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Team Kitten Rescue LA Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012

EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012

Joyce Kao

THE STORY:

First fundraising goal reached with 4 days to go!!!  Let's see if we can hit GOAL #2 before the marathon!

I have decided I am going to run the Honda L.A. Marathon on March 18, 2012.  What tipped me over?  I found out that the animal rescue I volunteer for, Kitten Rescue (www.kittenrescue.org) is an official charity of the marathon.  Would I ever run a marathon of my own accord?  Probably not, but for kitties, oh yeah!  (You can guess the hierarchy in my household) Their little faces and fuzzy bodies just melt my heart and I am prone to do stupid things in the name of helping cats...like run a marathon.


This will be my first ever marathon.  I have never run long distances in my life.  I wouldn't even classify myself as 'athletic'.  My height comes out to a whopping 5' 2" on a good day so you can imagine how short my legs are and what assets I have to carry me across 26.2 miles come next March....but for the kitties and for your support of the kitties, I CAN DO IT!

In August 2008, I woke up one morning and decided I wanted to foster cats and the next week joined Kitten Rescue.  In the past few years, being with Kitten Rescue has not only increased my knowledge of what it takes to do animal rescue, but has also opened my eyes to the reality of the animal overpopulation problem especially in Los Angeles.  Yes, I saw a few cats here and there in my neighborhood, but what I didn't see were the twenty thousand cats being fed into city animal shelters and the half that were euthanized to make space for other incoming animals.  This estimate only reflects cats, multiply by two (for dogs) and you have a rough estimate of how many animals die every year in shelters.  This number is ONLY in Los Angeles alone.

Kitten Rescue tries to relieve the burden on city shelters one cat (and occasional dog) at a time.  They are an awesome organization run by people who genuinely care about animal welfare and they truly deserve every penny donated to them.  Since KR is a completely volunteer-run organization, every dollar you donate goes towards saving the lives of less fortunate cats and dogs.

Please donate money to Team Kitten Rescue. (Hey!  It's tax-deductible!) Just click the orange button on the top right of the page that says 'DONATE'.

Your donation will ensure that Kitten Rescue will continue doing their best to help animals in need!!!

(Also, I will run 26.2 miles for you....just for you.  You can track my marathon training progress here: http://runforthecats.blogspot.com/)

If you are curious about how much money Team Kitten Rescue has raised so far, please visit the team page.

$1,197

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joyce Kao

    $10

  • Pei

    $10

  • zac

    $10

  • Wendy Vu

    $10

  • Elaine Chun

    $28

  • Yuri

    $5

  • Debbie Gilbert

    $25

  • Sudeep

    $30

  • Patty, Daniel, and Diego

    $25

  • Barbara

    $50

  • Arun Ramakrishnan

    $100

  • Summie

     

  • Jenny Qu

    $10

  • Iris

    $10

  • Chris K.

    $5

  • Maren

    $20

  • Samantha

    $11

  • BAKE SALE!!! (CASH)

    $355

  • Brad F

    $10

  • FLASH SALE (CASH)

    $24

  • Jing

    $100

  • Daniel, Patricia and Diego

    $12

  • David P

    $25

  • Paul M

    $26

  • Marie

    $10

  • Barbara

    $30

  • Peter P

    $10

  • Tiffany

    $20

  • Andrew

    $100

  • Juliana

     

  • Michele & Tamara Ohana

    $10

  • Miles Chen

    $20

  • Karen P.

    $25

  • Donation jar :(

    $1

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100% Raised of $1,200 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

Donation jar :(

Donation jar :(

DONATION: $1

6 years ago

Karen P.

Karen P.

DONATION: $25

Thanks for running the good race! 6 years ago

Miles Chen

Miles Chen

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Michele & Tamara Ohana

Michele & Tamara Ohana

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Juliana

Juliana

6 years ago

Andrew

Andrew

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Tiffany

Tiffany

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Peter P

Peter P

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Barbara

Barbara

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Marie

Marie

DONATION: $10

6 years ago