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Welcome to My HFOT Fundraising Page for the 2017 Disney Dark Side Challenge

Nathanael Chan

6/14/17 Update:

It's been over a month and a half since the races finished.Thank you to all of you who supported HFOT (either financially or in Spirit)! My apologies for neglecting to finish up this page; I've been trying to get thank you letters out and catch up with life :)

The races were great! My times were a little slow due to me not being used to running in the humidity and all the characters I could stop and take pictures with! My ankle healed up nicely too, for all of those who were praying for me for that as well.

One of the best things was getting to meet all the other Team HFOT members who were so supportive and enthusiastic! I was able to meet some of the vets that were HFOT home recipients, who were also RUNNING in the Half Marathon! Real heroes, for real.

If you have any other questions, please let me know!! I hope to see all of you soon, and thank you so much for supporting HFOT! They're doing great work for our nation's troops.

Until next time,

4/10/17 Update:

WOW, everyone has been super supportive! We just hit the $2000 goal, with just under TWO weeks until the race! This is so crazy. I'm currently recuperating from an ankle injury, so prayers and well wishes are appreciated :) I should be able to run by race time though!!

9/18/2016 Update:
WOW, the $600 minimum goal has already been reached, thanks to some very generous folks! Thanks so much for supporting such a great cause! I've updated the goal to $2000 just to allow for continued fundraising efforts. The races are still over 6 months away, which should allow for more time to fundraise!


Hello everyone!

As many of you know, I've been running a lot this past summer, and I wanted to keep that up by running the Disney Dark Side Challenge (10k & Half Marathon on consecutive days) on April 22/23! I am so fortunate to be healthy and able to run, and I want to make the most of every opportunity while I can!

My brother Matthias and I wanted to run for HFOT, so that we could help out some of our veterans rebuild their lives. I have the utmost respect for our Troops and their bravery that allows me to work, play and run outdoors without fear.

If you are able to financially partner with me to support HFOT, that would be wonderful! Every little bit helps, though I understand that there are other priorities as well. If you would like to support me emotionally (that Half-Marathon Sunday is going to be rough...) or in any other way, please send me an email! I would love to hear some encouragement :)

Please spread the word, or even participate in your own fundraising event for a passion of your choice! My company, Boston Scientific, matches donations, so please check to see if your company does as well!

THANK YOU for reading and your support!

P.S. Matthias' page is here!

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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Team HFOT in the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side! I have committed to raising funds & awareness for Homes for Our Troops, a 501(c)(3) organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans through my participation in this event.

One of the greatest gifts we can give to these heroes is a safe & functional place to live. HFOT builds homes that provide freedom & independence for our most severely wounded veterans to live comfortably.

The donations you make to support me will help this important organization. You can be assured that your donation is put to good use because Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star rating from Charity Navigator.

Together we can make a every mile count!
Thank you for your support!



raised of $2,500 goal

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Yay Nathanael! Thanks for sharing about and advocating for this organization!
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Go Nate, Go!
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Wheeeee yay Nate! :-)
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Nate, you're awesome!