Becky Gould

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Linda
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Hi...Sending a November Vote…
Hi...Sending a November Vote your way, along with Best Wishes for a successful fundraising Project. November is also Epilepsy Awareness Month, so please think PURPLE for those who live with Epilepsy, including my son, Jason. Also, since to today is Veterans Day, please honor all those who served. Many of the soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with head injuries, will also face living with Epilepsy as a result of their injuries.
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CHICAGO ADVENTURE THERAPY NFP
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You rock Becky! Thanks so m…
You rock Becky! Thanks so much.
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Thanks Becky! Things are getting ready to Rock 'N Roll. ;)
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KAREN
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Here's a March vote for you!…
Here's a March vote for you!
Visit may page - a return vote would be great (just click the + sign next to my name)
Don't forget to check out my projects - join my team - donations gratefully accepted.
Karen
Unmasking Mental Illness
End Stigma of Mental Illness
***ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT - Donate $15 or more to ANY of my projects through March 12 and you'll be entered in a drawing for a Cartier Fragrance gift basket for her and him valued at over $210***

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Sam
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Welcome to Crowdrise! Good l…
Welcome to Crowdrise!
Good luck to you on this wonderful site.
You have my welcoming vote!
Please support my project to help children with Cancer in countries where they do not have access to proper treatment. Together with Advita Fund USA, we help Cancer patients come to countries like US, Germany, and Italy to get a second chance at life. Join my team, spread the word, or donate any amount if you could.
Thank you very much!
Best wishes!
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Brenda
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Welcome to Crowdrise!! Here…
Welcome to Crowdrise!! Here is a March vote (100 points), to help you get rolling!! Great to see you have already chosen a project!! You are off to an awesome start!!

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." ~Albert Pike
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Patrick
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Hi! Welcome to Crowdrise. I'…
Hi! Welcome to Crowdrise. I'm Patrick, with National Wildlife Humane Society.
Good to see you here. Here's a March Vote.
Please explore my Projects to learn about our wildlife efforts.
Feel free to add me as a friend. :)
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CHICAGO ADVENTURE THERAPY NFP
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Thanks Becky! You're the best. ;)
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Chris
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Here is a March vote for you! :)
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Katherine
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Today I am sending 100 shamr…
Today I am sending 100 shamrock points your way as a welcome to crowdrise. I would appreciate a vote back and for you to check out my contest that starts Monday. Tons of fun and prizes!
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Becky Gould
Chicago, IL United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Mar 05, 2011
Stuff About Me:

Many of you know that I, like many young adults, have spent the past few years on a journey of discovery—discovery of myself, my world, and they ways in which the two intersect.  I studied education at North Park University, completing a degree in elementary education and earning my Illinois teaching certificate in 2009. For the past two years I have taught in elementary classrooms around Chicago as a short and long-term substitute, trying my hand at teaching everything from bilingual kindergarten to sixth grade math. Along the way, I’ve also uncovered a deep love and respect for the power of nature—particularly in the form of weather, and manifested in my amateur hobby of studying meteorology.

 

When I reflect on this journey, it is clear to me that these most recent endeavors are actually indicative of passions that have long traveled with me. They reflect two convictions that are vital to my sense of being—the deepest of these convictions being that the empowerment of a younger generation by providing basic skills and education can drastically change the course of our world. Secondarily, but no less important, is the conviction that the beauty of the outdoors is powerful enough to change us as individuals and to create community among people who experience nature together.

The warmth of the sun beats down on me even as I write this-- I am constantly reminded of the many gifts I’ve been given.  The dull, lonesome winter seems far away, and with school having wrapped up last week in Chicago, I find myself running into neighbors on the street corners whom I’ve not seen in many months. The city feels alive, and I savor these chances to once again connect with people and places in my world that come to life during the warmer months.

 

I am constantly dreaming up new ways to experience this city that I love, and in November 2010, I registered for my first 5k race and had the chance to see it from yet another perspective—that of a runner. On August 14, 2011, I will complete my first half marathon—also through the streets of Chicago. I’ll be running 13.1 miles that day in honor of Chicago’s young people. I am partnering with a wonderful organization, Chicago Adventure Therapy, which provides opportunities for underserved youth in Chicago to experience transformative individual and communal outdoor challenges in the beauty of Chicago’s urban wilderness. CAT seeks to help students who lack a variety of basic resources to discover and foster life skills. By changing the context in which they see the city and providing a means of stepping outside their comfort zones, students interact with one another and their surroundings in tangible ways. CAT teaches skills such as problem solving, decision-making, and more in the context of Chicago’s many urban wilderness areas—most notably in our parks and on Lake Michigan! Did I mention that CAT is the only organization in Chicago that adapts the wilderness therapy model right here in our urban setting? Life skills learned in the context of the outdoors—orienteering, cycling, even sea kayaking!—are then effectively transferred to student’s lives at home and in their neighborhoods.

Becky
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CAT 13.1

CAT 13.1

Amount Raised:

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