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Run for the elephants

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October 07, 2011

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THE STORY:

Rika, Lisa, and I are running for the elephants. We intend to give a small donation to the International Elephant Foundation to celebrate my first *half* marathon and I invite you to join us in supporting this non-profit organization.

The mission of the IEF is "to support and operate elephant conservation and education programs in managed facilities and in the wild, with emphasis on management, protection and scientific research. Since 1999, IEF has provided support to over 80 elephant conservation projects worldwide."

Today elephants are under threat - see this excerpt from their wikipedia entry

"At the turn of the 20th century, it is estimated that elephants numbered between 5 and 10 million, but hunting and habitat destruction had reduced their numbers to 400,000 to 500,000 by the end of the century. In the ten years preceding 1990 the population more than halved from 1.3 million to around 600,000, largely caused by the ivory trade. While elephant populations are increasing in parts of southern and eastern Africa, other African nations report a decrease of their elephant populations by as much as two-thirds, and populations in even some protected areas are in danger of being eliminated."

These, large, intelligent creatures need our help if they are to survive.

"The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? And if the answer is no, then people worldwide have got to say: 'Yes, elephants are a glory and a splendour and a wonder and we should not be responsible for their disappearance. And we are prepared to do something about it'." - Sir David Attenborough

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To This Fundraiser

$360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Antony Adler

    $10

  • Rika Anderson

    $10

  • The Anderson Family

    $75

  • Justin So

    $20

  • Britta A.

    $10

  • Jane McCamant

    $10

  • Karl and Inga

     

  • Matt Sternfeld

    $20

  • Tanya Taylor and Matthew Grenning

    $10

  • Mieko Matsumoto

    $15

  • Bruce and Peggy

    $50

  • Pesto

    $15

  • Judith Adler

    $75

  • Marcela

    $15

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The Team: $360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Antony Adler

Amount Raised

$360

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Rika Anderson

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Lisa Anderson

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Judith Adler

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Donor Comments

Marcela

Marcela

DONATION: $15

Run Tony! Run Rika! 5 years ago

Judith Adler

Judith Adler

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Pesto

Pesto

DONATION: $15

I hope you dress as an elephant for the 1/2 6 years ago

Bruce and Peggy

Bruce and Peggy

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Mieko Matsumoto

Mieko Matsumoto

DONATION: $15

Happy Belated Birthday, Tony. Have a good run :) 6 years ago

Tanya Taylor and Matthew Grenning

Tanya Taylor and Matthew Grenning

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Matt Sternfeld

Matt Sternfeld

DONATION: $20

For your birthday. And the elephants. 6 years ago

Karl and Inga

Karl and Inga

6 years ago

Jane McCamant

Jane McCamant

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Britta A.

Britta A.

DONATION: $10

6 years ago