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Edith Avendano - Vancouver Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon & 10K Run Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

This October I will be running a 1/2 marathon in support of the John Volken Academy, but mostly in support of the individuals enrolled in the programs offered at the Academy who are making life changing choices for themselves. Any donations in support of this cause are much appreciated. Thank you

EVENT DATE

October 23rd to 25th, 2015

 

John Volken Foundation 

 

The John Volken Foundation was established in 2001 by United Furniture Warehouse owner John Volken. In 2004, John sold United Furniture Warehouse and transferred virtually all of his assents in the foundation and devoted his efforts full-time to the Foundation’s charitable programs Lift the Children and the John Volken Academy. John’s humanitarian endeavors reach 7 countries. In 2014, John was honored with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award for Changing Lives.

 

John Volken Academy

The John Volken Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center for young men and women aged 18-34 that goes far beyond other treatment centers. Our residents overcome their addictions, as well as further their education, receive extensive career training, and gain all the tools they need for a happy and successful life of sobriety. There are currently three academies in Vancouver, Canada, Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. The program’s affordability is at the heart of its purpose. Other than a relatively small one-time admittance fee, the entire costs of the 2-year+ program is paid for by the John Volken Foundation. This includes the students’ housing, food, job training, education, counseling, and more. Our mission is to be a world leader in providing the most effective and most affordable addiction recovery treatment teaching relevant life and job skills, instilling in each of our students the desire to always be the best that they can be for themselves, for their families, and for their community. Visit www.volken.org for more inforamatoin about the John Volken Academy.

 

Lift The Children

Lift The Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to seeking out the world’s most destitute children and providing them with the necessities, training, and inspiration they need to develop, grow and become self-sufficient. We work in some of the poorest slums in the world to provide aide directly to orphanages caring for their children. 100% of all donations go directly to the orphanages as the John Volken Foundation covers all administrative expenses. Lift The Children is inclusive of all faiths, cultures and nationalities and is committed to feeding, educating and lifting children out of poverty. We are helping support over 10,000 children in more than 80 orphanages. 

Lift the Children also implements long-term self-sustainability programs with the goal of educating the poor out of poverty by teaching generations how to increase food production. The backbone of this strategy is based on the agricultural science of permaculture, which mimics natural eco systems to produce more food using fewer resources. Learn more by visiting www.liftthechildren.org.

 

100% of all funds raised by Team Volken will directly support the John Volken Academy and Lift the Children.

To learn more visit www.volken.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter at:

https://www.facebook.com/VolkenAcademy

https://twitter.com/VolkenAcademy

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$560

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ed Hipsz

    $30

  • Luis Avendano

    $30

  • Barb Aldaba

    $30

  • Mike Hull

    $30

  • Karen Lidhar

    $25

  • NEKO

    $30

  • Lupita

    $30

  • Bob Smart

    $30

  • Jim K

    $50

  • Gail & Clinton

    $30

  • Gabriela & Hugo Enriquez

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Shelley Lear

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

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112% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Shelley Lear

Shelley Lear

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Gabriela & Hugo Enriquez

Gabriela & Hugo Enriquez

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Gail & Clinton

Gail & Clinton

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Jim K

Jim K

DONATION: $50

Going to a great cause Edith 3 years ago

Bob Smart

Bob Smart

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Lupita

Lupita

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

NEKO

NEKO

DONATION: $30

Awesome! 3 years ago

Karen Lidhar

Karen Lidhar

DONATION: $25

3 years ago