Giving Back Program - October 2013

This month's cause: Noah Runs Coast 2 Coast for Batten Disease Awareness

Update: The numbers are in. We have donated $500 for Noah's cause!

It was an incredible day on Sunday, November 10 to witness Noah Coughlan completing his cross country run. I first saw him as he was running down Boylston Street, the site of the Boston Marathon bombings which literally gave me the chills

Noah had been running for 108 days since leaving the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. Running between the equivalent of 1-2 marathons daily for all of “his kids” afflicted with Batten disease and other rare diseases which don’t get very much attention in the news or by researchers. His one drive is to help create awareness of Batten and recognize these special kids. As he progressed across the country from the desert, through the mountains and plains and onward to the East, he met with families regularly on his route. Giving them some comfort that people care and some are even brave enough for Noah to spend 108 days on the road alone with his 80 pound stroller and American flag to show support.

Inktothepeople was fortunate enough to be contacted by one of Noah’s fans in Indiana while searching for a site which could help him launch a custom designed t-shirt campaign.

INK allows anyone to design custom t-shirts and create a fundraising campaign around it. There is no risk and only after the sale has closed and their sales goal has been met will shirts be printed and shipped. If the goal is not met, all buyers are refunded and the fundraiser doesn’t risk losing any money.

I personally do not look at this as a typical business relationship, but an honor to be associated with a hero. Similar to Nick Reynolds, Chris Dobens, and Lane Brenner from Emerson College and their Boston Strong campaign. These are once in a lifetime experiences which I am so thankful to be a part of and help in any way. To be so selfless is such a rarity and for us to become partners, so-to-speak, is again only an honor for us.

Inktothepeople thanks each and every supporter of Noah Coughlan!


How our Giving Back Program works:

Each month, INK donates 10¢ of every single shirt that is sold through the site toward a monthly featured cause.

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