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signed up for four http://bit.ly/AwjgWd events! including the 17mile Ederle! swam 4000yds in 56:20 last night. IU pool  See more

BENEFITING: King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2012

ethan herschenfeld

THE STORY:

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).

ABOUT ME

  • Crowdrise Member Since: Jan 22, 2012
  • Home: Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Stuff About Me: Performing, investing, swimming, reading fiction (Roth, Hesse, Murakami, Vonnegut, Irving are some of my favorites). 
  • Why You Should Vote for Me: No scandals, no false promises, no flip flopping.

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    $100

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    $22

  • Lidia Fluhme

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  • Mike Kay

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Donor Comments

Margie

Margie

5 years ago

Mike Kay

Mike Kay

DONATION: $28

Go Ethan! Here's to get you to 250. btw, this donation site is a bit of a rip for small donations. You know they charge $3 a pop? Would be better to get a little more of that to the cause. 5 years ago

Lidia Fluhme

Lidia Fluhme

DONATION: $50

I know you can get it done! 5 years ago

Lola

Lola

DONATION: $22

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Sasha B

Sasha B

DONATION: $50

$50 now, and I'll give another $50 if you finish! 5 years ago