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Project AWARE 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Team

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THE STORY:

Hello friends and family! I've joined Project AWARE's TCS New York City Marathon Team to raise funds for ocean protection to help secure a brighter future for the health of our ocean and specifically marine debris and declining shark and ray populations.


As a scuba diver I'm very aware that ocean protection depends on all of our actions, large and small.

Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibilty and Education) supporters know that tackling two of the biggest threats facing our ocean – marine debris and over-exploitation of shark and ray species – is a real challenge, one that we must address together. The Project AWARE marathon team has come together to raise funds and awareness for the plight of our ocean and its wildlife. 

Funds raised by the marathon team supports Project AWARE’s conservation work and fuels the grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet for us today and for future generations.

Supporting Project AWARE's Team helps Project AWARE: 

 

  • Fight to stop the Ugly Journey of our Trash

A staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years. Project AWARE collects marine debris data from divers through its flagship citizen science program, Dive Against Debris™, to help build a clearer picture of the underwater trash that threatens ocean life. With this knowledge, we can help inform community action, identify local decisions, and influence change at all levels. Project AWARE is working with dive volunteers year-round to remove and report trash from underwater environments and pushes for policy changes leading to marine debris prevention at national, regional, and international levels.

 

  • Insist on full protections for the most vulnerable shark and ray species

We advocate for science-based fishing limits for sharks and rays and a precautionary approach to be taken when species information is lacking. We fight the tough, long battles needed to implement protection policies for some of the world’s most threatened sharks and rays – including global wildlife agreements and inter-government treaties like CITES, CMS or regional fishery regimes. Project AWARE is creating a global movement of shark and ray advocates to help protect the most vulnerable shark and ray species

 

  • Negotiate strong policies to ensure a brighter future for our ocean and its wildlife

Together, we’re making strong arguments for change. Scuba divers and eco-tourists represent a powerful economic constituency and economic incentive to protect marine environments. Project AWARE represents your voice, the scuba diver voice, emphasizing the importance of keeping the ocean clean and healthy when and where the decisions are being made.

Thank you for your generous support.

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To This Fundraiser

$976

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren Sims

    $26.20

  • Madison Back

     

  • Karen Dempsey

    $25

  • Kritika Jinagouda

    $25

  • Jillian Biegel

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Crazy Texans

    $100

  • Douglas Booth

    $25

  • Carolyn & J.P. Sims

    $500

  • Lizclaire Tamam

     

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39% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,346 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Muraari Vasudevan

Amount Raised

$4,650

 

186% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anna Zywiolek

Amount Raised

$2,775

 

111% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Sims

Amount Raised

$976

 

39% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kees Edelman

Amount Raised

$695

Fundraiser Title

Erin Vasudevan

Amount Raised

$200

 

8% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Parkinson

Amount Raised

$50

 

2% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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PROJECT A W A R E FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Bouloucon

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lizclaire Tamam

Lizclaire Tamam

3 months ago

Carolyn & J.P. Sims

Carolyn & J.P. Sims

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

Douglas Booth

Douglas Booth

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Crazy Texans

Crazy Texans

DONATION: $100

Run fast. 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jillian Biegel

Jillian Biegel

DONATION: $15

LOVE YOU 5 months ago

Kritika Jinagouda

Kritika Jinagouda

DONATION: $25

Go get em bby!! 5 months ago

Karen Dempsey

Karen Dempsey

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Madison Back

Madison Back

you go girl 5 months ago