Lisa Demas:

My  fundraising  goal: $4,444.44
Amount raised so far: $6,773.36

This summer will mark ten years since the death of my brother and his friend Raquel, both killed while hiking together in Peru.

I have decided to run the ING New York City marathon (yikes!) to celebrate his short but beautiful life.

I feel that I want to do something epic (not that he would ever expect it of me). It is more for my own catharsis. I know that he would be excited about the organization that I have chosen, the Children of Peru Foundation.

I want to make him proud, to somehow feel that I'm worthy of the pride that he somehow always seemed to have for me. He was always one of my primary sources of strength, and even though he's not here with us anymore, the faith that he had in me is still one of the driving forces of my life. I wish to honor that.

It has been ten years since I've seen his free spirited dance... heard his infectious laugh... smelled his stinky feet.... received one of his famous hugs. As people promised, I can now look back and smile. But I miss him every single day.

Please consider making a donation, whether it be big or small. Every dollar counts in my goal of raising $4,444.44 for the Children of Peru Foundation. I greatly appreciate your time and support.... more than I can say.

Please find out about more about Court and his story through these links:

Feel free to contact me with any questions at

Here are some ways to support my run:

1 Click the link below to make a donation online through PayPal

2 Send a check (in USD and from a bank in the USA) made payable to Children of Peru Foundation (with Lisa Demas written on the memo line) to:
    Children of Peru Foundation
    340 East 64th Street, Suite 2G
    New York, NY 10065

3 Sorry, but no cash donations!!

Tracking your donation and my goal:
A list of the donations I have received will be displayed on this website as the Foundation receives them.

If you do not wish to have your name listed below, please mention "anonymous" on the Paypal link whle you do your online donation, or add a note if you send a check.

All donations are 100% tax deductible in the US.



$     50 Marian Baade
$   444 Vijoy Abraham, Brett Fontaine, Dane Lovejoy, Eric Pitcher, Jason Reisman, John Shroff and Bob Sturm
$   100 Gary Kahn
$   125 Ryan Levitt
$     75 Charles Ritchie
$   200 Douglas Anderson
$   100 Sergio, Priscilla Sedita
$   444 Beatrice Cronin
$   150 Ellen Lyons - Lisa: I think it's wonderful that you're doing this for Court. Your Mom sent me your very moving e-mail and what a great picture! I'll be routing for you! Love
$   100 Matthew Corcoran
$   200 Niall Battson - Our best wishes for a successful marathon Lisa!! You go!
$   500 Chris S. - Lisa, you are an inspiration to all of us! Good luck!
$   200 Carole M. Demas
$   312 Marc Kanchuger
$   200 Elizabeth James
$   100 Chris Demas
$   150 Ellen M Miret
$   100 Catherine Baade
$     44 David Kirby
$     50 Christene Barberich
$     25 Vincent Santilli
$     25 Joey Cardella
$     50 Amanda Lang
$   100 Eric Klein
$ 600.44 George Wehbe
$     25 Pamela Goldsmith
$     44 Kate Nelson
$   300 Marion Terenzio & Patricia O'Connor
$   100 Maureen Linekin
$     25 B. Leigh Flayton
$   100 Nancy & Donald Boone
$   100 CAN-DO (Compassion into Action Network-Direct Outcome Org)
$     40 Alberta Leone
$   100 Corinne Demas
$     75 Michelle Palmer
$   100 Denise Cahn
$  4.44 Roberta Chavez
$   100 Cindy Guyer & the team at Wine & Roses
$     50 Selina Strong
$     50 Carol Mondschein
$     30 Claudia Chavez
$     50 Enrico Sedita
$   100 Krista Slayback-Hayward
$   100 Helen & Nicholas Forsa
$ 25.44 Mike and Anjinette Cronin - Good luck Lisa. All our love and support
$     25 Lucrecia Milla
$     50 John O'Connor
$     50 Barbara Wendt - When your feet feel they can no longer run, Court's spirit will carry you!
$   144 Diane Healy
$     50 Maya Haasz
$     50 David Yudin
$   100 Carmen Giusto
$     26 Jason Goldsmith
$   100 Yash Dalal
$ 44.40 Alison Frank
$ 26.20 Craig Markus
$144.44 Peter Librizzi


Run for Peru!!