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Katherine's Half Marathon for the Thornree Project

Organized by: Katherine Abegg

Katherine's Photo

EVENT DATE Aug 29, 2015

THE STORY:

I had the pleasure of meeting and studying with Mark in the Fall of 2012. He stood out as an impeccably dignified, kind and intelligent child. We hiked a mountain together and he walked slowly behind me looking after me, knowing that I was not used to the rocky Kenyan hills. He displayed natural compassion and wisdom. He is an inspiring young man and it is my goal to do all that I can to give him the tools that will help him to thrive and share his gifts with the world. While we were hiking, he spoke to me earnestly of his hope to attend secondary school. His passion for learning was apparent. He asked me if I could sponsor his schooling. At that time, I could not afford the tuition on my own, but I promised him there and then that I would personally see to it that he had the opportunity to attend secondary school. This run is the continuation of me making good on that promise. He will soon be entering his third year and I am here to raise the funds for his last two years of secondary school. He is such an exceptional student that I expect he will go to college. Any additional funds we can raise will go to his college education. I am sending this message to you because everyone deserves and education. And this boy is dear to me. It would mean the world to me if you would please take a moment and contribute at a level that suits you. And, to anyone who wants to take a day at the beach, the race is on Saturday August 29th at the Rockaway beach boardwalk. Come pat me on the back and buy me a frozen. All my love to each and every one of you!! xoxo, Katherine

$1,140

 

76% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian

    $100

  • Deborah Gellis

    $50

  • Beau & Jodi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lindsay

    $50

  • Solomon Shankar Morris Monga

    $50

  • Kerri

    $50

  • Betsy Cohen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • the Sterns

    $50

  • louise van engelsdorp

    $50

  • Michelle, Luis & Lucienne Torres-Peglau

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Christopher Pelham

    $20

  • Yasuko Kasaki

    $100

  • Linda Pagan

    $100

  • Tim

     

  • Daniel & Tanya Maté

    $40

  • Matt

    $50

  • Emilija G-K

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

Katherine Abegg

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Good luck Kat. You are amazing. 3 years ago

Emilija G-K

Emilija G-K

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Daniel & Tanya Maté

Daniel & Tanya Maté

DONATION: $40

Go, Katherine, go! 3 years ago

Tim

Tim

My extra amount for good luck--I'm sorry I can't attend! 3 years ago

Linda Pagan

Linda Pagan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Yasuko Kasaki

Yasuko Kasaki

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Christopher Pelham

Christopher Pelham

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Michelle, Luis & Lucienne Torres-Peglau

Michelle, Luis & Lucienne Torres-Peglau

DONATION: $100

With all our love for this beautiful thing you are doing Kat... 3 years ago

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