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Parashi, John, David and Luca's Fundraiser:

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust NYC Marathon 2016

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Parashi, John, David's Photo
Parashi, John, David's Photo
Parashi, John, David's Photo
Parashi, John, David's Photo
Parashi, John, David's Photo
Parashi, John, David's Photo
 

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September 21, 2016

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Parashi, John, David and Luca

THE STORY:

For the 8th year running, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust will be fielding a team of dedicated supporters and conservationists for the upcoming 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.


Luca

Luca was born in Italy, and with his family has been a part of Africa since 1969. With his father, he toured Africa on many sporting safaris. Luca divided his youth between Italy and Kenya. He has a degree in economics and wrote his thesis on “Sustainable Development and Environment Conservation: Wildlife as a Natural Resource in Kenya”. Following this, he had a successful career as managing director of a financial consulting firm. However, he never forgot his dreams of Africa, and stayed involved in wildlife conservation in Kenya. This led to the creation of Campi ya Kanzi. Luca speaks fluent English, Italian and Kiswahili. He is an adamant conservationist and founder of Campi ya Kanzi (1996) and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (2000).

 

Parashi

Parashi is an avid runner, and has also been working with Luca since Campi ya Kanzi's inception. Parashi is a beloved guide that guests can't help but gravitate towards due to his humble and kind demeanor. He's aso known for his great sense of humor. Parashi is also Campi ya Kanzi's assistant camp manager but loves to guide guests through the Chyulu Hills whenever he gets the chance to. This will be his second visit to NYC prior to his first race in 2009 and he is very much thrilled to be participating again this year!!

John

John is a Maasai junior warrior from the Irmoielian Manyatta of Kuku Group Ranch in Southern Kenya, belonging to the age set named Iltuati. Placing in a very competitive second position in the 5000 meter race in the 2014 Maasai Olympics, John was awarded the opportunity to travel to New York to participate in the New York marathon alongside two other Maasai from the Tsavo-Amboseli ecosystem! Raised by a single father in Maasai land, John has always demonstrated tremendous perseverance, alongside a competitive nature. This attitude has led him to successfully complete his high school education, not often easily accomplished, with major ambitions to pursue University Education to become a teacher. John is not only passionate about running very long distances, but is keen to continue to share knowledge through teaching to his community, specifically focusing on the importance of Kenyan history, and environmental conservation! John greatly looks forward to travelling to New York to compete amongst some of the greatest athletes!

David

David is passionate in athletics particularly long distance races. He started running while at primary school and was one of the best athletes at Impiron. In 2014, he participated in the Maasai Olympics (MO) event organized by Big Life Foundation (BLF) and emerged the winner in the 5,000 meters race finals. This year, he won the 5,000 meters race during the regional competition (between Mbirikani and Rombo group ranches), and therefore qualifies to compete in the 2016 MO finals. He is continuously practising and is very optimistic that he will win in the 5,000 meters race in the MO 2016 finals.

Because of his outstanding performance in the Maasai Olympics, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) - a conservation partner of BLF - offered to sponsor him to participate in this year’s New York Marathon! He can't wait to run with some of the best athletes. 

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To This Fundraiser

$16,816

MONEY RAISED
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  • Don and Marsha McManus

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary McGrath

     

  • Bonnie Brown

    $10

  • Mitch Flattum & Jack Barber

    $25

  • Brendan & Lindsey Shanahan

    $50

  • Claire Bonham-Carter

    $100

  • Klarissa Wills

    $250

  • SAMANTHA SCHMIDT

    $50

  • Charlotte F. Green

     

  • Shannon, James, Ben and Jack

    $200

  • Karen Zulauf

    $20

  • Todd Feeley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kin & Pat Corning

    $100

  • Chris and Scott Gordon

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marc MICHEL

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Afrika Instyle Reisen

    $15

  • Ruth Gamper, communication plus

    $50

  • Paola Tradati

     

  • GIGI

    $25

  • Jessica Taylor of Safari Experts

    $50

  • Emma Bufton and family

    $250

  • Roy de Silva

    $100

  • Jennifer Ward

    $50

  • George Giguere

    $1,000

  • Nicole Robinson

    $50

  • Josh & Jennifer

    $20

  • Cristina & David Kepner

    $250

  • Pam Kirby Marshall

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hans Unbehaun

    $100

  • Jim Miller

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ty Cobb

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Samuel Black

    $50

  • Cheryl Pierce

     

  • Jennifer Greer

    $100

  • pietro paolo cavalletti

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathleen Sato

    $50

  • Dick Watts

    $100

  • Tracy Freedman

    $40

  • Sandra Martin

    $50

  • Serge Grynkorn

    $25

  • Annalisa Baruzzo

    $50

  • HVK

    $25

  • Susan greig

    $500

  • Cass Stillman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • John & Karen

    $50

  • Peter and Christine Schmidt

    $50

  • Pontus

    $50

  • Gasser

    $100

  • Ramsey & Elizabeth Alkhas

    $250

  • Christine Van Dyke & Vance Marshall

    $100

  • Lulu Namunyak

    $120

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chris & Debbie Tuite

    $50

  • Liz Heir

    $25

  • Maida Taylor

     

  • Susan Giering

    $25

  • Sean Rice and Maria Medina

    $20

  • Sandi & Tom Passalacqua

     

  • Paul Doherty

    $20

  • Audrey, David, Jared and Austin Hammer

    $100

  • The Mesiwala Family

     

  • Ju & Derk

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Aleksandra Petkovic

    $20

  • Katie Schneider

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jacqui McNaughton

    $50

  • Leslie Goldman

    $100

  • Veronika Borchers

    $50

  • JD Miller

    $50

  • SANDRA COLLIER

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Hiroshi B

    $100

  • Jason Chuan

    $20

  • Pilot and Ever

    $25

  • Fans of MWCT

    $50

  • Kari-Ann Aga Kvestad

    $50

  • Pamela Ridder

    $100

  • James H Webb III

    $50

  • The Oliver Family

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Josie and Larry

    $100

  • Lynda Mulhauser & Richard Pierce

     

  • Nacho

     

  • Nats, dubai

    $20

  • G Niles Bolton

    $100

  • Sara

    $11

  • Larry & Josie

    $100

  • Kay Shepard

    $25

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The Team: $62,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Parashi, John, David and Luca

Amount Raised

$16,816

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Ross

Amount Raised

$14,475

 

290% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lee Pace

Amount Raised

$7,105

Fundraiser Title

Theresa Davidson

Amount Raised

$5,715

Fundraiser Title

Mark Somen

Amount Raised

$5,094

Fundraiser Title

Will Turner

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Ian Coleman

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela LaVista Langford

Amount Raised

$2,185

Donor Comments

Kay Shepard

Kay Shepard

DONATION: $25

OUR HOME MATTERS; from a Decent Huma 8 months ago

Larry & Josie

Larry & Josie

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Sara

Sara

DONATION: $11

On, on! 9 months ago

G Niles Bolton

G Niles Bolton

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Nats, dubai

Nats, dubai

DONATION: $20

For wijnand 9 months ago

Nacho

Nacho

9 months ago

Lynda Mulhauser & Richard Pierce

Lynda Mulhauser & Richard Pierce

To thank Tim LaPage for his kindness to us 9 months ago

Josie and Larry

Josie and Larry

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Tom McAfee 9 months ago

The Oliver Family

The Oliver Family

DONATION: $20

In memory of John Patrick Oliver 9 months ago