Tam Murray's Fundraiser:

Team Nature Lewa Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy

ORGANIZER: The Nature Conservancy

EVENT: Run with Team Nature

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2012

THE STORY:

I had the good fortune to grow up on a farm, a place with not a neighbor in sight and the Blue Ridge Mountains framing sunsets to the west.  As children my brothers and I explored the streams and woods, and later we helped maintained the pastures to support the beef cattle.  Daily weather was experienced, not climate-controlled.  Nature defined the seasons – peeper frogs announced the warming of spring and the stirring of large-mouth bass in the lake, summer was sticky hot and a time to make hay, walnuts littered the yard and stained cloths in the fall, and occasionally winter cold produced  ice thick enough for skating. 

The Nature Conservancy doesn’t promise idyllic childhood settings, but the organization can preserve natural places that humans visit for periodic recharging.  As population growth quietly encroaches on open spaces, TNC intercedes to preserve as many of these places as possible for tomorrow.   Governments worldwide lack the funding and foresight to set aside lands for the future, and I gladly give to The Nature Conservancy so that it can fulfill this role. 

Andrew Carnegie sought to do “real and permanent good” in his philanthropic efforts.  TNC employs donated funds to purchase special places, preserving them forever—a simple and brilliant mission.   It’s hard for me to imagine a current organization that is accomplishing so much real and permanent good. 

I work out regularly. Hey, I am betting heavily on the medicinal benefits of exercise.  OK, maybe it’s about training for competitions.  For many years, I have put a ride, race or triathlon on the yearly schedule.  There it looms on the calendar--a chance for glory …or perhaps mediocrity.  So the workouts continue. When invited to join The Nature Conservancy team in the Safaricom half-marathon, I was quick to accept this trifecta: a good event for the calendar, a chance to experience the nature of Kenya, and last but not least, an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Nature Conservancy.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,466

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jake

    $25

  • Leigh Wood

    $150

  • Jake

    $50

  • mvy

    $50

  • Da

    $100

  • Cody

    $100

  • Bibys

    $200

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • Jim Murray

    $500

  • Ed and Sara

    $100

  • Carlos

    $150

  • Hope and John

    $100

  • Larsen Commercial Real Estate Services

    $100

  • Aras Holden

    $25

  • Tim, Tom & Dash

    $150

  • TA

    $25

  • Martin and Susan McCoy

    $1,000

  • Scott Kasprowicz

    $500

  • Merrick & Steve

    $100

  • Jack & Sandi Dent

    $1,000

  • Michael and Barbara Eisenson

    $500

  • Drew

     

  • Missy & David

    $91

  • Tom and Heather

    $100

  • Jamie Taylor

    $100

  • John and Bridget Weaver

    $100

  • CWS Manageme... Inc.

    $250

  • Oakley Smeallie

    $150

  • Joe Coffey

    $140

  • Peter Keefe

    $250

  • Andy Lynch

    $100

  • Phil Ayliff

    $100

  • bruce levy

    $100

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65% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $70,181 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tad and Pam Seder & Andrews

Amount Raised:

$9,195

 

184% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Tercek

Amount Raised:

$8,994

Fundraiser Title

Tam Murray

Amount Raised:

$6,466

 

65% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alden Philbrick

Amount Raised:

$6,025

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Wishcamper

Amount Raised:

$5,800

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Banks

Amount Raised:

$5,250

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Petterson

Amount Raised:

$4,361

 

109% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Alison Murray

Amount Raised:

$3,585

 

72% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

bruce levy

bruce levy

DONATION: $100

In honor of Tam and Alison Murray 2 years ago

Phil Ayliff

Phil Ayliff

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Andy Lynch

Andy Lynch

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Peter Keefe

Peter Keefe

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Joe Coffey

Joe Coffey

DONATION: $140

2 years ago