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Elizabeth Banks
Los Angeles, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 28, 2010
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I could not be more excited to spread the word and help fundraise for causes that I am very passionate about. Check these out -

Act Locally! As a volunteer for LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow), I see first hand how important it is to make sure that children in my LA community are being cared for after school when many parents are still at work. LA's BEST provides a safe, educational and fun after-school program that reduces involvement in gangs and increases graduation rates. Plus, kids learn to be healthy, active and motivated. I was a latch-key kid myself and I'm grateful to all those teachers, mentors, coaches and bosses who kept me on track in those crazy unsupervised hours after school. LA's BEST does that. But they need money to keep doing it - donate!

Act Nationally! On Mother's Day, I'll be walking in Oprah's Live Your Best Life Walk. As a spokesperson for L'Oreal, a sponsor of the walk, I'll be there to raise dollars and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. I've never done one of these before but walking seems like an easy, leisurely way to make a difference, am I right? If you can't make it to NYC for this event, you can still support all of us walkers by donating online.

Act Internationally! Partners in Health provides community-based healthcare in developing countries like Haiti in an effort to end preventable diseases like AIDS, malaria and TB. After reading about PIH and its founder, Dr. Paul Farmer in "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder, I was compelled to support this amazing organization. Read the book, you'll get hooked. Bill Gates did! Or just visit their web page. Haiti needs it more now than ever.

So .... checking out my projects below will greatly increase my happiness and your personal awesomeness so get to it! Isn't this a great way to fundraise and make amazing things happen?!

Elizabeth
Banks

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Elizabeth Banks' Fundraisers

Team Project Angel Food 2010

Team Project Angel Food 2010

Amount Raised:

$10

LA's Best After School Program

LA's Best After School Program

Amount Raised:

$99

Walk Against Ovarian Cancer! It's Bad!

Walk Against Ovarian Cancer!…

Amount Raised:

$2,176

 

109% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Partners in Health

Partners in Health

Amount Raised:

$264