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13.1 Miles for 400,000 Foster Children

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December 03, 2012

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BENEFITING: FOSTERING MEDIA CONNECTIONS

ORGANIZER: Beth

Kim Ish

THE STORY:

Fostering Media Connections Organizer Beth Fraker wrote -

Running 13.1 miles isn't easy but neither is a childhood spent in the foster care system...

So, we are running the beautiful San Francisco Half Marathon on February 3rd to raise awareness and support for the over 400,000 children across our nation who experience foster care.

Fostering Media Connections (FMC) uses the power of the media to give voice to their stories, engage communities in solutions, and engender political will to create policies that will improve the lives and the odds of children in foster care. As an example: in California, FMC played an integral role in getting television and newspaper coverage on the plight of youth who "age out" of foster care in order to get AB12 passed -- a bill which extends foster care benefits from age 18 to 21 and gives these young people a real chance to make it and succeed!

Founded by award-winning journalist, Daniel Heimpel, FMC has also launched two innovative programs to raise up the next generation of social change agents: Through "Guardians of Social Change" FMC is training former foster youth in journalism so that they can tell their own stories... Powerful! And through "Journalism for Social Change" -- now a course at UC Berkeley -- FMC has developed curriculum to train and raise up a cadre of young journalists who will use their platform to change the world for these children and beyond!

Come join the team or support me or one of our racers as we remember and help give voice to these precious ones across our country in foster care. These kids matter and your support will help change their lives!

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$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • A fan of Kim Ish!

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • EMSL

    $20

  • Your #1 Secret Admirer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • you don't know me

    $50

  • Michael Neri

    $25

  • yet-to-be-born nephew.

     

  • Alex Capasso

    $25

  • Pete & Diane Hamilton

    $25

  • Sharon Yamamoto

    $25

  • Cheryl Hartshorn

    $25

  • Duane & Linda Barker

    $25

  • Darlene Larson

    $50

  • Uncle Don & Aunt Mary

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

     

  • Santa

    $10

  • Uncle Ping & Aunty Lillian

    $25

  • Carol B.

    $25

  • Carol G.

    $25

  • Ruben & Mary

    $25

  • Diane F.

    $50

  • Cathy B.

    $10

  • Matt Ish

    $25

  • Mike & Sylvia Fajen

    $50

  • Ashley

    $25

  • Aunty Joan & Uncle Dave

    $100

  • Mike and Jo

    $20

  • Linda H.

    $10

  • Cathy C.

    $10

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118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $12,719 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Beth Fraker

Amount Raised

$4,201

 

28% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Sarah Penzel

Amount Raised

$2,195

 

220% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jan Lindenthal-Cox

Amount Raised

$2,120

 

106% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Shannon Nicholson

Amount Raised

$1,305

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Kim Ish

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Abby Goldware

Amount Raised

$1,123

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Alan Tiber

Amount Raised

$525

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Daniel Heimpel

Amount Raised

$75

Donor Comments

Aunty Joan & Uncle Dave

Aunty Joan & Uncle Dave

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Mike and Jo

Mike and Jo

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Linda H.

Linda H.

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Cathy C.

Cathy C.

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Ashley

Ashley

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Mike & Sylvia Fajen

Mike & Sylvia Fajen

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Matt Ish

Matt Ish

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Cathy B.

Cathy B.

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Uncle Ping & Aunty Lillian

Uncle Ping & Aunty Lillian

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Carol B.

Carol B.

DONATION: $25

6 years ago