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Team MWCT NYC Marathon 2013

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THE STORY:

"Never forget a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead.

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” –Desmond Tutu

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.

The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them.

That's what MWCT is all about...a pioneering partnership between professional conservationists and dynamic young Maasai leaders to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely.

MWCT's efforts are focused on the Maasai communities and landscapes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills, within the world-famous Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem. This is Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa", deep cloud forests on hills over the savannah teeming with wildlife and Mt. Kilimanjaro rising out of the plains. The Maasai communities of this area own all of the land between the protected National Parks and within their land lie critical wildlife migration corridors and habitat reserves, forests that are carbon sinks and rivers and springs that supply the fresh water not only to this ecosystem but to more than 7 million people in Kenya, including the 2nd largest city.

MWCT funds and operates programs that promote sustainable economic benefits from conserving this ecosystem. Lease payments for conservancy zones, carbon credits, payments for watershed protection, sustainable eco-tourism, wildlife monitoring and security, conservation and tourism employment...these are just some of the ways the organization is creating a cutting edge model of successful community-based conservation. And these benefits go where the community needs them most: Education and Health programs.

To read in more detail about MWCT's work, click here to see our full brochure. 

And we need your help! Lions, elephants, great herds of antelopes...and the Maasai. These are treasures the whole world cherishes.

Asante Sana

$5,700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Missy Nystrom

    $100

  • Ash Love

    $10

  • brian goldberg

    $100

  • Tam

    $50

  • Pablo and Gabi

    $26

  • Resa

    $30

  • Whitney

    $40

  • Miriam

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $1,000

  • Russ and Rob

     

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Nancy Crippen

    $20

  • Ruth Graham

    $50

  • Caroline Green

     

  • The Jablonski Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Helaine Smith

    $25

  • Joan

    $50

  • G Ghuman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Al Goldberg

    $250

  • Ryan Johnson

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $25

  • Carol and Bill

    $150

  • Lauren and Santos

    $50

  • Tim Seaman

    $20

  • Dan Orchard

     

  • Damian

    $50

  • Diane and Jenna Switzer

    $250

  • Sarah & Brock

     

  • Tricia

    $30

  • bruce and joanie

    $25

  • Britta Beckstead

    $20

  • Wally

     

  • Erin Kerr

     

  • Kelly Cotter

    $20

  • Ankush and Ritu

    $50

  • Karen and Stan Smith

     

  • Melanie Jessee

    $26

  • Bryan Petit

    $25

  • J Fidler

    $26

  • Sally, Deb and Seamus

    $100

  • Jessica Foster and Brandon Westmoreland

    $20

  • Chrissy & Kristy

    $25

  • Paula Stenberg and Jay Beckstead

    $50

  • Wendy Cartledge

    $300

  • Robyn and Mike

    $40

  • Dan and Jhoanna

     

  • Joey & Kimmy Hartwell

    $25

  • brian goldberg

    $62

  • Molly Miller

    $25

  • MaryEllen & Jerry Carlo

     

  • Eric and Danny

     

  • Tom

    $50

  • Louise Pillittieri

    $20

  • Elly Lengwin

    $50

  • Theresa Boak

    $20

  • Mark and Lori

    $200

  • Christine Doering

    $30

  • GoRogue Crew

    $75

  • Susanne, Madi & Al

    $150

  • Alice and Jim Engdahl

    $100

  • Christian Bartley

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Heavenly Bodies Clinin

    $200

  • Oussou

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katie Soares

    $25

  • Blitz Samaritano

    $25

  • Pam Peace

    $100

  • Ward Family

    $25

  • Sarah Zeigler

    $75

  • Tom and Sue Benson

    $100

  • Nino & Sarah La Rosa

     

  • Rolf Fraser

    $30

  • Sam and Lillian Hill

    $100

  • Jim and Lise Van Brunt

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $100,912 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Team Firefox

Amount Raised

$21,726

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Andrea Sullivan

Amount Raised

$8,338

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Drew Foley

Amount Raised

$5,957

Fundraiser Title

Missy Nystrom

Amount Raised

$5,700

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Vanessa McMann

Amount Raised

$5,306

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Juan Leon

Amount Raised

$5,228

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Scott Dunn

Amount Raised

$5,125

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Bel StJohn

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jim and Lise Van Brunt

Jim and Lise Van Brunt

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sam and Lillian Hill

Sam and Lillian Hill

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rolf Fraser

Rolf Fraser

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Nino & Sarah La Rosa

Nino & Sarah La Rosa

We love you Missy! Run, Run, Run!!!! 4 years ago

Tom and Sue Benson

Tom and Sue Benson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sarah Zeigler

Sarah Zeigler

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Ward Family

Ward Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Pam Peace

Pam Peace

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Blitz Samaritano

Blitz Samaritano

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Katie Soares

Katie Soares

DONATION: $25

Good luck, MIssy! You have been such an inspiration to me. Keep impacting lives! I miss you! 4 years ago