BENEFITING: King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2012
My goal is to swim one million meters (1.1 million yards, or 625 miles) in 2012 to raise funds and awareness for APOPO, and their HeroRATs who sniff out land mines and TB faster and more accurately than humans.
APOPO is a social enterprise that researches, develops and deploys detection rats technology for humanitarian purposes.
APOPO has over 300 rats in various stages of breeding, training, or implementation. Their African giant pouched rats are important members of the team, and the driving force behind their life-saving mission. Because of their life-saving abilities, they're called HeroRATs. To learn more about APOPO's work around the world, visit www.apopo.org.
Thanks to the human-and-rat heroes, APOPO's team has cleared more than 2.8 million square meters of land in Mozambique, and increased TB detection rates in partner hospitals by 43%!
In the U.S., APOPO is partnered with the King Baudouin Foundation (U.S.) to accept donations on their behalf. You can visit their website at www.kbfus.org.
All donations made to the million-meter swim in 2012 will be directed to the King Baudouin Foundation's "HeroRAT" fund for APOPO. May I suggest you donate half up front (today, for example) and half when I reach my goal (hopefully by Thanksgiving).
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