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Marisa's 900 mile trek

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Marisa Bennett

THE STORY:

My name is Marisa and I am 14 years old. In June, my family and I will take off for a bicycling tour over the Sierra Nevada mountains to the California coast. We will start in Reno, NV. ; go up and over the mountains to the Oregon border, then west to the coast of California down through the Valley of the Giants, and end up in San Francisco, CA. We will be doing 60-80 miles a day between campsites for a total of more than 900 miles! (Ouch! I hurt just thinking about it!) In addition, we will be bringing everything we need on our bikes, stopping at local stores for food, and camping out in tents.



To commemorate this adventure, I want to dedicate my ride to raising money for The Seeing Eye, an organization that provides guide dogs to people who are blind. Ever since I can remember, my auntie Gin has relied on her Seeing Eye dog to guide her safely from one place to the next. She’s always told me that her dog gives her the courage and the confidence to go anywhere and do anything.



A few years ago while visiting The Seeing Eye, I had the chance to see what it’s like to be guided by a dog. I remember closing my eyes tight and wrapping my hand around the harness handle. I could feel the willingness and desire of the dog to work. I gave the command to move forward and we were off in a flash. Initially the desire to see where I was going was almost overwhelming, but I soon came to trust the dog and his ability to keep me safe. After those brief moments being guided, I can better imagine the freedom and independence my Aunt must feel with her Seeing Eye dog.



My goal is to raise $5,000 for The Seeing Eye. If you will help support my ride, I will be most grateful and I promise to work that much harder. Be sure to follow my progress on my Facebook page. I will be in some remote areas with no cell coverage, but I will post when I can get my Iphone to work.



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To This Fundraiser

$1,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim & Ginger Kutsch

    $500

  • Sheryl & Hans

    $100

  • David and Colleen Cleaveland

    $100

  • The Orchinik/Desonie Family

    $25

  • The Roberts Family

    $25

  • The Vicker Family

    $25

  • Byung-Chan Lee

    $100

  • The Stratton Family

    $25

  • Elaine Hyde

    $100

  • Patti, Emily & Becca Spindler

    $100

  • Goodman Family

    $25

  • Newenhouse Family

    $150

  • Lee

    $500

  • Ralph and Doris Guyon

    $50

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37% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,825 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Ralph and Doris Guyon

Ralph and Doris Guyon

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Lee

Lee

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Newenhouse Family

Newenhouse Family

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Goodman Family

Goodman Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Patti, Emily & Becca Spindler

Patti, Emily & Becca Spindler

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Elaine Hyde

Elaine Hyde

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Stratton Family

The Stratton Family

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!! Have a great time! 4 years ago

Byung-Chan Lee

Byung-Chan Lee

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Vicker Family

The Vicker Family

DONATION: $25

Go Marisa ! Lead the way ..... 4 years ago

The Roberts Family

The Roberts Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago