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YakTrek (Life Technologies)

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Danwei Guo via Crowdrise
February 17, 2012

This is our team's 5th year anniversary. Go YakTrek!  See more

BENEFITING: ORU

EVENT: The Relay

EVENT DATE: May 05, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 36

Mileage Tracker: 194

Danwei Guo

THE STORY:

We are a twelve runners team founded in 2008 and have been participating The Relay event every year since then. Most of our runners are employees of Life Technologies (www.lifetech.com).

The Relay (www.therelay.com) is a 199 miles course from Calistoga to Santa Cruz County. It's divided into 36 legs. Each relay teams has 12 runners. Each runner runs 3 legs (varies from 13.4 to 20.1 miles total) over a full moon weekend in April or May. Slow teams start as early as 7:00 AM on Saturday. Fast teams start as late as 3:00 PM. This way, all teams can finish about the same time on Sunday.

The transfer of the baton from runner to runner symbolizes the transfer of an organ from donor to recipient. The event promotes organ donation and supports 98,000 Americans waiting for organ donors. The Relay is a unique adventure uniting runners, communities and volunteers in a celebration of life, running and teamwork.

Our captain Johan Goudberg has been running The Relay since 1996, when the very first Relay Team Yaks of LIFE was started. The team got the name because a yak gets milked three times a day, which is an analogy to our runners who run three legs each during the twenty-fours or more relay.

Inspired by all the old "Yaks" that have continued running The Relay since, we started Team YakTrek in 2008 so that more runners can get involved in supporting Organs ‘R’ Us, a non-profit organization that promotes the need for organ donors.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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$735

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bruce Lee

    $100

  • David Gragnola

    $25

  • Julianne Tjan

    $150

  • David Hill

    $100

  • Wilhelmina Ausems

    $25

  • Larry Joe

    $35

  • max hatch

    $100

  • Johan (Paul) Goudberg

    $100

  • David Ching

    $100

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37% Raised of $2,012 Goal

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The Team: $735 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Danwei Guo

Amount Raised

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35% Raised of $2,012 Goal

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David Gragnola

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

David Ching

David Ching

DONATION: $100

Happy 5th anniversary and have a great time! 5 years ago

Johan (Paul) Goudberg

Johan (Paul) Goudberg

DONATION: $100

I memory of my nephew, Nick a donor, and in celebration of my brother, Frits a recipient. 5 years ago

max hatch

max hatch

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Larry Joe

Larry Joe

DONATION: $35

Good luck guys! 5 years ago

Wilhelmina Ausems

Wilhelmina Ausems

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

David Hill

David Hill

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Julianne Tjan

Julianne Tjan

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

David Gragnola

David Gragnola

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

DONATION: $100

5 years ago