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Jean Murray's Fundraiser:

Room to Read

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BENEFITING: Room To Read

ORGANIZER: Room To Read

EVENT: Half the Sky Movement

Jean Murray

THE STORY:

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 I'll be attempting my first half-marathon at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K Event.

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to hear an awe-inspiring presentation  by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their research and book,  Half The Sky. 

The Pulizer Prize winning Nicholas and Sheryl had traveled across the globe researching and writing to shed light on a terribly critical issue:  "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet with extraordinary women struggling there

Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room To Read wrote -

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

What your donation can help support:
$20 pays for a year of weekly life skills training for one girl.
$50 purchases a bicycle for one girl to get to school safely.
$75 provides mentoring from a trained social mobilizer.
$100 supports a weekend academic support camp.

 

For six consecutive years, Room to Read has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars for financial accountability and transparency—an honor bestowed upon only 3% of U.S. charities.

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MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $37,756 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Room To Read

Amount Raised

$34,213

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Maggy Caruso

Amount Raised

$748

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Caroline Chung

Amount Raised

$595

 

119% Raised of $500 Goal

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Cindy Gunther

Amount Raised

$320

 

128% Raised of $250 Goal

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Brightwork

Amount Raised

$285

 

29% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Heather Martin

Amount Raised

$270

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Diana Madokoro

Amount Raised

$225

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Rosey Ott

Amount Raised

$215

 

43% Raised of $500 Goal

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