As anyone who has seen the photos on our walls, we greatly admire & cherish the animals of Africa. As many as 100 elephants are killed each day for their ivory. An alarming rate that risks them being extinct as soon as 2020! This senseless slaughter feeds a lucrative, global black market for ivory, and I am hoping that with your support we can help save these majestic, intelligent and gorgeous creatures. I am running to raise money for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. The DSWT has successfully rescued, hand raised and rehabilitated more than 180 elephant orphans before reintegrating them into the wild. Currently, there are more than 90 milk-dependent orphan elephants under their care.