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ABB & Palms Birth House's Fundraiser:

Horse-heading Challenge 2012

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BENEFITING: BUMI SEHAT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2012

ABB & Palms Birth House

THE STORY:

Want to explore an exotic island, make two grown women act like fools, and raise money for a worthwhile charity...without ever having to leave your house? Well, now is your chance!

The 2012 Horse-heading for Birth challenge is officially under way!
 
“Awesome! But what the heck are you even talking about?!” Good question.
 
Miriam Pearson Martinez and Lorie McCoy, owners of the Palms Birth House and Amazing Births & Beyond- and two certifiably colorful personalities - are headed off to Bali to take part in an extraordinary 10 day total immersion birthing workshop and along the way they’ll be raising money to help curb the mortality rate of Indonesian women. You probably didn’t know it, but it’s not uncommon for mother and child to die during labor over there. Trust us, whatever kinds of hardships you face on a day-to-day basis pale in comparison to being a poor, pregnant Indonesian woman with no access to healthcare.
 
Fortunately, there is help.
 
The Bumi Sehat Foundation International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the impoverished women of Indonesia obtain the proper birth care they desperately need so that mother and child stay safe. The Bumi Sehat Foundation is not only a beacon of hope, it quite literally saves lives.
 
“Ok, but how are they planning on raising these funds?” By wearing horse heads and taking awkward photos of themselves in weird places! Duh.
 
Here’s how it works. You cough up a mere 25 bucks then tell them what kind of odd picture, wearing a horses head you want and they’ll do it! Whether it’s riding an elephant, walking through ruins, or playing with monkeys, they’ll do it. On a plane, in a market, at a disco, or hugging some cops, you name it, they’ll do it. Tell them to wear that horse head on a beach at dawn during sun salutations and it’s as good as done! Whatever your idea, as long as it doesn’t land them in an Indonesian prison, they will do it! Not the creative type? Don’t worry, go for the ‘surprise me’ option. These two good-hearted oddballs are never short of ideas and are willing to take ‘horsing around’ to the next level! You don’t need to be creative. You just need 25 bucks!
 
25 bucks, two women wearing horse heads in odd locations, helping impoverished Indonesian women. It just makes sense.
 
Please! Please! Please help these intrepid travelers behave like blatant idiots and at the same time ensure that pregnancy is a beautiful beginning, not a tragic end.
 

To get started:

*Hit the DONATE button (on the top right of the page)
*Contribute $25 or more if you're feeling giddy!
*Tell us in the (comment section) what antics you would like to see.
*Friend Lorie & Miriam on Facebook and "LIKE" Amazing Births & Beyond and the  Palms  Birth House
*Join the "event" on facebook to follow the fun and see the awkward photos as they happen in exotic Bali! If you friend the girls, they will tag you.  Be aware that internet connections in the Indonesia are well, sketchy...so posts will happen when possible and ALL pics will posted upon return if not sooner.
*Sit back, relax...and laugh your "ass" off!

Be assured, all monies go directly TO Bumi Sehat through Crowdrise Fundraiser.

DEADLINES:

These kooky ladies need to know your "demands & donations" by October 5th before embarking on the trip.

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lorie McCoy

    $25

  • Jen Andrews

    $25

  • Tricia Krefetz

    $50

  • Victoria Valderrama

    $25

  • gina Loyek

    $100

  • ibu stacy

    $25

  • Sandi Blankenship

    $40

  • Amanda Castorino

    $25

  • Rick Dickert

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cherrise Pawlak

    $25

  • Colleen Scarlett

    $25

  • Ana Leduc

    $25

  • Terri Stetz

    $25

  • Holly Zurer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • David and Angie

    $25

  • Joanna de Velasco

    $25

  • Shtulman Family Chiropractic

    $25

  • Eddy & Kristine Casimir

    $25

  • 4th Avenue Investments, LLC

    $25

  • Courtney McMillan

    $25

  • The MacMunn Family

    $25

  • David Lubetkin, MD

    $100

  • Colleen Bach

    $25

  • Miriam Pearson-MArtinez

    $100

  • Tove and Brad Chamness

    $50

  • Placenta Tree Midwifery (Eunice Romero)

    $25

  • Stacy Greenberg & Family

    $25

  • Sara Ormes

    $30

  • Penny

    $25

  • Debbie Christian

    $25

  • Esther Otero

    $100

  • EXPRESS CLAIMS, LLC

    $25

  • Rivkah Estrin

    $25

  • Jenny & Joe

    $25

  • Jason and Andrea Sprague (Logan and Abigail too)

    $25

  • The Dorrs

    $100

  • Lopker Family

    $25

  • Walt and Linda Badore

    $25

  • Cindy Marler

    $25

  • Connie Granja

    $50

  • Connie Mullen

    $25

  • Kathy Bonkowski

    $25

  • Sophie "Bird" Palazzo

    $50

  • Dr. Melissa Maher & Steve Maher

    $25

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166% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,655 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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ABB & Palms Birth House

Amount Raised

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166% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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gina Loyek

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Donor Comments

Dr. Melissa Maher & Steve Maher

Dr. Melissa Maher & Steve Maher

DONATION: $25

Hmm I've done some research, possibly white water rafting, or somewhere in MT Agung... Donating in Memory of Jennifer T's angel & Jenna D's twins angels in heaven 4 years ago

Sophie

Sophie "Bird" Palazzo

DONATION: $50

No picture necessary, but if you feel so inclined, maybe the horses would like to do some yoga :) 4 years ago

Kathy Bonkowski

Kathy Bonkowski

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Connie Mullen

Connie Mullen

DONATION: $25

In honor of my gorgeous Granddaughter Evelyn! 4 years ago

Connie Granja

Connie Granja

DONATION: $50

Lorie, Have a wonderful time in Bali! I just know you will make a huge impact! Thank you for all you do to help, motivate, educate and empower women. You are truly an inspiration. <3 Have fun and go crazy with those horse heads! Surprise me!! :) Much, much love! Connie Granja 4 years ago

Cindy Marler

Cindy Marler

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Walt and Linda Badore

Walt and Linda Badore

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Lopker Family

Lopker Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Dorrs

The Dorrs

DONATION: $100

We would like to see you in horse-heads either scaring the crap out of REAL horses... OR kissing a diety/holy man 4 years ago

Jason and Andrea Sprague (Logan and Abigail too)

Jason and Andrea Sprague (Logan and Abigail too)

DONATION: $25

Hug some babies and/or some animals and send a picture to Logan and Abigail! 4 years ago