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Kati's Campaign to End Refugee Suffering

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October 04, 2016

Whoop! Whoop!  As of Tuesday October 4, 2016 we've reached my goal of raising $1,000 for the UN Refugee Agency.  I'm keeping the fundraiser  See more

BENEFITING: US Association for UNHCR

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016

Kati Stoddard

THE STORY:

The refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East is weighs heavy on me.  My heart is torn for these people and I want to do something to help. 

So I set up this campaign to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency, which works to safe guard the safety and well-being of refugees seeking asylum in another country.

On Saturday March 12, 2016 I embarked on a quest to obtain Knighthood in the cycling land of Sufferlandria. This entailed cycling indoors on a trainer to 10 approved Sufferfest videos and took just under 11 hours to complete (http://thesufferfest.com/pages/knights-of-sufferlandria).  I raised $175 for the UN Refugee Agency during this quest.  As great as this is, my goal is $1,000 so I am extending my fundraising campaign through my Ironman training and race day.  An Ironman triathlon consists of swimming in open water for 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles. My Ironman is Ironman Maryland and is on October 1, 2016. 

The cyclists who use Sufferfest videos often say we "suffer" as we cycle our way through the videos.  Endurance athletes spend hours on end swimming, cycling and running for the pleasure and reward that comes from digging deep and discovering what you're really made of.  

But here's the distinction, our suffering is elective and reflective of the freedoms and luxuries we enjoy as citizens of free, secure, and democratic countries. My hope is that through my quest for Knighthood and my Ironman journey I can help to alleviate true hardships and suffering of refugees.

Therefore I am asking you my friends if you would considering donating to this cause. Donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated. Knowing there are other people out there who donated to this cause will also keep me going in the hardest times of my training and racing. I know I will keep pressing on because I can't let you down or the refugees you're supporting down. Please join me in supporting this cause that through my "suffering" we can work together to help others suffering in foreign lands find safety, security, and the resources they need to rebuild their lives.

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$1,195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kati Stoddard

    $25

  • Heather Wilkinson

    $100

  • Jessica Willson

    $25

  • David

    $25

  • Vic & Monika Bentley

    $50

  • Sarah Schulwitz & Evan Carpenter

    $25

  • Scott J.

    $25

  • Cristi

    $50

  • Rob Hutchison

     

  • A biking buddy!

     

  • David Allard

     

  • Dwight Hirsch

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bill

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elena and Mike Kolomiets

    $25

  • Scribe

    $100

  • Ingrid Reyes

    $500

  • Kelli Kimber

    $50

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120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,195 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kati Stoddard

Amount Raised

$1,170

 

117% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elena Kolomiets

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Kelli Kimber

Kelli Kimber

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ingrid Reyes

Ingrid Reyes

DONATION: $500

For all those innocents affected by war. 2 years ago

Scribe

Scribe

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Elena and Mike Kolomiets

Elena and Mike Kolomiets

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Bill

Bill

Thank you for helping us to remember to be grateful and generous 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Dwight Hirsch

Dwight Hirsch

Good luck and don't forget to have some fun 2 years ago

David Allard

David Allard

2 years ago

A biking buddy!

A biking buddy!

2 years ago