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Josh Yank via Crowdrise
June 08, 2012

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BENEFITING: PANTHERA

EVENT DATE: Jun 03, 2012

Josh Yank

THE STORY:

On June 3rd, I will participate in the 2012 Minneapolis Half-Marathon. I've decided to use this event to fundraise for one of my favorite charities - Panthera. Panthera's mission is:

"To ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action."

And wild cats can use all the help they can get. Poaching and habitat loss have placed them in a precarious position. Here are some statistics from Panthera:

  • 100 years ago, as many as 100,000 wild tigers lived in Asia. Today, there are fewer than 3,200.
  • Lions are classified as a "vulnerable" species by the IUCN and are considered "endangered" in Central and West Africa.
  • Jaguars occupy less than 40% of their historic range.
  • The remaining population of wild snow leopards is believed to be between 3,500 and 7,000 individuals.

Unless a concerted effort is made, we will lose our wild cats and the ecosystems they anchor. These things not only enrich our lives, they are linked to our survival as a species.

Believe it or not, I'm not trying to bum you out here. Organizations like Panthera are making a difference (click on the cat names above to check out some of Panthera's programs).

But Panthera can't do it alone. It's our duty to support the causes we believe in. That's why I'm running in support of Panthera. I hope you will join me and make a small donation on their behalf. Let's do our part to save big cats.

Thanks!

- Josh

PS. To visit Panthera's website, click here.

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To This Fundraiser

$765

MONEY RAISED
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  • hilary stowell

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bubba Sparks

    $50

  • Reed

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Abi Lene

    $20

  • Jane Yank

    $30

  • Rick Ross

    $20

  • God

    $15

  • Maytsua and Family

    $30

  • Ann Hall

    $10

  • Anesh Patel

    $25

  • GARY GEKKO

    $100

  • Napkin Dinger

    $25

  • Jane and Andrea

    $25

  • Margie Schaefle

    $10

  • Dan Smith and Leslie Johnson

    $230

  • Bonnie

    $25

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153% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Bonnie

Bonnie

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Dan Smith and Leslie Johnson

Dan Smith and Leslie Johnson

DONATION: $230

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Margie Schaefle

Margie Schaefle

DONATION: $10

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Jane and Andrea

Jane and Andrea

DONATION: $25

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Napkin Dinger

Napkin Dinger

DONATION: $25

The Brothers Marathon, almost there! 5 years ago

GARY GEKKO

GARY GEKKO

DONATION: $100

For all my peeps!!! 5 years ago

Anesh Patel

Anesh Patel

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ann Hall

Ann Hall

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Maytsua and Family

Maytsua and Family

DONATION: $30

You are awesome! Best of Luck homie! 5 years ago

God

God

DONATION: $15

Good luck cobbs 5 years ago