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Melissa Murray's Fundraiser:

Team Outright Vermont 2013

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BENEFITING: Outright Vermont

ORGANIZER: Outright Vermont

EVENT: KeyBank Vermont City Marathon 2013

EVENT DATE: May 26, 2013

Melissa Murray

THE STORY:

Last year, I ran for Outright as part of my path to becoming more fit. I did three 5ks last year before I hurt my knee. Boo. I have been working with a trainer to get back to running and am excited to train for another 5k in May. My team is amazing and my knee seems like it's cooperating. And I get to raise money for Outright Vermont! 

The mission of Outright is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for LGBTQQ youth, ages 13-22. Since 1989, Outright has worked to provide safety and support for queer youth, helped make schools safer, and focused on youth empowerment, leadership, and advocacy. Oh, and I am lucky enough to be the Executive Director.

One of the most exciting things we're doing at Outright these days is Camp Outright. Camp Outright is a weeklong, residential summer camp for queer and allied youth. Last year's session was transformative for everyone: staff, campers, and volunteers. The 2011 campers made a video which is linked to this fundraising page that will give you a much better sense of what Camp is all about. The photo album for Camp Outright 2.0 in 2012 is available here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54244839@N03/sets/72157631276333956/with/7888077320/ 

We gave these kids a full week of traditional summer camp activities, like swimming, archery, and drama (so much drama!) while also providing some basic leadership development skills, and more importantly, lots of opportunities to build community. Some of our campers had never been allowed to be out about their sexual orientation and gender identity before camp, and some hadn't had access to a safe place to sleep and shower plus three meals a day for years. 

Camp is offered on a sliding scale, meaning no youth is turned away. And Camp is expensive. It costs about $375.00 to send one youth to Camp. My fundraising goal is $1500.00 because I am hoping, with your help, to send 4 youth to Camp. Can you help me out? I'm only going to ask you 1,000 times between now and May 26th. Please? I so appreciate your support and so do the queer and allied youth you can help me send to Camp Outright 3.0.

Thanks! 

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$1,325

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  • John S

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  • Kim Thomas

    $10

  • Robin Blumenthal

    $25

  • Carl Fern

    $25

  • David T.

    $375

  • Drew Harbaugh

    $100

  • Sara Martinez de Osaba

    $25

  • Betsey Lord

    $25

  • Amber & Chris

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  • Hannah

    $20

  • Liz Batsford

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  • Ursula

    $25

  • Rachel Siegel

    $20

  • Gwen Lavoie

    $25

  • Sarah Woodard & Liam Flynn

    $50

  • Michele

    $50

  • David Blankenbaker

    $50

  • Julia Curry

    $25

  • Abby McGowan and Jon Kohn

    $25

  • Jill Evans

    $25

  • beth sightler

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  • Jodi

    $50

  • Kate Hays

    $25

  • Mo Reilly

    $15

  • MATCH

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  • Margaret Caruso

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88% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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Munson-Warnken Family

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Melissa Murray

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88% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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108% Raised of$1,200 Goal

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Kristi Herzer

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Laura, Victor, and Marco

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47% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Karen and Terre

Karen and Terre

DONATION: $10

Run like the wind Melissa! 6 years ago

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MATCH

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Margaret Caruso

Margaret Caruso

DONATION: $15

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Mo Reilly

Mo Reilly

DONATION: $15

Go Go Go!! 6 years ago

Kate Hays

Kate Hays

DONATION: $25

Superstar! LOVE you! 6 years ago

Jodi

Jodi

DONATION: $50

Wooo hooo! Go Melissa! 6 years ago

Genny Beemyn

Genny Beemyn

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beth sightler

beth sightler

DONATION: $30

lurve you 6 years ago

Jill Evans

Jill Evans

DONATION: $25

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