Greg Kwedar's Fundraiser:

Climbing massive mountains on the Tour de France course for Rising from Ashes!

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BENEFITING: Rising From Ashes Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 07, 2014

Greg Kwedar

THE STORY:

UPDATE: I am overjoyed and humbled to report that due to the immense generosity of so many close friends and family (60 in fact!) that I have crossed my fundraising goal for the Trois Etapes. I'm speechless, grateful, and ready to take on these mountains knowing so many people I love are behind me. But there are still a few days left to contribute - and if you've thought of supporting me let's keep this momentum and make an even greater impact with our programs at the Rising from Ashes Foundation. Thank you from the deepest well of my heart. 

Greg

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My name is Greg Kwedar and I'm riding the Trois Etapes to support Team Rwanda and the growth of cycling in Africa. More than that, I'm supporting these men who have become ambassadors of peace to millions around the world. I've known these cyclists for the last four years as I've walked alongside them producing the film Rising from Ashes. Now I support them as the Executive Director of the Rising from Ashes Foundation. I'm privileged to call them my friends. They are my heroes and I truly believe it is one of the most powerful and magical things happening on the continent of Africa - in the entire world. www.rfafoundation.org

I'm not a cyclist by background. I'm new to Lycra (and shaved legs). The Trois Etapes is one of the toughest Pro/Am cycling events on Earth. Our team of seven riders and one Team Rwanda pro will climb three mountains on the Tour de France course in the French Pyrenees. IT WILL BE THE HARDEST PHYSICAL CHALLENGE OF MY LIFE. http://troisetapes.org/

I'm asking for your support. My goal is to raise at least $10,000 to support the Rising from Ashes Foundation and three specific programs:

Watch this video to learn more.

1) The development of the first world class cycling training facility in Rwanda the "Africa Rising Cycling Center"
2) The launching of the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy which is developing the next generation of young cyclists in Rwanda
3) The showing of Rising from Ashes across Rwanda, creating a resulting forum for Team Rwanda Riders to speak to their own countrymen about the power of sport to bring people together.

So whatever you are compelled to give - is an honor. It will fuel each mile of training and each french fry I pass up. My hope is to raise funds but also encouragement and emotional support.

Thank you for your friendship.

As Rafiki from Team Rwanda says - "Team is Team"

Greg

P.S. Huge thank you to Jack and Adams Bicycles in Austin, TX for all of their support of my campaign! jackandadams.com

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To This Fundraiser

$11,386

MONEY RAISED
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  • Henry

    $25

  • Lauren (Kwedar) and Clint Cockerell

    $50

  • Caitlin Carter

    $50

  • Roy & Nancy Cronk

    $100

  • Luke & Ashley Korem

    $50

  • Nancy Schafer

    $50

  • Annie OSullivan

     

  • RON POWELL

    $100

  • Veronica and Craig Beardsley

    $100

  • Frank & Joan Conn

    $50

  • Professor Dumpster (Dr. Jeff Wilson)

    $100

  • Suki Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Michael Kurt and Alisha Huettig

    $50

  • Marisa Schieda and Chris Tindell

    $50

  • Kendall & Cory Christofferson

    $50

  • Terry & Ann Powers

    $50

  • Deb and Andy Sewell

     

  • Debbie and Larry Kalas

    $500

  • Nancy Pine

     

  • Deanna and Phil Walker

    $50

  • Jennifer Kuczaj

    $100

  • Sam Whiteside

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rick and Kristel Carter

    $500

  • Bradley Jackson

     

  • Molly Christie Benson

    $100

  • Grandma and Cyn Carter

    $100

  • Katherine & Andrew Threlkeld

    $100

  • Jack and Adams Screening

    $407

  • Mike and Phyllis Kwedar

    $500

  • TC and Kristen Johnstone

    $100

  • Carol Kemmerly

    $50

  • Andrew and Amy Carter

    $400

  • Kirk and Britt Carter

    $500

  • Roy & Nancy Cronk

    $100

  • Randy & Stephanie Tedy

    $100

  • Bob and Sue Lazear

    $100

  • Rex, Kathy, Ken & Patrick Ennis

    $100

  • Polly and Jay Schaudies

    $500

  • Jeff,Pat,Luke,Maddi,Will Carter and Lucy and Frank Reardon

    $600

  • Danny ad Shalyn Bravens

    $50

  • Juan

    $50

  • Brian Fenn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • J Waldron

    $150

  • Summer & Jon Lang

    $500

  • Sonya & Amar Tanna

    $100

  • Andrew Disney

    $50

  • Joel Thomason

    $500

  • Linda McKinley

    $100

  • Shannon Service

    $200

  • Susie and Bernie Carter

    $150

  • Andrew and Lindsey Dickson

    $100

  • Dan & Susan Miller

    $50

  • Ted and Carrie Hill

    $100

  • Brad & Noelle Otts

    $100

  • Steve and Courtney Miller

    $100

  • E & S Jackson

    $1,000

  • Travis Helm

    $50

  • Jake Hamilton

    $200

  • Deborah and Jimmy Sparks

     

  • Stracka!

    $169

  • Sean the Soundguy

     

  • Teresa and David Hood

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kelsey Carpenter

    $50

  • Anne & Ryan Ponsonby

    $50

  • John and Sonia Boudreaux

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gwen & Bruce Flory

    $100

  • Doug and Nancy Hultquist

    $100

  • Tom and DelRae Schickedanz

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Teala Hellwarth

    $50

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114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Teala Hellwarth

Teala Hellwarth

DONATION: $50

I apologize for not getting this to you sooner. Hopefully you can still put it to good use. 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

charge those mountains ..... God Speed comrade 12 months ago

Tom and DelRae Schickedanz

Tom and DelRae Schickedanz

DONATION: $100

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Doug and Nancy Hultquist

Doug and Nancy Hultquist

DONATION: $100

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Gwen & Bruce Flory

Gwen & Bruce Flory

DONATION: $100

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