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Runnin' Not Walken for Kate's Kart

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Ragnar Relay
February 01, 2017

Here's our start of the 2015 Ragnar Relay. I was leg #1, so I started our team off. It was crazy. It was fun. It was certainly exhausting, but  See more

BENEFITING: KATES KART INC

ORGANIZER: Gabriel

EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2017

Courtney Freiburger

THE STORY:

Gabriel Arnold wrote -

Team Runnin' Not Walken started off in 2015 with a modest hope to raise $1,000 for a charity that we felt was incredible and that we'd love to help, Kate's Kart, by running Ragnar Relay Chicago in June of 2015.  For a bunch of non-runners who had never run a race so grueling and who had never run a fundraiser before, both events were a huge success.  An encore was necessary!

2016's challenges were even bigger.  How do you repeat a great running performance AND expand the fundraiser?  With only 25% of the team coming back, the running part was going to be difficult to say the least.  The fundraiser went off much better.  This time, we wanted to hit a modest 20% increase over 2015's final tally.  Needless to say, we smashed it again!

On our $2,750, we raised almost $1,000 more than we had hoped as we beat our goal by 30% and the previous campaign by over 60%!  This brought our 2-year total to $5,860 donated to Kate's Kart!

Our goal for 2017's campaign is $4,200 so that when we hit that number, we'll hit a $10,000 given over our 3 campaigns.  For a small group with lots of moving parts, that's pretty significant. 

So why are we so passionate about Kate's Kart?  They're an awesome group who gives sick and hurting children in the hospital new books as a distraction to their situation and to foster a love of reading.  There's a lot of little ones represented by our runners and Kate's Kart has been there for some of them and that's why we want to be there for Kate's Kart. 

They're a great cause and one that the more people that seem to find out about them, the more people jump on board with supporting our efforts!  Please consider contributing to our campaign.  We're a year away and our fundraiser won't officially start March 6, 2017 but if you come across this, please help us get a head start!

Thank you for your consideration and hopefully your donation!

Sincerely,

Gabe Arnold and Runnin' Not Walken 

 

 

 

$195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ed and Lauri McNulty

    $25

  • Gene and Margaret Freiburger

    $25

  • Henry Speicher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sarah and Andrew Pyzyk

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,536 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Gabriel Arnold

Amount Raised

$4,211

 

100% Raised of $4,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Freiburger

Amount Raised

$195

Fundraiser Title

Colin Denihan

Amount Raised

$130

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Wyatt Butcher

Amount Raised

$0

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Ryan Koehlke

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Sarah and Andrew Pyzyk

Sarah and Andrew Pyzyk

DONATION: $25

So proud of family and friends that participate in Ragnar to raise money for an amazing cause! Keep it up team! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Henry Speicher

Henry Speicher

DONATION: $50

To help all the other babies and parents out there like I was helped. This is a wonderful cause. 1 year ago

Gene and Margaret Freiburger

Gene and Margaret Freiburger

DONATION: $25

Good luck to everyone! 1 year ago

Ed and Lauri McNulty

Ed and Lauri McNulty

DONATION: $25

Proud of and love you Courtney! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Olivia Thibeau 1 year ago