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THE STORY:

On October 24, 2015 Kyle and I will be participating in our first 10K race, as a part of the Rock'N'Roll race weekend.

We have been training hard (Many of you know that I have a bad knee, but so far it's holding up! Please keep your fingers crossed!)

We are running in support of the John Volken Foundation - which supports addiction treatment and research, which is a cause that is close to our hearts.

Please consider supporting either Kyle or I in this pursuit. We are each aiming to raise $450 to support this amazing cause.

Thanks for your consideration!

Love,

Alison

 

 

 

John Volken Foundation 

 

The John Volken Foundation was established in 2001 by United Furniture Warehouse owner John Volken. In 2004, John sold United Furniture Warehouse and transferred virtually all of his assents in the foundation and devoted his efforts full-time to the Foundation’s charitable programs Lift the Children and the John Volken Academy. John’s humanitarian endeavors reach 7 countries. In 2014, John was honored with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award for Changing Lives.

 

John Volken Academy

The John Volken Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment center for young men and women aged 18-34 that goes far beyond other treatment centers. Our residents overcome their addictions, as well as further their education, receive extensive career training, and gain all the tools they need for a happy and successful life of sobriety. There are currently three academies in Vancouver, Canada, Phoenix, Arizona and Seattle, Washington. The program’s affordability is at the heart of its purpose. Other than a relatively small one-time admittance fee, the entire costs of the 2-year+ program is paid for by the John Volken Foundation. This includes the students’ housing, food, job training, education, counseling, and more. Our mission is to be a world leader in providing the most effective and most affordable addiction recovery treatment teaching relevant life and job skills, instilling in each of our students the desire to always be the best that they can be for themselves, for their families, and for their community. Visit www.volken.org for more inforamatoin about the John Volken Academy.

 

Lift The Children

Lift The Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to seeking out the world’s most destitute children and providing them with the necessities, training, and inspiration they need to develop, grow and become self-sufficient. We work in some of the poorest slums in the world to provide aide directly to orphanages caring for their children. 100% of all donations go directly to the orphanages as the John Volken Foundation covers all administrative expenses. Lift The Children is inclusive of all faiths, cultures and nationalities and is committed to feeding, educating and lifting children out of poverty. We are helping support over 10,000 children in more than 80 orphanages. 

Lift the Children also implements long-term self-sustainability programs with the goal of educating the poor out of poverty by teaching generations how to increase food production. The backbone of this strategy is based on the agricultural science of permaculture, which mimics natural eco systems to produce more food using fewer resources. Learn more by visiting www.liftthechildren.org.

 

100% of all funds raised by Team Volken will directly support the John Volken Academy and Lift the Children.

To learn more visit www.volken.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter at:

https://www.facebook.com/VolkenAcademy

https://twitter.com/VolkenAcademy

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$310

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Alison Obrecht

    $35

  • Rory Green

    $50

  • Chris Arnet

    $50

  • Uncle Alan and Aunt janel

    $25

  • Sanjeev Parsad

    $50

  • Ryan, Dave and Wendy

    $25

  • TONY AND MARGARET

    $50

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124% Raised of $250 Goal

The Team: $1,390 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rory Green

Amount Raised

$780

Fundraiser Title

Alison Obrecht

Amount Raised

$310

 

124% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Hutchings

Amount Raised

$300

 

120% Raised of $250 Goal

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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

TONY AND MARGARET

TONY AND MARGARET

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ryan, Dave and Wendy

Ryan, Dave and Wendy

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sanjeev Parsad

Sanjeev Parsad

DONATION: $50

Good luck Alison & Kyle! You can do it! 3 years ago

Uncle Alan and Aunt janel

Uncle Alan and Aunt janel

DONATION: $25

Way to go favourite niece! 3 years ago

Chris Arnet

Chris Arnet

DONATION: $50

Go team, Go!!! Better you guys than me! 3 years ago

Rory Green

Rory Green

DONATION: $50

Because Alison is such an amazing person and coworker! 3 years ago

Alison Obrecht

Alison Obrecht

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

You're awesome Alison!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago