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Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2012

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Barry the Cat via Crowdrise
July 31, 2011

Every act carries more meaning if it is helping someone. Please help me help the animals by participating in my second marathon!  See more

BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Barry the Cat

THE STORY:

I have never been athletic. I was always the child who tripped and did poorly in PE class. But in 2010, I decided to do something that had always seemed unachievable for someone like me: I decided to start training for my first ever marathon. Given my life-long passion for helping those who cannot speak for themselves, I wanted to do this only if it were also helping raise awareness/funds for a cause that is dear to my heart: saving animals.

After months of hard work, sweat, determination, and dedication, I joyously greeted the 2011 Honda LA Marathon on March 20. The knowledge that my friends, family, acquaintances, and even people who I'd never met had sponsored me, and knowing that every bit of money I raised for Kitten Rescue's Hope Fund would be used to save a life... well, that kept me going despite the record-breaking rainstorm, cold, and winds of the day. Completely soaked and exhausted, but with a feeling of triumph and euphoria (and a bit of hypothermia thrown in), I crossed the finish line of my very first marathon and raised over $5300 for the animals.

I felt wonderful having reached my goal, but I knew that my fellow animal lovers could also accomplish what I had, and that perhaps together, as a team, we could raise a more substantial amount of funds, and save a far greater number of lives. And so began "Team Kitten Rescue": animal lovers of all walks of life, walking or running the 2012 Honda LA Marathon, as a way to raise more funds for Kitten Rescue's efforts.

While the big day is still many months away, I ask you, my dear friends, to sponsor me for the 2012 Honda LA Marathon. The fuel that keeps me going is knowing that I have your support, and that as a result, animals' lives will be saved.

Every penny that goes to Kitten Rescue is spent on the cats (and dogs). I began volunteering at age 11, and have continued to do so the entire 32 years that has followed, and even with that many years of volunteering, I can safely say that Kitten Rescue is one of the most deserving volunteer-run, non-profit organizations I have ever worked with. Rest assured that your donation will be well spent for one purpose and one purpose only: to save the lives of animals who may otherwise not have a chance to live.

So, humbly I ask: please sponsor my upcoming participation in the 2012 Honda LA Marathon by clicking "DONATE" on this page. After you have donated, you can return to the TEAM'S MAIN PAGE if you wish to see the total amount raised by the entire team so far!

Thank you for giving me your support and love, and thank you for giving them a chance to live.

For the animals,

minoo

 

$5,303

MONEY RAISED
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  • Zorba Mehta

    $150

  • Shuana

    $150

  • Rama & Sam

    $150

  • Patty Shenker

    $50

  • Susie V Kaufman (An Ethical Vegan)

    $28

  • Lisa Tyler

    $28

  • Anonymous

    $28

  • Chichi Paganucci

    $1,000

  • Armaiti May, DVM

    $51

  • Janet Plant

    $75

  • Christopher Koontz

    $28

  • GW

    $10

  • Katherine Juette

    $28

  • Sheri Buron

    $20

  • Puppet School

     

  • William Jack Birch

    $100

  • Mandy

    $28

  • Ryan Kinsella

     

  • Robb Curtis, in memory of Ashley and Kendra

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katherine Juette & Family

    $100

  • Liz & Charlie in Texas

    $100

  • Liz & Charlie in Texas

    $100

  • Sidney, Sasha & Tux

    $50

  • Alyssa Boyle

    $10

  • Sophia Austin

    $50

  • Hitesh Mehta

    $100

  • Charlie Purrana and family

    $60

  • Sam & Rama

    $150

  • Manni

    $300

  • Kim Kowhugger

     

  • Mitra Rahbar

    $50

  • Dawn S

    $200

  • Ali Osment

    $26

  • Jimmy & Cori Skinner (future planetarians)

    $20

  • Margaret Bradley

    $25

  • Kaya & family

    $50

  • David Rutan, PhD

    $100

  • Beth Ann Whitehead

    $25

  • Jeffrey Harris

    $50

  • ThePetPsychic.com

    $100

  • In loving memory of Mama Cat

    $150

  • Rifka

    $20

  • Cookie and Eugenia

    $100

  • Tim

    $20

  • Ruth, Josh & Bella

    $100

  • Ashely and Popo

    $25

  • Rachel and the kitties

    $200

  • Evelyn

    $53

  • mila, oda mae, skokie, mandy, jeff

    $150

  • Yatrika Shah-Rais

    $20

  • Shauna

    $100

  • Janet, Vinnie and Ziggy

    $75

  • Tani Demain

    $25

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106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $62,325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$10,815

 

22% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

elicia richardson-ellis

Amount Raised

$6,201

 

413% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barry the Cat

Amount Raised

$5,303

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim & Ryan Posly

Amount Raised

$3,311

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$2,912

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Mace

Amount Raised

$2,321

 

93% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Green-ies

Amount Raised

$2,249

 

75% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Eshenko

Amount Raised

$2,045

 

41% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tani Demain

Tani Demain

DONATION: $25

In honor of all the kitties!! 6 years ago

Janet, Vinnie and Ziggy

Janet, Vinnie and Ziggy

DONATION: $75

On behalf of my purrfect crew and every pet I have loved and cherished! 6 years ago

Shauna

Shauna

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Yatrika Shah-Rais

Yatrika Shah-Rais

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

mila, oda mae, skokie, mandy, jeff

mila, oda mae, skokie, mandy, jeff

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

Evelyn

Evelyn

DONATION: $53

In honor of my beloved Ursula 6 years ago

Rachel and the kitties

Rachel and the kitties

DONATION: $200

you are a major inspiration. thank you for bringing these little angels into my life. hopefully i can be on the team next year. 6 years ago

Ashely and Popo

Ashely and Popo

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Ruth, Josh & Bella

Ruth, Josh & Bella

DONATION: $100

For kitties everywhere! 6 years ago

Tim

Tim

DONATION: $20

6 years ago