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October 18, 2014

$1,376 raised for STEPS! THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE! - Kurt  See more
Kurt McKinnis

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,


On October 18th I will be running the Indianapolis Marathon. There is nothing special about that other than I estimate it will take approximately 34,609 strides or "STEPS" to complete the distance of 26 miles and 385 yards.


What is special is that for this marathon I have decided to support the Hall STEPS foundation in their marathon goal of ending world poverty.  STEPS was founded by world-class runners Ryan and Sara Hall.  I have never had the nerve to start my own fund raiser before, but after following Ryan and Sara's careers for several years and recently reading Ryan's book "Running with Joy" I have been inspired by their tremendous faith and commitment to this cause.  Therefore I have decided to give one/penny for every step of my marathon and I am asking you to join me!


Steps partners with leading international and local non-profit in Sub-Saharan Africa  to fund projects that invest in sustainable methods of enhancing access to basic essentials. To date, this has included
1) Clean Water, Agricultural Development, andFood security in East Africa
2) Building a Hospital in the Rift Valley of Kenya and Pemba, Mozambique 
3)Microloans in East Africa
4) Funding running-mentoring programs for at-risk individuals in the US, including a program for Homeless individuals in the US that combines running with learning life skills


For more information:  http://thestepsfoundation.org


Using the theme of how many STEPS it will take me to complete a marathon, I am asking for donations in increments of one penny per step   Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated, but if you would like to follow the penny per step theme here is the conversion.


1 mile = 1,320 steps = one penny/step = $13.20 donation


The goal for my fundraiser 3 marathons worth of steps, which at a penny per step equals $1,038

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Donations are easy and tax deductible. Just go to my website and click the "Donate To this Fundraiser Button".

 
https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiser/edit/runanyrace/kurtmckinnis


I would truly appreciate and be honored by your support.


Sincerely,


Kurt


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To This Fundraiser

$1,376

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kurt McKinnis

    $346

  • L Mason

    $66

  • Keith Beach

    $50

  • Lisa Pantea

    $50

  • Kadir Karul

    $50

  • James Biro

    $50

  • Ellen McKinnis

    $100

  • Linda Akers

    $25

  • Dan & Marilyn McFatridge

    $25

  • Tom & Staci Lee Rice

    $50

  • Chad Unger

    $50

  • Wayne and Betty McKinnis

    $100

  • Lynn Wilfong

    $25

  • Marisa

    $51

  • Marissa Wilcox-Maselli

    $50

  • Jeff Casto

    $25

  • Courtney Rhoades

    $25

  • Wynter Osminski

    $13

  • Kelly Thomas

    $20

  • Trent and Julie Smith

    $20

  • Mark Mimier

    $70

  • Penny & Mick Anderson

    $50

  • Tracy Morris

    $40

  • John and Chris Foxworthy

    $25

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99% Raised of$1,384 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,662 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Rose

Amount Raised

$4,183

 

42% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Van Mersbergen

Amount Raised

$1,800

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Reegis, Michelle & Collie Coburn

Amount Raised

$1,760

 

176% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kurt McKinnis

Amount Raised

$1,376

 

99% Raised of$1,384 Goal

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Matt Wiggins

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

100% Raised of$1,300 Goal

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Derek Neumann

Amount Raised

$1,145

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Jorgen Chapin

Amount Raised

$1,121

 

19% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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Chad Young

Amount Raised

$1,096

Donor Comments

John and Chris Foxworthy

John and Chris Foxworthy

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Tracy Morris

Tracy Morris

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Penny & Mick Anderson

Penny & Mick Anderson

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Mark Mimier

Mark Mimier

DONATION: $70

5 years ago

Trent and Julie Smith

Trent and Julie Smith

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Wynter Osminski

Wynter Osminski

DONATION: $13

In memory of my brother, Sommer (Lee) Anthony Kellogg 5 years ago

Courtney Rhoades

Courtney Rhoades

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jeff Casto

Jeff Casto

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Marissa Wilcox-Maselli

Marissa Wilcox-Maselli

DONATION: $50

Tribute to my brother and his wife, two marathon runners I love and admire. 5 years ago