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Lauren Halsey's Fundraiser:

Racing for the Kids

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BENEFITING: Vogel Alcove

EVENT: Flight YPO

Lauren Halsey

THE STORY:

Two years ago I was introduced to Vogel Alcove- an early childhood development center and school for homeless children in Dallas. I had the privilege of touring their original 15,000 sqft. facility in the heart of Downtown, and was immediately taken by the children laughing and playing on the enclosed playground. Earlier that morning, Karen Hughes, CEO of Vogel Alcove, described the trauma that these kids endure each day- from waking up in new and strange places, to the uneasy feeling of not knowing where their next meal would come from. I tried putting myself in these kids shoes, and simply couldn't imagine all the uncertainties they face at such a young age. I often think of the kids smiling faces as they played on the jungle gym that morning, and am reminded of the hope that Vogel Alcove provides for a better future for them. Shortly after that visit, I was asked to join the inaugural board of directors for Vogel Alcove's young professional organization, Flight. I served as the VP of Fundraising for a year and a half, and in that time, established a major fundraising and community engagement event called Flight for the Alcove. Myself, and a handful of individuals, worked tirelessly to make our first event a HUGE success... and it was! This 'Amazing Race' type event has now become a staple for Flight's annual fundraising. We wrapped up our first year as a board by donating more than $50,000 back to Vogel Alcove and serving approximately 10,000 hours of volunteer time. Just recently I was named the President-Elect for Flight, and will serve a 3 year term on the board. And while all these accomplishments are great, I have to say, my favorite part about joining Flight has been the people I have met and the friendships I have made along the way. Now... On to the racing part!! When I decided to participate in my first half Ironman event, I knew I wanted to give back to Vogel Alcove in some way. So, in my hours of running, biking, and swimming I came up with a plan. 70 sponsors for 70 miles! I am combining my love for these kids, and my love for this sport with those that love and support me! On November 8, 2015, I will put on a Vogel Alcove branded tri-suit with the names of 70 individuals on my back, and I will conquer Ironman Austin 70.3!! As I am constantly reminded by in my training- This distance is far too long for you to ever feel "fully prepared". However, if you have the will to fight and the will to win, you can get there! And I know that's Vogel Alcove does on a daily basis- provides these kids with the will to fight for a better future!

$2,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Drew Halsey

    $100

  • Uncle Casey

    $100

  • Cole David Leaverton

    $100

  • R.J. And Anne Ratliff

     

  • Diane and Doug Duncan

    $200

  • Melanie and John Ofenloch

    $200

  • Denise Halsey

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Uncle Scotty

    $100

  • Carol Cook Stiffler

    $100

  • Chad Bruce

     

  • Aunt Robin

    $100

  • Grandma Halsey

    $100

  • Greg Brinkley

     

  • Suzie Bovine

    $250

  • Greg Minkler

    $100

  • Kathrine Brody

    $25

  • Matt McInnis

    $50

  • Alan Yonack

    $100

  • Melissa Jannetta

    $75

  • Jenifer

    $50

  • Dorian

    $100

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108% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $2,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Dorian

Dorian

DONATION: $100

Good luck! 2 years ago

Jenifer

Jenifer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Melissa Jannetta

Melissa Jannetta

DONATION: $75

Your passion towards everything you do continues to be an inspiration to me! Go get'm! 2 years ago

Alan Yonack

Alan Yonack

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Matt McInnis

Matt McInnis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kathrine Brody

Kathrine Brody

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Greg Minkler

Greg Minkler

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Suzie Bovine

Suzie Bovine

DONATION: $250

Go Lauren!!! 2 years ago

Greg Brinkley

Greg Brinkley

2 years ago

Grandma Halsey

Grandma Halsey

DONATION: $100

Thinking of you! Do good! 2 years ago