Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Running for the Karma Project: Final Numbers

Hello friends!  Our first effort, a 150-mile run to benefit the Karma Project of Sibuje Village in Nepal, was a huge success!  We still have a couple of in-person donations coming in from friends close to Glen Young, Karma Project co-founder, but our combined totals are going to reach near the $900 mark.  That might not seem like a large sum, but it will go a long way in helping the people of Sibuje Village to sustain and improve their way of life through education, medical training and the eventual goal of a reliable, sustainable tourism economy to the region.  Ultimately, what is done with our raised funds will be decided the next time that Karma Sherpa and Glen Young meet with members of Sibuje; we will post updates as soon as this happens!

A couple of weeks ago, we had the honor of presenting Glen with a donation check that included all of the online-collected donations, which totaled $560.00.  The remaining 300+ dollars have all come from offline, in-person donations. 

We can't say this enough; thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support of the Karma Project and Humanity Running!  We are so excited to see this amount of response and interest in our dream of helping human and environmental causes through inspiring feats of endurance.  You are all a part of the foundation that elevates these goals and dreams into the realm of possibility, and together we create a momentum that will see us into an enduring human future.

But we're not done yet!  We will never be done.  There is much running to come, and so many ways for running to inspire and help in worldwide issues.  We already are laying plans for the next Humanity Running effort, and an announcement will be made soon.  Here is a sneak peak at what is coming next:

- Robert Rives, April 2015