After years of contemplating how to commemorate Earth Day, I decided this year to actually do something. On April 1st I signed up for Earth Walk KC 2013. My initial goal was to raise $150. If fundraising didn’t go well, I would consider either donating the money myself or reducing my goal to whatever I raised. The response was so overwhelming I increased my goal to $500. Even that goal was surpassed. I cannot express how much this means to me!
So today, I walked for everyone – those who donated, those who shared or retweeted my begging for donations, and those who simply said ‘good luck’. Thanks to the support of friends and family, I was the “1st Place Individual Fundraiser” raising $680 to continue the mission of the environmental nonprofit, Bridging the Gap!
I dedicate this post to the following individuals and thank them so much for their support:
Jackie & Kevin Reames
Michael K. Watts
Anthony Robinson, II
Chad O. Johnson