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Joe, Emre, & Dylan
Joe, Emre, & … SAYS:
Dear Supporters of the Daraj…
Dear Supporters of the Daraja Academy,

This morning at 7am, we ran the Bay to Breakers race in honor of the girls at Daraja Academy. With a grand total of $7,495 raised in our campaign, we raised $2500 more than last year and collected money to pay for three girls' tuitions at Daraja.

Overall, the Running for Daraja campaign raised over $110,000 (including the Bay to Breakers race and sister races in Vienna, Melbourne, and Richmond, VA).

On behalf of Jason & Jenni Doherty (the founders of Daraja) and the girls at Daraja Academy, we would like to thank you so much once again for your generosity. Your willingness to embrace this cause directly affected the education of three girls in Kenya.

We hope this will only be the beginning of your support for Daraja Academy.

Sincerely,

Joe Farned, Dylan Croll, and Emre Sonmez
5 years ago
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Kat Gregory
Palo Alto, CA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 25, 2011
Stuff About Me:

MY VISION:

A great strength of feet for a great feat of strength.

Running has changed my life, for good. It has imparted to me a community, a sense of confidence, and an identity. I’ve learned to trust myself and my friends and to carry the spirit of the runner to everything I do. I know that I live a charmed life for reasons largely due to chance, and I wish to use my passion to effect positive change.

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ON RACING FOR DARAJA:

Outside of Nanyuki, Kenya, a school called Daraja Academy provides brave, exceptional girls with a secondary school education to break the cycle of poverty through what is called the Girl Effect. Each year, I fundraise and run with Daraja to show these students the same support I show my teammates here and to give them the chance to forge a life for themselves. Three years ago, I ran the Bay to Breakers race for Hadija Hussein Abullahi. Two years ago, I ran for Fatuma. Last year, I ran for Pauline. You have the power to change a girl's future. What are you going to do with it?

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WHY DO YOU RUN?

"Because you're wondering if your grandchildren will too. Because its raining. Because you can, and others can't. Because its faster than walking. Because that shaky-leg-thing is all about nervous energy. Because you can't fly. Because you can fly. Because your personal best is just that, yours. Because the pain of a blister is nothing compared to the pain of stopping. Because you like the resistance the wind gives you. Because you like the resistance you give the wind. Just Because." -NYC Marathon Ad

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Kat Gregory's Fundraisers

Stanford's Lady Trees race the Golden Gate Relay to support Organs R Us

Stanford's Lady Trees r…

Amount Raised:

$605

 

101% Raised of $600 Goal

Lady Trees for Life 2017

Lady Trees for Life 2017

Amount Raised:

$975

 

163% Raised of $600 Goal

Lady Trees for Life

Lady Trees for Life

Amount Raised:

$250

Kat and Pauline's Race for Daraja

Kat and Pauline's Race …

Amount Raised:

$750

 

750% Raised of $100 Goal

Team Priory for Daraja

Team Priory for Daraja

Amount Raised:

$560

 

560% Raised of $100 Goal

Kat's Bay to Breakers For Daraja 2011

Kat's Bay to Breakers F…

Amount Raised:

$350

 

350% Raised of $100 Goal