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July 28, 2016

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BENEFITING: The Leakey Foundation

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

THE STORY:

Humans have always run to help each other. Two million years ago we ran to hunt and provision each other with sustaining food; today we run to raise funds for charities, to promote fitness, and to build community. It really is true that we run to make the world a better place.

Please join Team Leakey and run with us to raise money for scientific research and outreach.

About The Leakey Foundation:

The Leakey Foundation advances human origins research and offers educational opportunities that cultivate a deeper, collective understanding of what it means to be human. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.

We provide venture capital for scientists through research grants and share their groundbreaking discoveries through our storytelling podcast, dynamic website and engaging lecture programs. We also provide scholarships for students from developing countries to complete their Masters degrees or PhD’s, or learn how to conduct scientific fieldwork.

Join Team Leakey:

Run with our Team Leakey Scholars to learn the how what and why of endurance running, all while raising money for a great cause!

Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences and Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Dr. Ian Wallace, Harvard University

Benefits of joining Team Leakey:

  • Official entry in the 2016 San Francisco Marathon held on July 31, 2016
  • Personalized training advice provided by Daniel Lieberman and Ian Wallace of Harvard University.
  • Two free tickets to Being Human: Evolved to Run with Daniel Lieberman at Public Works on Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 pm
  • Listed as an official runner on the Team Leakey Webpage
  • Invitation to join the Team Leakey San Francisco Marathon Facebook group

Fundraising Goal: $400 per person (as required by The San Francisco Marathon)

A generous donor has agreed to match all funds raised, so your contributions will be doubled!

For the team member who raises the most money,  Dr. Daniel Lieberman will offer a comprehensive, individualized one-day running clinic and gait analysis for up to four people in his lab at Harvard University*. This offer includes:

  • Lessons in the basics of traditional running form that should help you avoid injury, increase your speed, and have more fun
  • Drills to help you improve your running skills
  • High-speed video and 3-D kinematic analysis of your running form
  • Respirometry measurement of your running economy (VO2)
  • Biomechanical analysis of your ground reaction forces
  • A run along the Charles River of whatever distance you desire (up to 26.2 miles)
  • Follow-up consultations and coaching for six months by email, phone, Skype, or in person (if convenient)

*Trip to/from Cambridge, MA and accommodations are not included. The visit must be arranged with Dr. Lieberman.

Why should you join Team Leakey?

100% of the funds raised by Team Leakey members will be used to fund scholarships for students to attend field schools in Africa.

Under the tutelage of leaders in the respective disciplines, students will learn hands-on techniques in archaeology, paleoanthropology and primatology in these scientifically resource-rich areas of the world. By enabling bright young scholars to partake in field schools, The Leakey Foundation equips these women and men to assume leadership roles in prehistory research and conservation in the future.

The cost to send a student to field school is not great, but the impact is priceless.

Dr. John Kappelman from the University of Texas-Austin, who runs a field school in Ethiopia, had this to say about the importance of offering these opportunities.

“For the majority of African students, the history of the evolution of our species remains something limited to the pages of a textbook or a website.  It isn’t until they are actually able to see and handle and help recover this record that it comes alive for them.  As one of our students told us, “I never ever thought that I would ever have the opportunity to go to the field – it is my dream come true.”  The support of the Leakey Foundation is critical for both bringing these dreams to reality and building the foundation for our science in the years to come."

Suggested Articles & Links:

Video with Daniel Lieberman from The Colbert Report

http://www.colbertnewshub.com/2013/05/17/16-2013/

Video Human Mammal, Human Hunter - Attenborough - Life of Mammals - BBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=826HMLoiE_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrnj-7YKZE

http://www.runnersworld.com/rt-web-exclusive/daniel-lieberman-10-years-after-born-to-run

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/science/23conversation.html?_r=0

$5,105

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • celeste

    $25

  • Joshua Tobkin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $790

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erik Seiffert

    $50

  • Daniel Lieberman

    $200

  • M E Menninger

    $50

  • Joan Silk

    $100

  • Madhu and Soumya

    $50

  • Benny Halevy

    $25

  • John and Ruth Wallace

    $500

  • Frederick Grine

    $50

  • Cade Warrener

    $25

  • John and Teddy Fleagle

    $200

  • Daniel Sadowsky

    $20

  • jasper, jenni & clint

    $25

  • The Leakey Foundation

    $200

  • William Werbel

    $25

  • Cathy Burke

    $50

  • Jim Haber and Susan larson

    $50

  • Brigitte

    $200

  • Brenna

    $25

  • Daniel Lieberman

    $50

  • Tony Peterangelo

    $25

  • Pascale and Brian Hainline

    $200

  • Diane Court

    $25

  • Mairead

     

  • Ruth Venell

    $100

  • Tamela

     

  • Nicools

     

  • Anne Stone

    $100

  • Nikki, Harold, Stella, Teddy, Flash

    $50

  • Charles Heim

     

  • The San Francisco Venells

     

  • Steph & Chris

     

  • Caterina

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Molly and Mittens

    $100

  • Dara, Jeremy, Ruby, Bean, Jack, Hugo

     

  • John Fleagle

    $100

  • Richard Bentley

    $25

  • Tessa

     

  • Biren Patel

    $25

  • Forrest Hainline

    $25

  • John and Ruth Wallace

    $100

  • John and Ruth Wallace

    $100

  • Uncle Tommy & Aunt Ruth Anne

    $25

  • Kan and Becky Van Es

    $25

  • Matt Cole

    $25

  • Ben Smith-Donald

    $500

  • Simon, Shelah, and Elise Wallace

    $100

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53% Raised of $9,600 Goal

The Team: $5,105 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ian Wallace

Amount Raised

$1,475

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Lieberman

Amount Raised

$1,045

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Venell

Amount Raised

$915

Fundraiser Title

Joshua Tobkin

Amount Raised

$800

 

100% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Smith-Donald

Amount Raised

$500

Fundraiser Title

Hao Chen

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Ervin Herrera

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

The Leakey Foundation

Amount Raised

$60

 

1% Raised of $9,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Simon, Shelah, and Elise Wallace

Simon, Shelah, and Elise Wallace

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ben Smith-Donald

Ben Smith-Donald

DONATION: $500

May the Neanderthal in you bring you the strength to succeed! 2 years ago

Matt Cole

Matt Cole

DONATION: $25

Hope it goes awesome! You are awesome! 2 years ago

Kan and Becky Van Es

Kan and Becky Van Es

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Uncle Tommy & Aunt Ruth Anne

Uncle Tommy & Aunt Ruth Anne

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

John and Ruth Wallace

John and Ruth Wallace

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

John and Ruth Wallace

John and Ruth Wallace

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Forrest Hainline

Forrest Hainline

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Biren Patel

Biren Patel

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tessa

Tessa

2 years ago