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Allen
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BIG June vote for you!!
BIG June vote for you!!
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An April Vote sent your way, along with best wishes. Happy crowdrising.
A return vote would make you the most awesome person ever!
please join or donate if you may and encourage others as well.
Defeat World Hunger: http://www.crowdrise.com/defeatworldhunger
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Hi...a February vote sent your way. Our organization is also fighting against childhood obesity. Children these days are dying from adult diseases due to their weight & issues that come along with that. Our vision is that no child will die from adult diseases. Our mission is to create healthier individuals and families through experiential learning. Please check us out! http://www.LivingWellVillage.org
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Happy, Happy January, welcome 2012!
Here is a January Vote for you :-)
Please join or donate to spread the word about my ISF Mozilla Firefox Challenge the more donated the more we have a chance to succeed at making the world a better place.
http://www.crowdrise.com/ISF2500000Challenge/fundraiser/VampireBrigade
Have the happiest 2012!

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Linda
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Hi...Sending a November Vote…
Hi...Sending a November Vote your way, along with Best Wishes for a successful fundraising Project. November is also Epilepsy Awareness Month, so please think PURPLE for those who live with Epilepsy, including my son, Jason. Also, since to today is Veterans Day, please honor all those who served. Many of the soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with head injuries, will also face living with Epilepsy as a result of their injuries.
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Helene
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October vote for you ! good …
October vote for you ! good luck on your project ! raise a ton of money ! have the best day ever !

PS: please check out my page ! :)
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Allen
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October vote for you!!!! Kee…
October vote for you!!!! Keep up the good work!!
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Happy September!! Here's a v…
Happy September!! Here's a vote for you!! Please take a look at my "Mud For Art" project and give what you can.
Thanks!
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Here's an August vote for you!! Keep up the incredible work!!!!
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Here's a July vote for you -…
Here's a July vote for you - look for my vote next month too .
Visit may page - a return vote would be great (just click the + sign next to my name)
Don't forget to check out my projects - join my team - donations gratefully accepted.
Karen
Unmasking Mental Illness
End Stigma of Mental Illness
Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

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Amber England
Amber England
Oklahoma City, OK United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 12, 2011
Stuff About Me:

Running for a Reason

The latest numbers from a national report on the health of our country left a lot to be desired for my beloved Oklahoma.  Diabetes and cardiovascular disease is on the rise among us, one in three of our children are either overweight or obese and we’re on track to be the most obese state by 2018.   Talk about depressing.  

Fueled by the desire to find meaning in my grandmother’s death from obesity, my own journey to shed 100 pounds four years ago quickly turned into something so much bigger than winning back my own health--it ignited a passion inside me to become a powerful advocate for the obesity epidemic that’s threatening to shorten the lives of this generation of Oklahoma children.   

Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, especially in Oklahoma, is an issue about which I’m extremely passionate and a fight that’s extremely personal to me.  I have two nephews and a niece in my life whom I want to see live long, happy and healthy lives.  And I love Oklahoma, and want to see Oklahoma become the best state in the nation in which to live, work and raise a family.  Our people are top notch--we’re smart, creative, hard-working and genuine.  And our cities have so much to offer in terms of quality of life.  But I know as long as we continue to top the lists of most sick, most obese and least active states in the country, we will never reach our full potential.  

My mentor, Jillian Michaels, often says, “Your health is the foundation from which the rest of your life is built.”  and I couldn’t agree more.  While I believe this is true of an individual's life, I believe it can also be applied to a nation, a state, a city, a neighborhood and a family.  Creating a culture in our country and in our states and in the towns in which our families live, can give us all a strong foundation from which to build exceptional lives and give our children the opportunity to become all they're meant to become in this world. 

I’ve spent the last four years tearing down the unhealthiness in my life and replacing it with a strong and healthy foundation.  Doing so lead me to start my own wellness company and become the director of a statewide iniatiative to end the childhood obesity epidemic in Oklahoma.  It's also brought amazing opportunities for me to share my passion for living well with others.  I believe the time is now to elevate the conversation to a larger audience and help my state build a strong foundation of health for the families who call Oklahoma home.  I believe this starts with educating and empowering the youngest generation of Oklahomans to make the healthiest choices possible and that is why I believe strongly in the work of the Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition and other national groups like the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.  

I was honored to be selected to run the 2011 ING New York City Marathon with Team Healthier Generation and I want to continue running for a reason no matter which race I enter.    Doing so makes me part of the solution to one of the greatest causes of our lifetime--reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and giving a kid the opportunity to live a long, healthy and happy life.    

Amber
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Running for a reason.

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$4,159

 

28% Raised of$15,000 Goal