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Running 10k to save the Bay

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BENEFITING: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc.

EVENT: Across The Bay 10k

EVENT DATE: Nov 09, 2014

Kristen Rachinsky

THE STORY:

On Nov. 9th, I will be running across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with a goal to raise at least $500 for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an organization committed to restoring the Bay and the 50 major rivers that pour into the Bay (a 64k sq mile watershed covered with forests, farms, and wildlife habitat).

I am incredibly grateful to those able to contribute to this cause. I also speak for the crabs (your future crab cakes!) when I say thank you. Here are some fun facts to arm you with interesting cocktail conversation about the Bay:

1. A person 6 feet tall could wade through more than 700,000 acres of the Bay without becoming completely submerged. The deepest part of the Bay, called "The Hole" is more than 170 feet deep.

2. The Bay holds about 18 trillion gallons of water. That amount of water would fill more than fifty billion bathtubs to the brim.

3. Seventy to ninety percent of all striped bass, known locally as rockfish, were spawned in the Bay.

4. The Bay's fishing industry used to harvest tens of millions of bushels of oysters. Today, harvests have fallen to less than one percent of historic levels.

5. It has taken me longer to drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge than it will take me to run it on Nov. 9.

 

 

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$530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary and Josh Saltzman

    $50

  • Haniel Lynn

     

  • Amanda Georgoff

     

  • Franci and Lou Hirsch

     

  • Gabrielle DeRussy

    $100

  • Ashli Matus George

    $50

  • Anthony & Stephanie Warren

    $50

  • Anthony & Annette Ferrera

    $50

  • NAN AND GEORGE RYDZY

    $25

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106% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

NAN AND GEORGE RYDZY

NAN AND GEORGE RYDZY

DONATION: $25

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS FOR A VERY WORTHWHILE CAUSE. 3 years ago

Anthony & Annette Ferrera

Anthony & Annette Ferrera

DONATION: $50

Way to go Kristen. We'll be cheering for you from NY. 3 years ago

Anthony & Stephanie Warren

Anthony & Stephanie Warren

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ashli Matus George

Ashli Matus George

DONATION: $50

Good luck, HOTNESS!! 3 years ago

Gabrielle DeRussy

Gabrielle DeRussy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Franci and Lou Hirsch

Franci and Lou Hirsch

4 years ago

Amanda Georgoff

Amanda Georgoff

4 years ago

Haniel Lynn

Haniel Lynn

4 years ago

Mary and Josh Saltzman

Mary and Josh Saltzman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago