Are you ready!?
It’s time to kick off my journey to help the environment!
I know I have been talking about this fundraiser for months and the time has finally come to announce it!
On June 5th I will be running the
San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon…for the environment.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love that everyone has run for organizations like Susan G. Komen, Leukemia and Lymphoma and the Michael J. Fox Foundation, but what about the environment? Why does no one run to help the grass that we wiggle our toes in, the oceans we swim in and the forests we run in?
I am making it a mission now to run for the environment. I have been working hard through school and work to make sure that I do what is best to deter the amount of damage I do to it and advocate it’s importance, but now I want a bigger impact. One person can only do so much, which is why I want your help.
There are a lot of organizations out there that I love including the Rainforest Alliance, the Ocean Conservancy, and the Nature Conservancy, along with local organizations like the Sea and Sage Audubon Society and TREAT and trying to narrow it down to one to raise for was hard. But I decided on one, and I think it is a great organization, as I’ve been donating to them since I can remember.
World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has been working to help the environment for almost 50 years, growing from a small group of scientists, naturalists and business groups to over 1.2 million members in the U.S. and almost 5 million worldwide and helping out in over 100 different countries (source). You can read more about the history of the group here, along with their mission to help as much as they can.
I am planning on doing many events and things in the next few months to help raise up to the $3,000 goal I have including:
- Species Adoption Giveaway
- Blogger Bake Sale and/or Silent Auction
- Donate my March, April and May’s blog incomes
- Bumper sticker, magnet, t-shirts and more giveaways
- Gathering others to run the race (there is also a 1/2 Marathon and Marathon Relay!) and help raise money
- And much more!
I hope that all of you will help me out in this project as you all know how close the environment is to my heart. I will be doing special posts about certain animals and areas of importance so if there are any you would love to hear about let me know! I would be more than happy to bring awareness about areas you are interested in!
For donations and more information about the fundraiser, you can visit my Panda Page through WWF. I’ve also created a page for reference to this information and my panda page, along with a widget on the side bar!!!
Any amount of money will help, for $1 to $100!!! I can’t wait to see where this goes!