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Team MWCT NYC Marathon 2011

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THE STORY:

On Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2011, I will be running the NYC Marathon in honor of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the unique ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of Eastern Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.  MWCT’s efforts are focused on the Maasai and landscapes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills within the Amboseli-Tsavo region.  Maasai communities of the area own all land between the protected National Parks; within their land lie critical wildlife migration corridors and habitat reserves, forest carbon sinks, and rivers & springs that supply fresh water not only to the ecosystem but to more than 7 million people, including Kenya’s 2nd largest city.

MWCT pioneers a partnership between skilled conservationists and Maasai leaders to foster thriving local communities.  Economic benefits from programs in sustainable eco-tourism or wildlife monitoring & security, for example, are applied to education and health programs.

While helping the Maasai protect ecological treasures may seem remote, our world is increasingly interconnected – and challenged by the preservation of natural resources in developing countries.  The literature of Hemingway and Blixen was inspired by their experiences in the hills of East Africa (and let's not forget The Lion King... "asante sana squash banana...")  Moreover, the recent death of Nobel laureate and Kenyan Wangari Maathai reminds us how she inspired women, Africa and the globe with environmental conservation.  Supporting MCWT’s model of successful community-based conservation is all the more acute at a time East Africa is ravaged by drought.

Please join me in the race to preserve Eastern Africa’s biological systems and living wealth.  It is a difficult time for many to make donations, and your contribution is truly all the more appreciated for it.

To donate, please click on the orange button.

Ashe`oleng! (Many thanks!)

 

$6,020

MONEY RAISED
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  • Muhammad Nurul Islam

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ferdousi Islam

    $1,500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • JC Gibson

    $100

  • sean harrigan

    $250

  • Juerg Oberholzer

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paul Salvas

    $100

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $100

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $150

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $1,500

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $500

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $50

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $100

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $250

  • Tom Hoddinott

    $100

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $100

  • Pretzel & Bailey

    $75

  • DB U.S. Matching Gift

    $75

  • Roddy Moore

    $50

  • Camilla Lyons

     

  • Brian Burckhard

    $75

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $76,318 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dario Barrio

Amount Raised

$12,703

Fundraiser Title

Brook Dannemiller

Amount Raised

$8,911

 

149% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Drew Foley

Amount Raised

$8,762

Fundraiser Title

Gary Kovacs

Amount Raised

$7,085

 

118% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cobi Levy

Amount Raised

$6,950

Fundraiser Title

Ferdousi

Amount Raised

$6,020

Fundraiser Title

Luigi Bajetti

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Maddox

Amount Raised

$4,511

 

75% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brian Burckhard

Brian Burckhard

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Camilla Lyons

Camilla Lyons

6 years ago

Roddy Moore

Roddy Moore

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Pretzel & Bailey

Pretzel & Bailey

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Tom Hoddinott

Tom Hoddinott

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DONATION: $250

6 years ago

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DB U.S. Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

6 years ago