Kai Madden's Fundraiser:

Help a Moon Bear

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@ToughMudderBear

Signed the bear up for the @nycmarathon yesterday. Here he is running the @ToughMudder for @AnimalsAsia: http://bit.ly/IBjJBc

via Crowdrise 5 months ago

BENEFITING: ANIMALS ASIA FOUNDATION LIMITED

EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013

THE STORY:

Wait.  What did you do again?

On October 13th 2013, I ran the 11 mile Tough Mudder obstacle course in a full bear costume.

Why on earth would you do that?

To raise funds and awareness to help moon bears that are used in the bear bile trade.

What's the bear bile trade?

In Asia, bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicines, even though there are many natural, cruelty-free alternatives.  Most of this bile comes from bears that are confined for decades in cage so small that they can’t even turn around or stand up.  Bile is taken from them through a tube inserted in their gall bladder.

Wow.  That's horrible.  Is anything being done to help these bears?

Yes.  An non-profit organization named Animals Asia has been working to end the bear farming industry and to date has rescued over 400 bears from this life of misery.  You can find out more at http://www.animalsasia.org.

How can I help?

Please click the "Donate" button.  Any amount you can contribute is so important and appreciated enormously.  All of the money will help Animals Asia purchase much needed medical equipment to help heal these bears that have suffered so much.  Three lucky donors, chosen at random, will win their very own, and very cute, moon teddy bear, plus a DVD of the brilliant documentary "Moon Bear: Journey to Freedom".

What are you going to do next?

Once the costume is back from the dry cleaners I'd like to start training for the NYC Marathon.  Stay tuned and follow the bear at http://www.facebook.com/ToughMudderBear

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To This Fundraiser

$10,577

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew 'BearBile' Rodd

    $50

  • Juggy Gales

    $25

  • Alice and Stuart

    $100

  • scarfire

    $25

  • Eileen L

    $20

  • ChinaBeek

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John & Fran Criscite...

    $50

  • Ruby

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tom Van Wagner

    $100

  • Maya

    $60

  • Priscilla Duffy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $22

  • Deborah Ann Roth

    $50

  • Carolyn Roux

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $120

  • Nick Salvin

    $50

  • Katharine York

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Baby Hoss

    $50

  • conny

    $40

  • xuan mai pham

    $50

  • Gloria Bradford

    $15

  • Elizabeth

    $20

  • Anna T.

    $10

  • Sue

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Uncle George & Aunty Barbara

    $30

  • adrian /maggie xx

    $50

  • Julie H

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Meredith

    $100

  • Penny Bacon

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

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    $20

  • Cha Cha DiGregorio

    $50

  • Petrea and Vince Marchand

    $100

  • The Murphy Siblings

    $25

  • Whitehall Auto Repair - Katonah

    $50

  • Jill Pruetz

    $20

  • Joan Pertak

    $50

  • C. L. Aker

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tough Mudder mudder

    $100

  • KWeb1

    $50

  • Rachel Parish

    $50

  • Sasha Calin

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • VT

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Tara Rudinski

    $50

  • Nancy Vazquez

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Yianni Chandras

    $100

  • Kris Boughton

    $40

  • Liz Pereira

    $25

  • Krauss/B... wedding guests

    $250

  • The Roberts Family

    $50

  • Saritha Banala

    $50

  • Bernadette Kim

    $25

  • Katharine York

    $100

  • Marion Gillman

    $25

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    $25

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    $25

  • Kathleen Kemper

     

  • Pandora and Kalliope

    $25

  • Elizabeth Ross

    $25

  • Mariya

    $25

  • RYOT - crowdris...

    $2,835

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    $100

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    $75

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    $25

  • Vinni Versaci

    $50

  • Alison Freiman

    $100

  • Debbie Campolo

    $50

  • Samuel Rudin Academic Resource Center

    $100

  • Quincy

    $100

  • J.D. Livin' Legend Goss

    $20

  • Andy Webb

    $500

  • John Keane

    $10

  • Andy Loose

    $50

  • Ellis and Martha

    $50

  • LS Mader

    $20

  • Evelyn

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Roberts

    $100

  • The Burr family

    $50

  • ellen irvine

    $30

  • Cathy Truschelli

    $25

  • Andrea and Marino Serra

    $25

  • Ingrid Reilly, Sydney, Australia

    $30

  • Stephanie Buck

    $15

  • Jodys Jungle

    $100

  • Moonflower Farms -Beth

    $50

  • Luke Friedman

    $20

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106% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,577 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kai Madden

Amount Raised:

$6,497

 

65% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kate Rodd

Amount Raised:

$1,500

 

30% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Marisa Calin

Amount Raised:

$1,075

Fundraiser Title

Gracie Cat

Amount Raised:

$615

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Katharine York

Amount Raised:

$220

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Courtney Cavaliere

Amount Raised:

$205

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Madeleine Truax

Amount Raised:

$140

Fundraiser Title

Yuna Peng

Amount Raised:

$140

Donor Comments

Luke Friedman

Luke Friedman

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

Moonflower Farms -Beth

Moonflower Farms -Beth

DONATION: $50

Merry Christmas to Katie and the moon bears 4 months ago

Jodys Jungle

Jodys Jungle

DONATION: $100

Bless you, thank you! 5 months ago

Stephanie Buck

Stephanie Buck

DONATION: $15

Always makes me smile to see the amazing support around the world - lets hope the cruelty stops soon. 5 months ago

Ingrid Reilly, Sydney, Australia

Ingrid Reilly, Sydney, Australia

DONATION: $30

Amazing work Kai and the rest of the team. Very inspiring and wonderful cause (my favourite charity for many years). 5 months ago