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Lanette's Elephant Bike Ride

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BENEFITING: African Wildlife Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 09, 2015

Lanette Anderson

THE STORY:

There are so many worthy causes out there to support. Most of the time my focus is squarely on agricultural issues but the reports I keep hearing on the news about the massive scale killing of elephants in Africa has really tugged at my heart strings and made me want to get involved.

We all know that elephants in their native environments are threatened but in the last few years poaching has escalated dramatically. According to a new study published by the National Academy of Sciences, ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years. In central Africa, the hardest-hit part of the continent, the regional elephant population has declined by 64 percent in a decade. At this alarming rate wild elephants could be extinct in 11 years. This massive killing is fueled by the ivory market and executed by terrorist organizations like al-shabaab and Boko Haram. These groups are equipped with advanced weaponry and use the sale of the ivory to fund their attacks.

Rather than being simply overwhelmed by such a bleak situation I want to try to contribute to the effort to protect these majestic creatures. I have already donated what I can afford but I want to do more and I'm hoping for your support. I will be biking 100 miles August 9th in support of elephant conservation. I'm turning to you my friends and family to help me reach my goal of raising $1500 for the African Wildlife Foundation's emergency response fund to deal with this urgent problem. I believe in our strength together and that our colective voices can be louder and our actions more powerful than these poachers and ivory merchants. Any amount you give is so appreciated. Thank you for helping to save these beautiful giants!

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$1,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason McKenney

    $100

  • Joey

     

  • Maisie

     

  • Colleen

     

  • Will/Amy/Zachary

    $100

  • Bruce, Nancy, Evelyn, and Owen

    $100

  • Michael & Sylvie

    $100

  • Team McRaj

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bryer-Bass Family

    $75

  • Tawny, Peter + Athena

    $100

  • Diane and Steve Ciesinski

    $150

  • Angie and Joe

    $50

  • Claire & Steph

    $50

  • Patty and Dick Ward

     

  • Priscilla & Scott McKenney

    $50

  • Steve and Pam Rayborn

    $25

  • Samantha

    $25

  • Jasha

    $10

  • Patti Anderson

    $200

  • Steve & Astrid

    $150

  • Willow

     

  • Brooke McKenna & Family

    $25

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113% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,700 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lanette Anderson

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Patti Anderson

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Brooke McKenna & Family

Brooke McKenna & Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Willow

Willow

3 years ago

Steve & Astrid

Steve & Astrid

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Patti Anderson

Patti Anderson

DONATION: $200

We love you and are so proud of you. Hope your ride is not too daunting and that you are filled with and float on pride for such a marvelous feat. With love and admiration from your mom and dad. 3 years ago

Jasha

Jasha

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Samantha

Samantha

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steve and Pam Rayborn

Steve and Pam Rayborn

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Priscilla & Scott McKenney

Priscilla & Scott McKenney

DONATION: $50

A good cause - we'll be thinking of you. 3 years ago

Patty and Dick Ward

Patty and Dick Ward

Such a wonderful cause. Good for you both! Good luck and have a blast! 3 years ago

Claire & Steph

Claire & Steph

DONATION: $50

3 years ago