Tom Kragt

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Linda
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A December Vote sent your wa…
A December Vote sent your way... Best Wishes for a successful fundraising Project....Also, Wishing you a Holiday filled with the warmth of caring, the joy of giving , and the love of friends and family... ( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY)
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Kate
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Hey Tom! Good luck in Bosto…
Hey Tom!

Good luck in Boston!! I've grown up watching the marathon and passing out cups to the runners so maybe I'll get to see you! While you're here you should come to SolSolution's event at Fajitas and Ritas.. 20% of the profits go directly to supporting a solar panel installation at SolSolutions pilot school Aruna's Place.

Check us out, here's some points, and hope to see you running by! (or at the restaurant later!)


wwwo.sol-solution.org
http://www.facebook.com/SolSolution
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KAREN
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Here's a February vote for y…
Here's a February vote for you - look for my vote next month too .
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

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Sam
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Welcome to Crowdrise! Best w…
Welcome to Crowdrise!
Best wishes to you.
Please support my project to help children with Cancer in Russia and former Soviet republics. You can read more on the organization that I am volunteering for on my project page. Thank you!
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Patrick
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Welcome to Crowdrise. Sending a January Vote :) Feel free to add me as a friend.
I recently added Wildlife Trust of India - "Save Wild Tigers". All donations go into the field, to those working on the ground, in real programs to protect and preserve wild tigers in India.
Have an awesome 2011!
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Dan
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Welcome to Crowdrise, any questions feel free to ask! I've given you +100 points (A 'vote'), hope you can take a look at my project I am working on, and vote if you feel it is a worthy cause!! Thanks, Dan.
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Katherine
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Welcome to Crowdrise. Here are 100 January points for your efforts so far.
Remember to friend me for your monthly points.And use the + sign to grant me points.
I'd like to remind you to get points to win prizes and more impotently
get donations you must vote for others ( like me ). So thank you in advance for
your vote. Commenting is also great. Oh yeah I almost forgot. If you donate
just $10 to EARS right now you could win a $110 donation to the charity/project
of your choice on Feb. 1st. Contest Starts today and ends Jan 31. So visit
EARS now! And welcome to the family!
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Katalina
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Welcome to Crowdrise!
Hope you enjoy this philanthropic network full of so many amazing projects that make the world better!
My projects are in COLOMBIA, S.America if you have the chance check out our website www.givetocolombia.org
Please send a vote back
CHEERS
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January vote for you! :) Welcome to Crowdrise!
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Mark
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Sending a January Friend Vote Happy New Year!
Add me as a friend if you like :)
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Tom Kragt
Jenison, MI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 20, 2011
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35 years ago I was riding in a car with two friends after a Sunday evening service at our church.  All three of us were sports junkies and self proclaimed experts on any competitive event.   On this Sunday night for some reason our conversation turned to running the Boston Marathon.  All three of us made a promise to each other that we would run Boston.  Well, my friend Bill actually took that commitment seriously.  Bill has become a very good runner, and has long since qualified for and run Boston along with several other marathons.   Every time I run into Bill, which isn’t often, he really enjoys reminding me of the promise I made 35 years ago.

As the years have passed, I pretty much resigned myself to the reality that Boston would not be in the cards for me.  Six years ago my perspective on running began to change.  My son, Tim, and friend, Howard Van Mersbergen convinced me to run the Fifth/Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, MI.  The 5/3 is a great event, which has grown into the largest 25K in the world!  Greg Myer, who is the last American to win at Boston, is the founder and still a major player in making it a great event for runners and fans.  After having completed 6 years of the River Bank Run, Howard informed me it was time to fulfill an old promise and run Boston. 

Running Boston, which is The Marathon, is a dream come true.  Howard’s encouragement and help in training has been huge.  Tim’s helpful motivation, chastisement, and support are really cool.  The members of Team EGM who run the 5/3 River Bank Run in Grand Rapids always inspire me.

 

The really important part of runningBoston for me is the opportunity to use this event to raise money for the Steps Foundation with Ryan and Sara Hall.  Ryan is America’s best marathon runner and a man of strong faith.  Running for the Steps Foundation makes the effort in training a great service opportunity.  Through Steps, Ryan and Sarah have a big vision to alleviate poverty and bring healing to God's world.  Please join me in donating generously to the Steps Foundation.  For more information go to www.thestepsfoundation.org.

 

 

Tom
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Tom Kragt's Fundraisers

Boston Marathon 2011

Boston Marathon 2011

Amount Raised:

$6,025

32K EverGreen Ministries

32K EverGreen Ministries

Amount Raised:

$6,361

 

32% Raised of $20,000 Goal