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Ken's Amirah 2015 Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: AMIRAH

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Ken MacCuish

THE STORY:

Amirah (\a-meer-ah\) is a non-profit organization located in the Boston area that strives “to provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.”

This April 20th I will be running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for Amirah.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause .  If you are not aware of the scope of commercial exploitation that occurs in Boston, the USA and the world it's time to get informed and step-up to help out.

I considered placing some statistics here on the issue, but really...even if it is just one person, isn't that enough to try and help?

For more information on Amirah please see their website here:

http://www.amirahboston.org/

The StarFish Story - (as told here http://www.esc16.net/users/0020/FACES/Starfish Story.pdf)

A young man is walking along the ocean and
sees a beach on which thousands and thousands
of starfish have washed ashore. Further along
he sees an old man, walking slowly and
stooping often, picking up one starfish after
another and tossing each one gently into the
ocean.

“Why are you throwing starfish into the
ocean?,” he asks.

“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out
and if I don’t throw them further in they will
die.”

“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even
save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you
work all day, your efforts won’t make any
difference at all.”

The old man listened calmly and then bent
down to pick up another starfish and threw it
into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”
 

$1,820

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chakra

    $100

  • Sean Meade

    $100

  • Pat & John Pavlov

    $100

  • Dave Trasher

    $50

  • Brenda Fraser

     

  • Janet Majane

    $50

  • Breeanna Beaupre

    $50

  • Jolie Siegel

    $50

  • Jose Almandoz

    $100

  • David Cook

     

  • Mukesh Chaudhury

    $100

  • Alis Galpchian

    $50

  • Norm Niethold

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anne Coulombe

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Matt Stein and Carolyn Henry

    $100

  • Jack Paynich

    $20

  • Sheila Doyle

    $100

  • Brent Lanier

    $50

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61% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $1,820 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Brent Lanier

Brent Lanier

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sheila Doyle

Sheila Doyle

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jack Paynich

Jack Paynich

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Matt Stein and Carolyn Henry

Matt Stein and Carolyn Henry

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Run strong buddy. Don't forget, if you ever run the NYC marathon you can always stay with us the night before. Cheers Ian 2 years ago

Anne Coulombe

Anne Coulombe

DONATION: $75

Helping people is something I believe in. This is a good cause 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Norm Niethold

Norm Niethold

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alis Galpchian

Alis Galpchian

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mukesh Chaudhury

Mukesh Chaudhury

DONATION: $100

2 years ago