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Catherine Charleston's Fundraiser:

2016 Change a Life Campaign

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THE STORY:

Last summer, a friend and I decided to hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. What I thought was going to be only a 4 mile hike turned into a 14 mile hike in the rain. Although I was resistant at first, this hike taught me more about the true depths of my mental and physical strength than any other moment in my life. Growing up in Colorado, I’ve always taken advantage of the endless opportunities to explore the outdoors, but never considered how not everyone has the same opportunity.

Now imagine how transformative a similar experience could be for a youth in an under-served community who may be exploring nature for the very first time. Big City Mountaineers (http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org) is a non-profit that takes under-resourced urban youth on wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. 63% of students who participate in BCM programs have never been out of their county line and 83% live below the poverty line. Through such programs, BCM has a proven track record of:

  • Increasing likeliness to stay in school
  • Reduction in violence,
  • Reduction in drug use.

This summer I’ll be joining the Alumni Leadership Program on June 28th-July 4th where we will take students who have previously participated in a program on a backpacking trip and focus on developing leadership skills. In addition, in August, a group of 5 of my friends and I will be hiking a 14,000 foot mountain to help raise more awareness and donations for BCM.

So as you hike or bike this summer, why not support an urban youth so they can have the same opportunities?

$675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brooks Betts

    $250

  • Lara Nochomovitz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Avery, Scott and Louisa

    $25

  • Cat Charleston

    $100

  • Boyd

    $50

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68% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,849 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Scott Schriefer

Amount Raised

$12,370

 

124% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Heather McKendry

Amount Raised

$3,169

 

63% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nathan Ballard

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

16% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Williams

Amount Raised

$1,185

 

119% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Griep

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alan Luu

Amount Raised

$820

 

82% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Charleston

Amount Raised

$675

 

68% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Carson

Amount Raised

$625

 

42% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Boyd

Boyd

DONATION: $50

To standing on as many summits as you can. 3 years ago

Cat Charleston

Cat Charleston

DONATION: $100

For a beautiful, intelligent and compassionate young woman. So proud of her. 3 years ago

Avery, Scott and Louisa

Avery, Scott and Louisa

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Master Chief Monty Ruckman 3 years ago

Lara Nochomovitz

Lara Nochomovitz

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brooks Betts

Brooks Betts

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago