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Part of the spirit of Parakalein is to come alongside people who are hurting and offer them the support and help that involvement in a cause can give.  For this reason there are several fundraising events that are part of the ministry.

A Cancer (Body) Fundraiser

Once a year at the New York City Marathon, the Parakalein Association teams up with Memorial Sloan Kettering as a member of Fred’s Team. Fred’s Team began in 1995 through Dr. Paine had joined the first team to run to commemorate the life and gift of Fred Lebo the founder of the New York City Marathon who succumbed to brain cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Fred Lebo had come alongside with Rev. Paine to plan, develop, and implement a Worship Service “For Runners By Runners” beginning in 1986 and growing each year.  When Fred died, Rev. Paine decided to come alongside his valiant fight and “run” to raise funds for cancer research. In one year a chair of Neuro-Cancer research was funded.  The following year another “Fred, This One’s for You!” (1991) raised more funds for pediatric cancer research. In 1995 “Fred’s Team” was begun and Rev. Paine came alongside this cause as a tribute to Fred and Praise to God! To date Dr. Paine has raised around $30,000.00 thanks to his many faithful supporters.

Clicking away at New York City Marathon Event

The Cross at Charles Bridge, Prague A Spiritual Fundraiser


Each Spring, Rev. Paine comes alongside an international youth ministry called Atlantic Bridge (check them out at  He has a heart for young people and serves on the International Board of Atlantic Bridge that meets annually some wherein the world.  The goal of Atlantic Bridge is to come alongside youth of different cultures with youth of other cultures to broaden their experience of the diversity of culture, and the universality of faith and spiritual growth.  Rev. Paine has run marathons in Rotterdam, Netherlands (2001), Prague, Czech Republic (2002, 2003), and Wurzburg, Germany (2004). 

He has raised funds for other organizations like Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis, American Heart Association, and The Marine Corps 10K fundraiser for those who have in civil or military service have given their lives and left families with a need for assistance.  The fund is available to the families who need it.  To date, 6 million dollars has been raised.

 Flyer for Building Bridges of Peace Marathon

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