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I'm Running With Ed

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February 07, 2018

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THE STORY:

My pal Ed began Journey: The Ed Colina Foundation in order to provide food, medicine and education to folks in Kenya. He visits areas in need of assistance and helps set up community programs that will sustain local programs after his foundation moves on to help others. In 2012 I helped raise funds to build and equip a classroom in one of Ed's preschool projects, and have been pleased to share his inspiring story with others. In the past 4 years drought has devastated much of East Africa, including parts of Kenya where The Ed Colina Foundation has made connections with local folks. The drought has placed a heavy burden on those whose lives are already tenuous: the elderly, the disabled, and the infirm. Ed has started a feeding program for the elderly, especially those who care for their disabled and ill grandchildren and children. He currently feeds about 100 people at a cost of just 25 cents per person per day. Ed helps feed 100, and he knows more are suffering. Ed wants to expand his feeding program and I want to help him do it. Here's my plan... I am a 66 year old who runs for fun and health. I usually run between 15 and 30 miles each week, depending on the race I am training for. My goal is to use my running as a way to raise money for Ed's work. I am pledging to contribute 50 cents for each mile I run to The Ed Colina Foundation emergency food program. I expect to run over 1000 miles this year. Those miles will provide the money Ed spends to feed a family of five for a year! Runners, I'm hoping you will join me in this important work, and pledge your pennies (or more) to match the miles you run...and send the funds to The Ed Colina Foundation's emergency feeding program. Not a runner? That's not a problem! Bystanders, I hope you will pledge your pennies (or more) to match the miles I run...and send the funds to The Ed Colina Foundation's emergency feeding program. My goal is to help Ed feed 100 people...please join me in making this goal a reality. Thank you.

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$683

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Gerrish

    $100

  • Carol Gerrish

    $44

  • Michael Gerrish

    $111

  • William Barclay

    $50

  • Dorothy Everin

    $100

  • Michael Gerrish

    $25

  • Michael Gerrish

    $23

  • Paula and Steve

    $40

  • Michael Gerrish

    $41

  • Michael Gerrish

    $36

  • Michael Gerrish

    $30

  • Michael Gerrish

    $50

  • Michael Gerrish

    $33

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8% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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The Team: $683 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $33

2 weeks ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $30

3 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $36

I ran and walked 72 Miles this month...that means $36 more for the Ed Colina Foundation's Emergency Feeding Program! If you are tracking/underwriting my miles or making a one-time donation, it's time to click the big DONATE button and get on the Fundraiser Trolley! Thank You all! 4 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $41

Running 82 miles in September means a $41 contribution this month to The Ed Colina Foundation's Emergency Feeding Program in Kenya. Still on pace to run 850 miles this year...maybe I can make 900! 5 months ago

Paula and Steve

Paula and Steve

DONATION: $40

5 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $23

August was a travel month! We were amazed by the eclipse in Georgetown, South Carolina and delighted as we visited a number of sights in Virginia with granddaughter Isabelle. Still, I ran 46 Miles, so this month's contribution to Ed Colina's Emergency Feeding Program is $23. Starting in September I am training for 3 Half Marathons in the next 6 months, so the miles will start to pile up. Why not join me in helping Ed by signing on to run with me or match my miles with a regular contribution? It's more fun when we run together! You may find out how to participate in my team by reviewing my CrowdRise page. If you need help, just give me a shout. Thank you! 6 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $25

My July run tally was 50 miles, so I'm sending $25 to Ed for his emergency feeding program in Kenya. 7 months ago

Dorothy Everin

Dorothy Everin

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

William Barclay

William Barclay

DONATION: $50

8 months ago