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Kim and Fatuma's Daraja Race for 77

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Bay to Breakers

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2011

Kimberly Florence

THE STORY:

Daraja Academy is a boarding secondary school for Kenyan girls with top academic scores and exceptional leadership skills but no means to continue their education.  The academy provides shelter, food, healthcare and counseling services which allows students to focus on their academic and personal potential, without being hindered by the everyday barriers of poverty.  

For the last 4 years, I've been a part of this amazing project as a member of the board of directors for the Carr Educational Foundation.  Being a part of the Daraja family has truly been an amazing experience.  This spring, we are participating in a unique fundraiser.  While I cheer on the amazing runners and walkers supporting Daraja at the 100th annual Bay-To-Breakers here in San Francisco, Fatuma Mohamed, along with 76 of her fellow students will be running 28 laps on the Daraja campus in Kenya. 

Fatuma comes from a small rural town called Merti. She lived with her loving parents,  four sisters and five brothers. Unfortunately her father died in an accident which left her uneducated mother looking after the whole family. Her local community is comprised mainly of pastoralists. They are caring and work together, however the town does not have a reliable source of water nor electricity. During primary school, Fatuma was incredibly determined and would wake up before sunrise to study. She helped her mother fetch water from the local river that was 3 miles away. The burden of these responsibilities took a toll on her schoolwork but Fatuma never took her eye off secondary school.

I am asking my friends and family to be a part of this historic occasion by becoming a sponsor for Fatuma as she runs her laps.  You decide how much you want to give, $1 per lap,  $5 per lap, $1 for each girl that runs (77 total), $1 per lap per each girl that runs (28 x 77).  It is up to you.  I'm looking for at least 10 sponors for Fatuma.  And I will keep you updated on how much we have raised.  Each girl on campus has a sponsor raising money either as a racer or as a cheerleader.

Let's reward Fatuma and the girls of Daraja for every lap they runs, trust me, they deserve it!!

Check out our website- www.daraja-academy.org 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,106

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kimberly Florence

    $77

  • Risser Family

    $100

  • Ted and Heidi Harris

    $100

  • Blair Family

    $50

  • Littlest Spears

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cody

    $25

  • John B.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dodini Family

    $50

  • The Lucia Family

    $50

  • Kari Ann

    $50

  • Abelmanns

    $25

  • Aller Family

    $50

  • Skip and Ann

    $100

  • Parker Neilson

    $50

  • MJ and Kathryn Pritchett

    $50

  • Jamie

    $77

  • Gerulat Family

    $50

  • Betsy and Larry Mufson

    $100

  • Fins

    $40

  • Me

    $150

  • Charlie Watkins

    $25

  • Anne Madsen

    $60

  • Watson

    $77

  • Samuel Florence

    $250

  • Astrid and Thomas VanWagenen

    $50

  • Moss Children

    $50

  • Ellie Marble

    $25

  • Laila and Mason

    $25

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211% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,106 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kimberly Florence

Amount Raised

$2,106

 

211% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ted and Heidi Harris

Amount Raised

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Paul Florence

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Donor Comments

Laila and Mason

Laila and Mason

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ellie Marble

Ellie Marble

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Moss Children

Moss Children

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Astrid and Thomas VanWagenen

Astrid and Thomas VanWagenen

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Samuel Florence

Samuel Florence

DONATION: $250

Because my mama is awesome. 6 years ago

Watson

Watson

DONATION: $77

Go Kim and Fatuma! 6 years ago

Anne Madsen

Anne Madsen

DONATION: $60

6 years ago

Charlie Watkins

Charlie Watkins

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Me

Me

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Fins

Fins

DONATION: $40

6 years ago