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Tigray Trek 282!

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF IMAGINE1DAY INC

ORGANIZER: Ryan

EVENT: #STARTARYOT Challenge

EVENT DATE: Nov 08, 2013

Hannah Yang

THE STORY:

WHAT? The TIGRAYTREK282 is a 282 Kilometer run to be completed by a team of Peace Corps Ethiopia Volunteers.

 

WHERE? Tigray, the northern desert region of Ethiopia. We will run from the town of Hawizen in the north of Tigray to the town of Alamata, in the south.

 

WHEN? We will complete the trek over an 8 day period, from October 31-November 7, 2013. We will stop in a different community each day, as we continue south towards Alamata.

 

WHO? The trek organizers are Ryan Plourde and Ben Morse. Other team members are Hannah Yang, Sally Kintner, and Forrest Copeland. We are all US Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the Tigray Region.

 

WHY?  Why would anyone want to run 282 kilometers in the desert in the horn of Africa?

Ethiopia has arguably the best running culture in the entire world and has generated some of the world’s most elite distance runners. Sadly, this country (which has become our 2nd home as Peace Corps Volunteers) still faces ongoing challenges related to education and health.

What better way to raise awareness in Ethiopia than through running?

We hope to accomplish two goals through this event:

(1) To Raise Awareness about HIV within the Tigray region. As we run through Tigray we will stop in 1 town per day and conduct an educational session about HIV (a total of 8 sessions)

(2) To promote access quality education for all Ethiopian children by raising funds for imagine1day, which is an organization dedicated to the provision of equal access and high quality education for Ethiopian children.

imagine1day supports infrastructural improvements (building schools, libraries, latrines) as well as capacity building (teacher development, business literacy, and leadership training), and more information about specific projects can be found on their website: www.imagine1day.org

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 
― Nelson Mandela

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To This Fundraiser

$1,416

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim and Dayna

    $50

  • Swing Swing Jenny, Yeye, and Nathan

    $120

  • Sean G

    $10

  • David Simon

    $15

  • your German friend

    $20

  • Jen and Mark

    $50

  • Justin Pao

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Padre and Madre

    $560

  • Ellen and Tom Livers

    $25

  • Nathan and Papa

    $150

  • The United Gay Lumberjacks of Helena

    $25

  • Dongbin and Yan

    $30

  • Doug and Margie Krebs

    $25

  • Timothy Yang

    $36

  • Auntie Nancy and Uncle Nick

    $100

  • Larry Moulton

    $75

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The Team: $4,728 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Hannah Yang

Amount Raised

$1,416

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Benjamin Morse

Amount Raised

$1,392

 

14% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sally Kintner

Amount Raised

$875

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Forrest Copeland

Amount Raised

$665

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Ryan Plourde

Amount Raised

$380

 

4% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Larry Moulton

Larry Moulton

DONATION: $75

You're nuts! 5 years ago

Auntie Nancy and Uncle Nick

Auntie Nancy and Uncle Nick

DONATION: $100

We are so proud of your accomplishments!! YOU are making a difference in these peoples lives and they will always remember you......AMAZING!! 5 years ago

Timothy Yang

Timothy Yang

DONATION: $36

Go Hannah! "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." If Forest Gump can do it, you can too...Just keep on running! 5 years ago

Doug and Margie Krebs

Doug and Margie Krebs

DONATION: $25

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Dongbin and Yan

Dongbin and Yan

DONATION: $30

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The United Gay Lumberjacks of Helena

The United Gay Lumberjacks of Helena

DONATION: $25

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Nathan and Papa

Nathan and Papa

DONATION: $150

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Ellen and Tom Livers

Ellen and Tom Livers

DONATION: $25

Hannal--thank you for doing this! 5 years ago

Padre and Madre

Padre and Madre

DONATION: $560

Hannah after seeing you in action in your community, relating to your friends there in Mekele, loving & caring for your compound family like they are your own, spending your energy and expertise to educate, set an bright example and encourage a more healthy and ethical standard of relating and living, we have no questions as to why you have chosen to continue to challenge yourself with the TREK282. We pray that as you challenge yourself to run like never before, to raise money for education and to open the minds and touch the lives of unnumbered people through your care, commitment and great efforts, that you would also continue to stay sweet, sincere, loving and joyful. We pray for your safety and thank the Lord for hearing and answering our prayers for you over the last year. We pray that you will know the Lord's faithful love and care for you just as we do. We pray that you will trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and allow him to lead you! We love you very much. We are honored to have you as our daughter. We continue to trust the Lord for your precious life. Always, with love, mom for papa too 5 years ago

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DONATION: $100

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