A Fundraiser for MSF: Julie's Mongol Derby Adventure

Organized by: Julia Stewart

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THE STORY:

Many of you know that I am lucky enough to have been chosen to ride in an epic horse race across Mongolia this summer. If I haven't yet forced you to watch this video, let me do so now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3SpdIXvD4 In short, the race is based upon Ghengis Khan's postal system: 1000km to be covered by a field of 40 international riders who are provided with GPS points to find their next horse but no set track, and are allowed only 10lbs of supplies for the 7-10 day ride. The Guinness Book of World Records has declared it "the longest, toughest horse race in the world". Many, many riders don't get around. (Obviously I'm going to, because stubborn.)

It probably goes without saying that I'm excited enough that I haven't really stopped shaking since last summer, when they offered me one of the few spots available to Americans.

What I may not have told you is that the race is for charity. Half of the money raised goes to Cool Earth, which is the charity chosen by the Derby organizers. Cool Earth works with indigenous populations to halt rainforest destruction. The other half of the money I raise will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF/Doctors Without Borders). I chose MSF as my charity because of the extraordinary work that they do in providing emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare around the world. They provide life-saving care to the most vulnerable people in the most harrowing situations around the world, and I am proud to be able to contribute to their work in any small way that I can. I am very, very grateful for any contribution you may feel compelled to make!

$2,181

 

109% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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  • Sam Atwood

    $111.11

  • Sam

    $100

  • Jonathan Zuck

    $100

  • Peter Buehner

    $100

  • Margaret and John Atwood

    $250

  • Jonathan Rigg

    $150

  • Paula Marcus-Platz

    $100

  • E. Freed

     

  • Peter, Amy, and Stuart McNaughton

    $100

  • Tiffer

    $25

  • Grace Richards

    $25

  • Frenchie

    $30

  • Eleanor Brodrick

    $50

  • Jenny, Chris, Caroline and Eliza Lesky

    $100

  • Lindsay Murphy

    $100

  • Jerome Copulsky

    $25

  • Juny Bayard

    $25

  • Jean Detert

    $25

  • Jamie (Klimberg) Seltzer

    $50

  • Virginia Rotteveel

     

  • Bernard Pollack

    $100

  • Sarah, George, Alexis & Charlie

    $25

  • Meghan

    $60

  • Caroline Janover

    $50

  • Sue Shepard Jaques

    $50

  • J Rigg

    $50

  • Pui Shen Yoong

     

  • Katrine scholl

    $25

  • Lee

    $20

  • Peter Stewart

    $100

  • The Gonzalez Family

    $50

  • Bennetts Creek Farm

    $100

  • Corinne Stephenson

    $15

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Organized by

Julia Stewart

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Corinne Stephenson

Corinne Stephenson

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Bennetts Creek Farm

Bennetts Creek Farm

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Gonzalez Family

The Gonzalez Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lee

Lee

DONATION: $20

Proud to know you, Julie. 3 years ago

Katrine scholl

Katrine scholl

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Pui Shen Yoong

Pui Shen Yoong

3 years ago

J Rigg

J Rigg

DONATION: $50

Go, GO, GO !!! and give my love to Mongolia !! 3 years ago

Sue Shepard Jaques

Sue Shepard Jaques

DONATION: $50

Julie, even though you are doing all the work, this is given as a tribute to my dear old friend, your remarkable, fearless mother. 3 years ago

Caroline Janover

Caroline Janover

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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