Thank you, thank you, thank you!! To all 133 of you who have so generously contributed to this campaign, I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your donations have contributed to one third of my goal of $30,000 and I am so thrilled to have your support!


With the help of our main sponsors Parley For The Oceans and StepChain, I am so excited to be officially launching the run this Friday 26th July. At 9:30am from Battery Park, N.Y.C, I will be accompanied by friends and fellow runners to kick-off Ocean2Ocean to run for change and take on the space that connects us to our oceans.

There has been a lot of work that has gone into preparing this project from daily runs, to 3-5 weekly therapy sessions for injury prevention, to all the logistical work of planning my route and events. It has been seven long months of hard work and I could not be more eager to get started.

I want to especially thank my sister, Kelly, and my brother, Gary, for all their support with Make A Change World.

Last week, I was incredibly grateful to see that our message is beginning to gain media attention. ABC News National wrote a story last week, and a live interview on HLN for CNN for a 3 minute exclusive interview.

To those in the New York area, I would love to see you in Battery Park Friday morning as we celebrate the start of this 6 months run for the oceans.

We are keeping this GoFundMe open for the entire duration of this project in order to cover all our expenses until L.A. so please do continue to support us by sharing this project with your friends & family.

I cannot wait to keep you updated on my progress. For more regular updates and to track me live via GPS please visit our website or follow me on Instagram on the following accounts: & @sambencheghib.

Gary Bencheghib