BENEFITING: FOUNDATION FOR ANTARCTIC RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2014
On September 28th, 2013 I did a "Walk for Children With Apraxia of Speech" in honor of my son Aaron whom has Apraxia.(The picture is of the two of us) This opened my eyes up to the amount of effort and work that goes into each and every walk that people hold in our communities. If you have not done it~ Know this, its not easy at all! Without people there to support you and help you get through all the little things it would not be possible. After doing this, I decided two things:
1) I am WAY out of shape...lol and would like to get in better shape
2) I want to support more people in their walks and also support the foundation that I volunteer for and help save the Albatross that are declining in numbers every day!
"Every year, tens of thousands of Albatrosses are killed in the world's longline fisheries; grabbing baited hooks intended for fish. Our foundation is making longline fisheries safer for these birds with new devices that have saved countless birds. We are always hampered by poor funding, particularly to support our work in developing countries. WE NEED YOUR HELP - NOW." ~ "Albatrosses should be free to circle the globe for millions of years to come – we must stop this needless slaughter now to prevent an entire branch being torn from the evolutionary tree".~ http://www.thefoundationforantarcticresearch.org/ (YOU CAN ALSO GO HERE AND DONATE)
We have participated in many other projects also including ~ Save the Orangutans and Stop the Seal Slaughter.
NOW~ The deal is that I am going to walk/run in some event once a month for 12 months. What I am asking is that people just donate to show support to the Foundation and Albatross to help save these amazing creatures BECAUSE WE ARE ALL THEY HAVE! As I complete each walk/run I will post pictures and share what we have accomplished. So please join me and the Foundation on this endeavor and show support. EVERY DONATION MATTERS NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL!! XO
Also want to send out a huge thanks to E.J. Scott for his inspirations on doing the 12 Run/Walks in 12 Months. He did 12 Marathons in 12 Months and this is what inspired me to do what I am doing ~ Check out his work at http://www.ejscott.com/
Another amazing person that has inspired me is a lady named Michelle. She is a beautiful person inside and out and has helped me make one of my dreams come true. You can follow her on Twitter @brushfirefairy ~ Xo
Also you can follow me on Twitter ~ @Tigers0813
Or Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/amber.seigler.5
I will do my best to post updates and things so everyone can see the progress that is made.
January 4th, 2014 ~ 1st Run will be a 5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Valdosta/Butterfly5KFunRunWalk ~ It benefits Camp Cocoon which is a camp for children and adolescents, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one.
February 1st 2014 ~ 2nd Run will be a 5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Valdosta/LowndesMiddleSchool5KRunWalk? ~ It benefits the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society
March 8th 2014 ~ 3rd Run will be a 5K ~ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=693000947398959&set=a.529598947072494.127888.513366812029041&type=1&theater ~ Benefiting local children wtih disabilities
March 29th 2014 ~ 4th Run will be a 5K ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crossroads-Baptist-School-Splash-N-Dash-5k/560600804013642 ~ This one is a color run that I am doing to support a friends daughter and her school!
April 19th, 2014 ~ 5th Run will be a 5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Valdosta/AutismAwareness5kWalkRun? ~ This run is in support of all children and families that deal with Austism and to raise Awareness.
June 28, 2014 ~ 6th Run will be a 5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Valdosta/2014DollarsforScholars5K ~ This run supports scholarships for the Georgia Military College in our local community.
September 20, 2014 ~ 7th Run/5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=11331 The money raised went to the local community in which we live.
September 27th, 2014 ~ 8th Run/Walk ~ http://secure.apraxia-kids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1106058 This walk was in support of my son and many others like him who are trying to find his voice!
October 18, 2014 ~ 9th Run/Walk/5K ~ https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=11896&page=4 The money raised went to the local community and the local school systems.