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HavenHouse St. Louis

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BENEFITING: HavenHouse St. Louis

ORGANIZER: HavenHouse St. Louis

EVENT: 2013 GO! For A Cause

EVENT DATE: Apr 07, 2013

Paula Kinney

THE STORY:

Hello Friends!

I'm running a half marathon on April 7th, 2013.  There. I said it.  Yes, it's me Paula. I know. I know. Incredibly hard to believe but it's true.  If you know me, you know that my body does not contain athletic bones. Don't know me? Need examples? Here we go ----> I was kicked out of P.E. in high school for refusing to participate. I believe I was asked to RUN.  Mom - don't read this part. I skipped the volleyball portion of P.E. for six weeks. I hid in the bathroom. 

In the past I've taken great pleasure it activities like sitting and eating.  I also enjoy resting with an emphasis on lounging while consuming pizza. How can I say sedentary in a fancy way? Hmmm. Not sure. How about this: I dislike sweating and moving. Imagine my suprise when my friend and co-worker Lindsey informed me that we would be running a half marathon. That was it. She told me we were doing it and I said okay. I said 'okay' and then she handed me the training information. Ouch.  

And here we are, just a few weeks a way from the big event!  I'm incredibly excited to be part of Team HavenHouse. I'm thrilled that our organization was chosen as one of the GO! St. Louis charities. My position at HavenHouse (and my co-workers) has truly inspired me to hop (or run) onto another path. I find it easier to train and push myself when I think about the families that travel hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to St. Louis for necessary medical care.  

Running 13.1 miles may be tough but I will be running those miles for every unexpected hospital stay, surgeries that were supposed to be 2 hours but turned into 10, overnights in waiting rooms, sleeping on floors and in uncomfortable hospital chairs, the NOT sleeping at all, those long drives in cars and days in planes  ... I'm running to support the families that so desperately need the services that HavenHouse provides.  

Please help me reach my goal. I'm half way there. Every dollar is greatly appreciated and will support the hundreds of people that we serve each month.  

Wish me luck!

With Love,

PK

 

P.S.- If you would like to be totally entertained, please come to GO! St. Louis and WATCH me run. Bring a camera. Better yet - bring a film crew. This could be better than any reality TV show.  

 

HavenHouse St. Louis wrote -

HAVENHOUSE ST. LOUIS PROVIDES THE COMFORT OF HOME AND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES TRAVELING TO ST. LOUIS FOR MEDICAL CARE.

In only eight years, we have been privileged to be called "home" by more than 19,000 patientsand their families - a record number of 3,046 patients last year alone.  Today, over 50,000 individuals have been touched through our services.  HavenHouse provides lodging, meals and transportation for up to 100 people each night.

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To This Fundraiser

$725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Russ, Tara and Payton

    $25

  • Angie

    $50

  • Barbie & Jim

    $100

  • Cassy Linker-Boucher

    $25

  • The Jines Family

    $25

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73% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $30,008 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Susie & Melissa Porlier

Amount Raised

$5,055

 

169% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Lyle Randolph

Amount Raised

$3,285

 

657% Raised of $500 Goal

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Corporate Community Aces

Amount Raised

$3,153

 

158% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Morgan Smith

Amount Raised

$1,070

 

107% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Brian Cody

Amount Raised

$950

 

95% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Sarah Earnhart

Amount Raised

$855

 

171% Raised of $500 Goal

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Kathy Sindel

Amount Raised

$801

 

107% Raised of $750 Goal

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Team BKD

Amount Raised

$795

 

80% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Jines Family

The Jines Family

DONATION: $25

All of our love and support to PK and Haven House. 4 years ago

Cassy Linker-Boucher

Cassy Linker-Boucher

DONATION: $25

Good for you, Paula! You're such a good person to sacrifice your "life of leisure" for such a good cause! lol Wish I could give more. 4 years ago

Barbie & Jim

Barbie & Jim

DONATION: $100

Run - Paula - Run!!! Love that you are so passionate about what you do that you're willing to go against everything your body tells you! 4 years ago

Angie

Angie

DONATION: $50

Thank you for all you do for the HavenHouse! Go Paula, Go! 4 years ago

Russ, Tara and Payton

Russ, Tara and Payton

DONATION: $25

We are so proud of you for doing this and for all you guys do every day at HH! Much love! 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

4 years ago