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I'm Running With Ed

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A Lovely Day for a Run!
June 30, 2017

Following this morning's run I will have sweated through 422 miles this year. That means $211 to Support JOURNEY: The Ed Colina Foundation's  See more
Michael Gerrish

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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$430

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Gerrish

    $100

  • Carol Gerrish

    $44

  • Michael Gerrish

    $111

  • William Barclay

    $50

  • Dorothy Everin

    $100

  • Michael Gerrish

    $25

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5% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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The Team: $430 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

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. 2 weeks ago

Dorothy Everin

Dorothy Everin

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

William Barclay

William Barclay

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $111

As promised, I am pleased to share the mileage tally update with you. So far this year I have run 422 miles! And so, this donation will bring my pledge total to $211...with more miles to come! Runners..please join me in supporting JOURNEY: The Ed Colina Foundation emergency food program in Kenya. Relaxers...you are welcome to join in, too. It's a fundraising party! 2 months ago

Carol Gerrish

Carol Gerrish

DONATION: $44

Happy Anniversary, Mike! Here's $1 for every wonderful year! 2 months ago

Michael Gerrish

Michael Gerrish

DONATION: $100

My initial contribution is my pledge for the first 200 miles I have run this year. Please consider becoming a partner runner or sideline supporter and help The Ed Colina Foundation's emergency feeding program. Thank you. 2 months ago