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Jean Brislance's Fundraiser:

Surf the Murph for Wild and Free

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BENEFITING: WILD AND FREE WILDLIFE PROGRAM

EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2012

Jean Brislance

THE STORY:

We now have an offer for matching funds!  Details below...

Hi, my name is Jean!  I live and work in the Twin Cities, and I have been running for well over 8 years now.  I have participated in over 75 races, including 7 races of at least marathon distance. I am also a lover of birds and animals and have been all my life.

On October 27th, I am running the Surf the Murph 50K Ultramarathon.  It takes place in the rolling hills of Murphy-Hanrehan Park in Savage, MN, and is run exclusively on trails.  It will be my second ultra, but no doubt my toughest race to date.  I have never run a race to raise funds for a charitable organization before, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to start.

Who I am running for: Wild and Free is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in Garrison, MN that is near and dear to my heart.  They take in injured and orphaned birds and animals in an effort to rehabilitate, care for, and release them back into the wild, and they are dedicated to wildlife and habitat education.  I have been a supporter of theirs for a number of years now, and a barred owl, great-horned owl, and an American white pelican that I helped sponsor are now back in the wild thanks to these people.  They do extraordinary work. 

(See Wild and Free's Facebook page for pictures of the animals they have been helping.  Also, here is a great story featuring Wild and Free's involvement with the rehabilitaton and release of a bobcat back into the wild.)

I wanted to do something help Wild and Free because they operate on a shoestring budget and rely so heavily on volunteers and donations (not only money, but even the most basic things like paper towels and garbage bags). 

To put my money where my mouth is, I have started by making a personal donation of $200 to get the ball rolling. 

MATCHING FUNDS: One of the medical and drug suppliers for Wild and Free and the Garrison Animal Hospital is the Pfizer Animal Health Company.  They heard about this fundraiser and wanted to be a part of it.  The Pfizer Animal Health Company has offered to match funds up to $5000!  (More details at the Wild and Free Facebook page) We thank the Pfizer Animal Health Company for their generosity and willingness to particpate in this project.

Update 12-Sep-2012; We have passed the $5000 mark, and your generosity has ensured that Wild and Free will receive the full match from Pfizer Animal Health!  But we do not have to stop there.  Every little bit will only help to support Wild and Free in their efforts. 

Would you consider supporting me in this mission?  Your donations would be tax deductible, and even a small amount would help.  (Note: you do not need to join the Crowdrise website in order to contribute - you can simply click the big orange "Donate" button and it will walk you through the process.)

It would mean a great deal to me if we could team up to make a nice contribution to Wild and Free.  Let's help them help birds and animals get back on their paws, hooves, talons, and webbed feet!

Thank you for your support! 

Jean

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,705

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jean Brislance

    $200

  • Eileen Mehl

    $25

  • Ainy & Jeroy Carlson

    $25

  • Melissa Walker

    $20

  • David and Mary Brislance

    $400

  • Rometta Pellegrini

    $50

  • Courtenay G.

    $20

  • Alena Finsky

    $50

  • Carole Jennings

    $35

  • Marc and Brenda Helmrichs

    $25

  • Jen Ohme

    $50

  • Kevin and Heather Anne McDonald

    $20

  • Al Sherwood

    $50

  • The Zielinski Family

    $50

  • Denny & Mary Thalhuber

     

  • Patricia Westergren

    $50

  • Eric Strand

    $26

  • Katherine Anselment Nelson

    $25

  • Carol Harding

    $29

  • Dan Vogel

    $15

  • David Kingsbury

    $10

  • Paul, Gennifer and Gabrielle Fadden

    $50

  • Dorothy Danielson

    $10

  • The Soup Town Brislances

    $50

  • Nauman Family

    $40

  • Bill and Susie Nelson

    $25

  • Orlene & Darrel Fisher

    $25

  • Lisa Olson

    $50

  • Ken Sandel

    $20

  • Mark & Mary Witte and family

    $1,000

  • Beth Koetting

    $20

  • Elisabeth Brookover

    $50

  • Mike & Edee Conner

    $25

  • Eric & Mei

    $20

  • Barbara J A

    $25

  • Michelle M.

    $20

  • Christina and Tim

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Hanson Clan

    $50

  • Karen Beauford

    $2,000

  • Pete and Joan shields

    $200

  • Jean and Wayne Andreen

     

  • Andrea Brown

     

  • Tammy Adams

    $100

  • Dick & Nancy Collyard

    $25

  • Richard and Phyllis Erickson

     

  • Jellinger

    $50

  • Edward & Shauna

    $300

  • Alissa Lindner

    $20

  • Greg Holde

    $25

  • Ann and Jim Friederichs

     

  • Crystal

    $30

  • Carrie Loebertmann

    $20

  • Ed Thomas

    $25

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Jean Brislance

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Donor Comments

Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas

DONATION: $25

great cause Jean!! 3 years ago

Carrie Loebertmann

Carrie Loebertmann

DONATION: $20

Good luck Jean! 4 years ago

Crystal

Crystal

DONATION: $30

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Ann and Jim Friederichs

Ann and Jim Friederichs

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Greg Holde

Greg Holde

DONATION: $25

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Alissa Lindner

Alissa Lindner

DONATION: $20

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Edward & Shauna

Edward & Shauna

DONATION: $300

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Jellinger

Jellinger

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Richard and Phyllis Erickson

Richard and Phyllis Erickson

5 years ago

Dick & Nancy Collyard

Dick & Nancy Collyard

DONATION: $25

5 years ago