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LPZoo 26.2

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Back in late January, I decided that this was the year that I was going to train for my first marathon.  It is sort of a bucket list item, but mostly a year of trying new things.  Over the past few years I had been running a lot, completed 2 half marathons, a 15K, a few 10Ks, a couple 8Ks, and several 5K runs.  I was doing all of these with a smile on my face.  In 2012, I sort of hit a wall with running.  I wasn’t getting the ‘high’ I usually had and I wasn’t having fun, so I took a break from it.  This past February through April I got in my car and traveled across our beautiful country for 9 weeks alone.  Along the way I found that hiking, walking for miles, and running were keeping me sane along the journey. 

When the marathon registration opened (and then postponed) I told myself that if I got into the lottery then it was a sign that this was going to be my next adventure.  Sure enough, I got a spot and started preparing myself mentally for this journey.  I am very excited to be sharing this experience with the LPZoo Team for many reasons.  1) I enjoy being a member of a team and working towards a common goal.  2) I have been an Auxiliary Board Member for 7 years now and I am always happy to contribute to the zoo financially and physically…this is just taking it to the next level for me personally.  3) I have always been moved by marathon runners’ strength and perseverance and I am hopeful that I will give someone else that same feeling come October. 

I read a quote from a fellow Leo and I think it sums it up for me perfectly:  “I am strong, brave and healthy”…words I will be living by during my training.  

$2,635

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ken W

    $75

  • Augie Al

     

  • Carrie Casper

    $26

  • Jenna Cummins

    $50

  • Matt & Ellen Gross

     

  • BAOMY WEHRLE

    $22

  • First time marathon running buddy!

    $50

  • Lisa, Alan and Zachary

    $100

  • Ann Ueno

    $50

  • The Moorhead's

    $200

  • Maureen Maningo

     

  • John & Heather Williams

    $100

  • Auxiliary Board

    $201

  • Amy Bergs

    $50

  • Andrea Scott McCluskey

    $26

  • Amy & Robert Bennett

    $100

  • Johnson family

    $50

  • Jeff and Jamie Klimes

    $50

  • Dad and Patrice

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sara & Cate

     

  • Auxiliary Board

    $12

  • Mom

     

  • G

    $26

  • Kelly Cornelis and Ryan Smolek

     

  • Nicole & Paul Bregar

    $50

  • Melissa Kearney

     

  • Susan & Thomas Kearney

    $100

  • Emily & Mike Casey

     

  • Shelley Sprague

    $26

  • Jodi McNally

    $25

  • jim Beck

    $50

  • Dertinger Family

     

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132% Raised of$2,000 Goal

The Team: $24,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Celli

Amount Raised

$3,371

 

112% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin O'Brien

Amount Raised

$2,635

 

132% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Miller

Amount Raised

$2,061

 

103% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray Winn

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Perisin

Amount Raised

$1,472

 

98% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary McDonagh

Amount Raised

$1,340

 

67% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellie Pearlman

Amount Raised

$1,125

 

113% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Gray

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Dertinger Family

Dertinger Family

You are awesome Erin! Love you! 6 years ago

jim Beck

jim Beck

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Jodi McNally

Jodi McNally

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Shelley Sprague

Shelley Sprague

DONATION: $26

6 years ago

Emily & Mike Casey

Emily & Mike Casey

We love the zoo and we love Erin! Good luck! 6 years ago

Susan & Thomas Kearney

Susan & Thomas Kearney

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Melissa Kearney

Melissa Kearney

6 years ago

Nicole & Paul Bregar

Nicole & Paul Bregar

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kelly Cornelis and Ryan Smolek

Kelly Cornelis and Ryan Smolek

6 years ago

G

G

DONATION: $26

6 years ago