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Running for LIFE

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Laci Butler via Crowdrise
April 12, 2013

Halfway there, believing we can get $1,800 more!  See more

BENEFITING: Global Health Innovations

EVENT DATE: Apr 14, 2013

Laci Butler

THE STORY:

I am going to run the Big D Texas Marathon in Dallas on April 14.

That’s 26.2 miles of sweat, challenge, endurance, and pain… and sometimes getting yourself to train daily for the actual race is the hardest part. So as I train, I want to think about something bigger than myself. God placed this desire on my heart a few weeks ago during one of my long runs.

So, how am I going to do this?

HIV/AIDS is still a huge problem killing over 6,000 African people each day. It’s both preventable and treatable. It is estimated that more than 16 million children under 18 have been orphaned by AIDS with 14.8 million of these children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Over 700,000 newly born infants become HIV positive each year with little access to HIV care. Without intervention, 15%-45% of these infants born to HIV-infected mothers get the virus. In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, more than 50% of children will die before their second birthday and 75-90% will die by age five.

Sometimes statistics can make us numb. But we have to remember that each one of those children has a name and a family.. Each statistic is a LIFE.

Global Health Innovations (GHI) is a non-profit organization that exists to design, implement and manage medical programs focused on providing solutions to save lives…one village at a time. GHI has come up with the HITSystem, which stands for HIV Infant Tracking System. The HITSystem provides life-saving interventions to those affected most by HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Malawi. (for more details on the HITSystem, visit www.globalhealthinnovations.org, or the GHI crowdrise page)

My goal: I want to raise at least $3,600 to help support a hospital in Kenya to fund a life-saving maternal and pediatric HIV/AIDS program for six months. ($7,200 would fund a hospital for an entire year!)

What can you do?: Support me by giving one-time donations, pledging an amount per mile, or spreading the word to your friends. 100% of your donations will go toward hospitals in Kenya to help save lives.

Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

I can’t do great things, but I can run with great love. Will you join me?

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To This Fundraiser

$2,202

MONEY RAISED
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  • Casper Steenkamp

    $10

  • Laci Butler

    $20

  • Chandler & Janna Harris

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $51

  • Laurie Musgrave

    $10

  • Frank and Kim Butler

    $100

  • GARY BINGHAM

    $100

  • Don and Holly Gafner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $31

  • Carol and Don Crisp

    $100

  • Dan Butler and Sharon Edelson

    $100

  • Gary

    $50

  • Elaine Yniguez

    $100

  • Jim & Karla

    $50

  • Herb and Gena Cummings

    $100

  • Garrett Jones

     

  • Kristin Strawn

    $20

  • Renea

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $245

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Connor's Song

    $50

  • Papa and Gigi

    $50

  • Gautney Tribe

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peter Breeden

    $75

  • Andrew

    $100

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61% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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The Team: $2,202 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Laci Butler

Amount Raised

$2,202

 

61% Raised of $3,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrew

Andrew

DONATION: $100

CONGRATULATIONS on your first FULL today! I'm not sure whats more impressive; raising money for a great cause or knocking out your first marathon like a champ. Very cool stuff, good luck in the future! Let me know if/when you decide to do another full:) 4 years ago

Peter Breeden

Peter Breeden

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Gautney Tribe

Gautney Tribe

DONATION: $200

We believe in you Laci!!! So proud of how you let God use you...Rock-N-Roll! 4 years ago

Papa and Gigi

Papa and Gigi

DONATION: $50

Laci, We are so thankful to God for you. You are doing great things through him. We wanted to always try and encourage you, but you are the biggest inspiration ever to us. I love your dedication for these people and everyone. When there is a need there's Laci. We Love you. 4 years ago

Connor's Song

Connor's Song

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Connor Lee Deal 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

You go, girl! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $245

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Renea

Renea

DONATION: $50

May God give you the strength to finish the race strong! 4 years ago