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GO! St. Louis Team For Kids

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April 08, 2012

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BENEFITING: GO! ST. LOUIS

ORGANIZER: GO! ST. LOUIS

EVENT: GO! for a Cause

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2012

Kathy Collier Paul

THE STORY:

So many of you know my story....In 2008 I came to Forest Park to watch Katie in the Read Right and Run marathon. My brother was running the 5k as well. I could barely walk from where we parked to watch them. My brother inspired me.  In July 2009 at 342 pounds I began to get control of my eating and lose weight. In Dec. 2009 knowing fitness had to be part of this journey, I asked my brother to help me learn to run.  I trained, with his constant encouragement, beginning by running just 60 seconds at a time. In April 2010 I ran every step of my first 5k at the Go St Louis weekend.  Its a wonder a finished because everything made me cry. The starting line, being among so many runners, when the volunteers held water out to ME...fat girl Kathy....

I thought at the time that the race was a finish line, but really it was a starting line for me.  I have continued to train and eat healthfully. It is a constant daily struggle to make wise choices and not give up when the going gets tough.  Running teaches me that. In 2011 I ran not only the 5k, but ran some of and completed my first half marathon.  What I learned from that weekend is that you can't always be in control of influences on your running and even though I walked more than I wanted, that day was still an incredible accomplishment.  I am tougher and believe in myself more than I ever have. To date, I have lost 120 pounds, logged countless miles and It is my goal to run every step of the April 2012 half marathon. 

I'm running for Go! St. Louis Team for Kids because I have lived the power of fitness changing your life. My girls and I run together. I have witnessed transformations in my own Katie and other girls as they work toward running goals in Girls on the Run. My girls think of me as a fit person and understand that fitness is part of our life.  Who would have ever thought that three years ago? I have changed our future and the Team for Kids can change other kids' futures. 

My goal is $500. This is a scary number to me, and I appreciate EVERY contribution no matter how big or small. Thank you for visiting my page and for any contribution you make. 

Help GO! St. Louis®  Empower Kids Through Fitness

by either joining the team or making a one-time individual tax deductible donation by clicking on the green Donate button on the right.

GO! St. Louis Team for Kids is the official charity team for GO! St. Louis.  This exciting new team will help you train for a race at the 2012 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend®, while raising funds to help us in our mission to fight the raising rate of youth obesity.

We created this new team out of an increased interest in expanding our local youth fitness initiatives at a time of crisis for many young children, who continue to fight a lack of physical exercise and ultimately an obesity problem than can lead to a lifetime of health issues. We have expanded our youth programs over the years to reach at-risk children – more than 20,000 in 2011, but we need to do more, and we need your help.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,056

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica Haralampiev

    $10

  • Kevin and Susan

    $40

  • Erin Anderson

    $15

  • Becky Shoemaker

    $15

  • Tadros Family

    $20

  • San

    $25

  • Dave and Mandy Monje

    $10

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Sandy Fehlig

    $10

  • Jim, Jen & Katie French

    $20

  • Cindy V.

    $20

  • Megan and Tom

    $25

  • Trisha Yettke

    $20

  • Cam Newman

    $25

  • The Riggs Family

    $25

  • Katie and Abbey

    $20

  • Regan Horn

    $10

  • Peyton and Nathan Monje

    $20

  • Taylor and Drew Shoemaker

    $11

  • Amy Cobb

    $15

  • Christy Newsham

    $20

  • the Cross family

    $25

  • The Colón Family

    $25

  • Kaitlyn Wetzel

    $25

  • Maryann and Curt

    $25

  • The Berger family

    $25

  • Chris Clay

    $40

  • Dennis and Diane Peterson, Debra, Karim and Sophia Loulaf, Derek and Jodee

    $75

  • Cathy Kopp

    $20

  • Uncle Bud and Aunt Mary

    $25

  • Diane Harris

    $20

  • Mary Ann Sutton

    $25

  • Donita Hippensteel

    $15

  • Patty DeVuono

    $15

  • Michelle Simmons

    $25

  • Jen Bartin

    $15

  • Kirsten Koch

    $25

  • Lynn Anne Dale

    $15

  • Diana Brockman

    $25

  • Connie Otto

    $10

  • Lyn Hawkins

    $10

  • Alex Nolfo

    $25

  • Molly & Greg Heckenberg

    $25

  • Ann Ross

    $10

  • Aria Gabler

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

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211% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,260 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Little

Amount Raised

$1,156

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Collier Paul

Amount Raised

$1,056

 

211% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz and Mike Barnes

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Calloway

Amount Raised

$655

 

131% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer O'Neal

Amount Raised

$651

 

130% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

GO! ST. LOUIS

Amount Raised

$627

 

5% Raised of$13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Collier

Amount Raised

$565

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Yount

Amount Raised

$500

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Aria Gabler

Aria Gabler

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Ann Ross

Ann Ross

DONATION: $10

You are an inspiration! 8 years ago

Molly & Greg Heckenberg

Molly & Greg Heckenberg

DONATION: $25

Go Kathy! 8 years ago

Alex Nolfo

Alex Nolfo

DONATION: $25

Yay Mrs. CP! 8 years ago

Lyn Hawkins

Lyn Hawkins

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Connie Otto

Connie Otto

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Diana Brockman

Diana Brockman

DONATION: $25

RUN GIRL RUN! 8 years ago

Lynn Anne Dale

Lynn Anne Dale

DONATION: $15

8 years ago

Kirsten Koch

Kirsten Koch

DONATION: $25

8 years ago