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Million step March for Batey 105

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April 10, 2017

I finished on April 9th with 969,854.  I would have been able to finish today but I injured my hip flexor yesterday and cut my walk short.   See more
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THE STORY:

 In 31 days in March I will attempt to walk 1,000,000 steps (about 16.3 miles per day) to raise money for education for Batey 105 (this is a village in Dominican Republic that I visit 2-3 times each year). I'm not entirely possible that my body will allow this to happen since I've only accomplished this feat of 16.3 miles once in my life that I'm aware of.  It's possible that this will slip into April, but the goal is by March 31.

While 16.3 miles a day seems like a lot for you or me, it is nothing extraordinary for the sugar cane workers of Batey 105.  Not only do they put this type of mileage on their bodies, but they do it in extreme heat and humidity while handling a machete and carrying cane stalks.

This 16.3 miles also represents the physical distance between Batey 105 and an excellent education in La Romana. This money is being raised for the kids of Batey 105 to begin to get a great education.  Currently we are sending 6 students to an institute in La Romana.  This will grow to 12 students in April, and we hope to add this opportunity for all children at some point.

The money raised for this will go to Fairmount Presbyterian Church and will be held for Batey 105, specifically for education related expenses for the children.  These expenses include:  Molly Roach- English tutor and early childhood education teacher.  Alianza Institute (English learning institute).  Transportation to and from school.  A future fund to send elementary students to La Romana for early childhood education (starting in pre-school).

Please consider a donation of $x per mile that I walk in the month of March. The total journey will be just over 500 miles.

To see more visit: https://www.facebook.com/Batey-105-1523798121172963/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$29,651

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kurt Zitzner

    $25

  • Peter and Janet Scheid

    $500

  • Brad and Andi Zitzner

    $5,000

  • Thea White

    $1,000

  • Dave and Stephanie Bosler

    $500

  • Kurt and Jennifer Zitzner

    $475

  • Jim and Pat Neville

    $250

  • John and Peg Zitzner

    $1,136

  • Dan Kramer

    $100

  • Bill Matthews

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Chris Keller

    $250

  • Rebecca Rubinstein

    $25

  • Beth Lynch

    $25

  • david hurst

    $100

  • Jake Crocker

    $250

  • Andrew Wilson

    $50

  • David Flora

    $2,000

  • John Balzer

    $215

  • Ann and Chuck Zellmer

    $500

  • Dave Bosler

    $1,000

  • Brendan Pham

    $150

  • Walter and Jean Kalberer

    $2,500

  • Kay Ingersoll

    $12,000

  • Bob Matthews

    $500

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119% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $29,651 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brad Zitzner

Amount Raised

$29,551

 

118% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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david hurst

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Bob Matthews

Bob Matthews

DONATION: $500

11 months ago

Kay Ingersoll

Kay Ingersoll

DONATION: $12,000

12 months ago

Brendan Pham

Brendan Pham

DONATION: $150

12 months ago

Dave Bosler

Dave Bosler

DONATION: $1,000

12 months ago

Walter and Jean Kalberer

Walter and Jean Kalberer

DONATION: $2,500

12 months ago

Ann and Chuck Zellmer

Ann and Chuck Zellmer

DONATION: $500

Your commitment is fabulous 1 year ago

John Balzer

John Balzer

DONATION: $215

1 year ago

David Flora

David Flora

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

DONATION: $50

I love Batey 105 and FPC! And Brad! 1 year ago

Jake Crocker

Jake Crocker

DONATION: $250

1 year ago