pediatric care, identifying new and better treatments and finding cures for children’s health issues.

I am pushing myself to raise $850 for CCMC and finish this race again, to be able to show our kids that we can do anything we set our minds to, as well as to teach the importance of supporting other kids in the community that are in need. I believe that through our actions we can be the strongest role models, which is why I have challenged myself to run again.

Thank you for supporting this endeavor, whether it be by donation, passing this note along/sharing on social, and of course for cheering me along the way!

Alessandra Castillo

Every dollar counts. Your tax-deductible gift could impact a specific care area or provide support to essential programs and services. Your gift could help purchase state-of-the-art equipment and technology, help a family cover costs associated with treatment, or launch the next promising line of research.

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Ricardo Valle made a $25.00 donation.
"awesome "
Emelia Ingersoll Schned made a $100.00 donation.
"Go Nini Go!! <3 "
Daniel Knoblauch made a $25.00 donation.
Matthew and Gianna Sosa made a $30.00 donation.
"que lindo gesto para los niños que tanto lo necesitan. Dios te bendiga mucho"
Nance Kriscenski made a $100.00 donation.
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Kathleen P made a $25.00 donation.
Graciela Rivera made a $25.00 donation.
"You are an inspiration! 😃 Eres una inspiración!"
Mileidy Giraldo made a $25.00 donation.
Sarah Anderson made a $30.00 donation.
Katherine Munroe made a $50.00 donation.
"Proud of you!"
Bette made a $25.00 donation.
Sarah Friedlander made a $30.00 donation.
Zachary Price made a $50.00 donation.
Luis Gutierrez made a $50.00 donation.
"Alessandra que bonita causa"
John Viega made a $50.00 donation.
Michael Grillo made a $50.00 donation.
"Good Luck!"
Ana Gralia made a $25.00 donation.
"Buena suerte Amiga y muy orgullosa de ti!!!"
Ramon I Urquiola made a $25.00 donation.
"Good luck Ale"
Katie Black made a $50.00 donation.
"Get it Nini! So proud to call you my friend! ❤️"
David Newton made a $50.00 donation.
"Great cause. Run strong."
Jonathan Sygrove made a $25.00 donation.
Kristin Kendall made a $50.00 donation.
Kevin Didden made a $100.00 donation.
Chris Heyl made a $100.00 donation.
"Go Alessandra! Happy to donate for such a worthy cause! Chris & Lisa Heyl"