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May 04, 2011

Support sweet Pauline at Daraja Academy. Almost to $1,000 in donations! Well, almost. Clink on the link for more info.  See more
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THE STORY:

This year is the 100th anniversary of the famous Bay-To-Breakers race here in San Francisco.  We have Daraja supporters here in the Bay Area running, walking and cheering at the Bay-To-Breakers to fundraise for our girls in Kenya.  At the exact same time, 10,000 miles across the world, the girls of Daraja will be running a course of the exact same length: 28 laps around the campus, equalling a 12k.  Each runner or cheerleader/group (that's us!) is paired with one Daraja student, and together they will fundraise to support the school.

I've been involved as a member of the advisory board of the Carr Educational Foundation (501(c)3), the parent foundation for the Daraja Academy, for nearly 2 years now. I went to high school with founder Jason Doherty and have found him and his wife Jenni to be an inspiration!!  Daraja has grown every year, opening the doors to  77 amazing, talented, brilliant girls who would have no means for a secondary education, were it not for Daraja.  You can read all about Daraja here:

www.daraja-academy.org

This year our team has been paired with a freshman student at Daraja Academy named Pauline. 

Read more about Pauline here:

Pauline is an exceptional young woman who was ranked third girl in her primary school.  Within a few weeks of starting at Daraja Academy, it was discovered Pauline has epilepsy.  She grew up passed from grandmother to aunt, and there was never enough money to treat and control the illness.  At Daraja she is under the care of the best doctor in Nanyuki who is working on controlling her seizures.

Pauline is estranged from her family and relies heavily on the love and support found at Daraja.  Now that the school is aware of her illness and the students have been made aware of her epilepsy, Pauline has felt a tremendous weight lifted from her shoulders.  The staff at Daraja looks forward to seeing how Pauline progresses throughout the year.  

 

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To This Fundraiser

$450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dee Andrews

    $25

  • Linda and Al Leck

    $100

  • Abby Johanson Church

    $50

  • Rick Gessner

    $25

  • Buz & Jan Johanson

    $100

  • CHANDLER GALS

    $25

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45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $450 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

CHANDLER GALS

CHANDLER GALS

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Buz & Jan Johanson

Buz & Jan Johanson

DONATION: $100

Just because it is a very GOOD thing 6 years ago

Rick Gessner

Rick Gessner

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Abby Johanson Church

Abby Johanson Church

DONATION: $50

Daraja is changing lives in Kenya. Keep up the good work, Jason and Jenni. 6 years ago

Linda and Al Leck

Linda and Al Leck

DONATION: $100

Goooo Team Church! We are behind you and the school! 6 years ago

Dee Andrews

Dee Andrews

DONATION: $25

You guys rock! 6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

Shhhhhhh, the only reaon Im helping you gouys (all 4) out is you are the coooooolest family in the Daraja Family. But, I am in a serious competition against my friends and family and now, rather moving forward... Im in the hole. But, the feeling of gratitude is worth more than gold, considering Leila Ali thinks you are the "most" I'd have to agree, thanks for believing in us!!! 6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

This is for all the girls at Daraja making a difference in their own lives and the lives of their families. Cheers to all your hard work, determination, passion and huge lungs (for running this race!!!). Keep it up! 6 years ago