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CLIMB FOR KEVIN

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Rachel JOY Baribeau

THE STORY:

Hello there-

First of all, THANK YOU for clicking on this link to donate. That means you care, and for that I applaud you. I want to share my story of Kevin Turner, and how I came to support him the way I do. It is truly now my life's work to find a cure for ALS, and it is because of Kevin Turner. 

I used to have a show in Birmingham on sports-talk radio and developed a segment called "Pay it Forward Friday" to honor people in the sports world that were doing more with their lives. Someone suggested former Alabama, Eagles and Patriots fullback Kevin Turner for my segment. Little did I know I would be on a collision course with my philanthropic future. He walked into my studio with a personality and aura as large as the building, and a kindness to match. But the disease was starting to show, in his hands. I had to help him unscrew the cap on his drink and adjust the volume on the headphones. I haven't spent years with Kevin like some, but I know this. He could sense my pity. I tried to stuff it down, but he innately knew. We started the interview and I was literally mesmerized, with his bravery, with his spirit, with his will to REALLY live. The tears started to flow, this time not from pity, but tears of JOY that I was fortunate enough to make this man's acquaintance. And then he said something on the air that really stuck with me.

He said, "I don't want people to feel sorry for me. I got a head's up on life. Anyone could step off a curb tomorrow and get hit by a bus. I  REALLY live my life. I hug my kids. I say 'I'm sorry.' I show the people in my life how much I love them. I forgive. I really, really live, Rachel." 

I will never forget that statement. It is why I planned a fundraiser for Kevin, and to find a cure for ALS, when I moved to Atlanta. It is why I am climbing the world's largest free-standing mountain in March. Kevin has also said that he knows he is one of the more recognizable faces of ALS. He knows he is fighting for all those that have ALS that aren't famous, and he is proud to fight for them.

I am climbing for Kevin, and to find a cure for this insidious disease. Will you join me in this fight?

GOD SPEED AND GOD BLESS!

(KEEP SCROLLING DOWN FOR INFORMATION FROM THE KEVIN TURNER FOUNDATION.)

Rachel Joy Baribeau

 

 

 

KEVIN TURNER FOUNDATION wrote -

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in March 2014 with Sportscaster & Motivational Speaker, Rachel Baribeau, to raise awareness & funding for The Kevin Turner Foundation, or simply donate to help us reach our goal!!! Here's how you can help:

1) CLIMB for Kevin with Rachel and create your team page here for fundraising

2) PORTER for Kevin by creating a team and rallying your friends for donations

3) DONATE and SPREAD THE WORD! 

Help us fight ALS !!!!

Packages avail for Corp. sponsors, contact Ronn@kevinturnerfoundation.org

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To This Fundraiser

$7,491

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patrick N,

    $100

  • Bernie Sotola

     

  • Karen Littlefield

     

  • JED & JORI WEAVER

    $100

  • Karen Ashcraft

     

  • Robert L. and Carol Payne Smith

    $50

  • Kevin B

    $100

  • Gary & GiGi Kelley

    $200

  • Kevin B

    $100

  • Becky Monk

    $250

  • Chris Morris

    $100

  • David Epps

    $100

  • Scobeys

    $100

  • Jessica Katz

    $25

  • Ethan Box

    $20

  • Tai Anderson

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Zack Greene

    $30

  • RLR Associates, Ltd.

    $100

  • Tony Barnhart

    $500

  • Bob Hansen

    $20

  • Rob

    $100

  • Lee and David Gidley

    $50

  • LIsha Hirsch

    $100

  • Susan Robelli

    $200

  • TeamWallOfFire

    $25

  • Peter in Sherwood

     

  • Chip B

    $100

  • Ladies Night

    $125

  • Gina Lehe

    $100

  • Slone Griner

    $75

  • Butch

    $35

  • Mark Dodson

    $50

  • Leslie Jennings

    $100

  • John

    $24

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brad & Molly Nelson

    $100

  • Carolyn Weber

    $100

  • kelley warner

    $50

  • Chad Doing

    $250

  • Alicia Jessop

    $50

  • Gina B.

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • @BamaProUpdates

    $300

  • Nelda Lane

    $17

  • Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

    $30

  • Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

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  • Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

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  • Pine Mountain Loft & GalleryJOY HICKS

    $30

  • Pine Mountain Loft Gallery TAMMY BRAND

    $30

  • Charlie Coggins

     

  • Brad Darden

    $100

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39% Raised of $19,341 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $81,175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jayma Sanderson Smith

Amount Raised

$20,100

 

104% Raised of $19,341 Goal

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Jeffrey Smith

Amount Raised

$15,630

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Greg Rose

Amount Raised

$10,450

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KEVIN TURNER FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$8,813

 

9% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel JOY Baribeau

Amount Raised

$7,491

 

39% Raised of $19,341 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Bach

Amount Raised

$7,286

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Tonia Short

Amount Raised

$5,850

 

59% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jon Johnnidis

Amount Raised

$5,430

 

54% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brad Darden

Brad Darden

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Charlie Coggins

Charlie Coggins

What you're doing philanthropically is amazing! Would love to be able to help out in any way that I can and attend any events you may have in the area! 1 year ago

Pine Mountain Loft Gallery TAMMY BRAND

Pine Mountain Loft Gallery TAMMY BRAND

DONATION: $30

Tammy & Bobby Brand purchased SMOOTH CD and said when they listen to that awesome Jazz Music they will think of Kevin...and "Much Love to Kevin. God will hold you and keep you." They are from McCalla and have loved Alabama Football and said ROLL TIDE ROLL! 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & GalleryJOY HICKS

Pine Mountain Loft & GalleryJOY HICKS

DONATION: $30

Joy Hicks purchased Sam Levine's Double CD in honor of all the Jews and those who believe in Jesus Christ! She said she will be praying for Kevin Turner and his parents. 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $30

ROLL TIDE ROLL from Valerie Jackson and she has 3 Son's and 2 Daughter in Law's that attended ALABAMA... and her Brother's name was ironically also Kevin Turner! THANK You Valerie for helping such a great foundation with the purchase of Sam Levine's SMOOTH CD's. 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $30

Wishing Mark Davis a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY for MAY 18th... He attended LaGrange College and was a Panther! His Mom and Dad send love! PS. We thank Kay for helping Climb For Kevin reach their goal 1 CD at a time! Smooth is the best JAZZ ever! 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $30

Becky Wilkerson says "In memory of all my family that has gone on to be with the Lord and we will all be reunited on day!" Her husband Winston came into our gallery 3 times to pick up our Double CD SMOOTH by Sam Levine because she was on a waiting list! WOW thank you everyone that is helping us get more $ raised for this worthy cause....1 CD at a time! 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $30

Marty who is a great Artist in our Gallery makes Mystic Scarves by Marty and she gave $30 to help the Kevin Turner Foundation reach their remaining goal! For every one that loves one of a kind beauties Marty can make it happen for you! The more we sell the more we can give! Praying that everyone reading this will want a SAM LEVINE Double CD so we can give n their behalf. THANK you everyone for making the CD'S a HUGE SUCCESS! We have 20 more that will be here tomorrow so call 706-663-7663 to reserve yours and allow us to help our customers pay it forward too! It is an honor to be a part of such an amazing foundation for such a strong Christian man! Kevin you are in our prayers and we love you! THANKING the entire TeamKevin for your dedication too! Georgia and Gary Kelley, Owners 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $20

Cathy Raybon from ATLA came in with her Sisters and loved our Sam Levine CD! We offered to give all the proceeds to Kevin Turner Foundation to support Rachel Joy! Cathy's Niece is Jennifer who is an NFL Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguar's and sends her best for Kevin and all he did for the NFL! 3 years ago

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

Pine Mountain Loft & Gallery

DONATION: $30

Harry & Jackie were visiting Pine Mountain and met Vicki who recently lost her husband to ALS and this is in memory of Gary. She said to let Vicki know that he was the B-52 Seminole Crow in the Military in his day and he believes in honor! AKA The Raven Lunatic! We honor Gary and all those who have been effected by ALS. 3 years ago