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Kelley Stroup's Fundraiser:

Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

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BENEFITING: Humane Animal Rescue

ORGANIZER: Humane Animal Rescue

EVENT: DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014

Kelley Stroup

THE STORY:

Oh yay! You've made it! I've been waiting for you guys--welcome, welcome . . . 

Last month, I decided to run a half marathon. I decided this from the wamth and comfort of my couch, snuggled beneath my cozy blanky, possibly with a cup of tea in my hand. It was so awesome(ly abstract)!

And then I had to figure out how to go for a run in 4 degrees with a subzero windchill and hey! Adventure! I love adventure!

And then I had to keep doing that. Because, it turns out, that is how you train for a distance running thing; you have to keep doing it. Repeatedly. Every day, even. Over and over and over and--not gonna lie, my commitment flagged round about the time I discovered I needed to put Aquaphor on my face to keep the frigid wind from cracking it off my skull. 

BUT!

Then I saw a video about running for the Animal Rescue League and and I resolved to carry on, and to make my exertions meaningful beyond my own cardiovascular improvement. 

So I want to make a deal with you. I will do all the heavy lifting: I will drag my butt up and down snow-covered hills in ungodly temperatures for the rest of this winter in order to prepare myself to crawl across the finish line in May, if you will throw a few bucks at the Animal Rescue League. 

Just *click* and then you're done, and I will still be trying not to break a hip on unshoveled sidewalks. I will run and cry and vomit so that as many critters as possible can have safety and warmth and food and, ultimately, good forever homes. 

You see my sweet Karmie's face up there? Or over there on the left, in the slide show? Yessssssss . . . you see that sweet face. That is a SWEET FACE. A sweet, happy puppy face. 

Give that face ALL THE MONEY!

Your donations help to provide:

  • $30 will cover the cost of micro-chipping a cat or dog.
  • $50 will provide low-cost spay/neuter services to a family who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
  • $100 will provide behavioral training for an animal to help her find a new home more quickly.
  • $1,000 will cover the total care for an animal that stays in our shelter for one month.

Help me help the Animal Rescue League help the critters. And THANK YOU. From the bottom of my absolutely frozen, do-I-seriously-have-to-run-in-this-windchill, full-to-bursting over whatever you can give little heart. 

<3

Kelley

 

http://www.animalrescue.org/marathon.

Facebook.com/arlpawsoverpgh

$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beaster, Bradley, Dylan and Selma Pouliot

    $40

  • Mug

    $50

  • Cleo

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Zara Lew Levy

    $25

  • Mort Nigel Karmann Calvin

    $300

  • Yvonne and Mini (the cat)

    $20

  • Roxie

    $20

  • Kota

    $20

  • Dottie

    $50

  • AV and UM

    $50

  • Sage Gordon

    $50

  • Dave & Chris

    $20

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150% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $111,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dan Rossi

Amount Raised

$10,815

Fundraiser Title

Humane Animal Rescue

Amount Raised

$5,456

 

4% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cassidy Wozniak

Amount Raised

$2,820

 

564% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Hohn

Amount Raised

$2,084

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Martina Vasil

Amount Raised

$2,010

 

144% Raised of $1,400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire and Cassie Conti

Amount Raised

$1,870

 

187% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janice and Rob Gatt

Amount Raised

$1,475

 

148% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Howard

Amount Raised

$1,424

 

285% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Dave & Chris

Dave & Chris

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Sage Gordon

Sage Gordon

DONATION: $50

This donation is in memory of our beloved Sage, a German shepherd who died at 9 1/2 years old; as well as in honor of the work Kelley does with the pets living with her and Leif 4 years ago

AV and UM

AV and UM

DONATION: $50

Make it a good run for all the four legged friends who are kind to their Mums........ 4 years ago

Dottie

Dottie

DONATION: $50

I like visiting my family in Maine, exploring the field near my house, eating, sleeping and I love my family, especially the big guy. All dogs should have it so good. Go Kelley! 4 years ago

Kota

Kota

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Roxie

Roxie

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Yvonne and Mini (the cat)

Yvonne and Mini (the cat)

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Mort Nigel Karmann Calvin

Mort Nigel Karmann Calvin

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

Zara Lew Levy

Zara Lew Levy

DONATION: $25

To my brother Zues and sister Zoe who I never met but made my humans the best parents... 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 years ago