Sabine von Sengbusch:

My fundraising goal: $2,200
Total raised so far:   $2,300

On July 8th, 2012, I will participate in the New York City Triathlon. It's the first time I am attempting the Olympic distance, after I competed first in sprint duathlons, and then later, after I had somewhat learned how to swim, in sprint triathlons. What initially was a goal to support weight loss has become a passion. I'm thrilled to compete on the longer distance the first time in my chosen hometown of 10 years.

I'm also thrilled that competing here will support the Children of Peru Foundation, a not-for-profit based in New York and dedicated to building a better future for poor children in Peru. The foundation raises funds to make grants to a select group of non-governmental organizations working in Peru to provide better healthcare & education for poor children.

25 years ago I spent two months in Peru, two of the best months of my life. My friend and I backpacked to many cities and villages of the Andes, hiked the Inca trail and spent time with the indigenos in Amantani. We became enchanted with the country, its people, the variety of landscape, the culture, and with the history. But while natural and cultural sights were unbelievably gorgeous and stunning, so was the poverty. It was evident when we drove through Lima's slums and it was in your face in every village in the mountains.

At the end of our time in Peru, we spent New Year's at the "Hospital Andino Alto Chicama Coina". I knew it through my uncle who had been supporting the hospital via a German foundation for a few years. It took eight hours on the local bus to get there. Doctors and nurses up there provide basic health services to the native population. Two years after my visit my sister went to work there for more than a year as a nurse, visiting remote villages on horseback to educate about birth control. And about ten years ago, I managed to enable the donation of an ultrasound system to the hospital, which is still in use. I've seen through our ongoing support of the hospital how the smallest amount of money in Peru can change lives.

While I never had the chance to go back, I know the poverty remains - in some ways it's gotten worse. That's why I chose the Children of Peru Foundation as my cause to support and to raise $2,200 for. As little as it may seem, for the children in Peru the money we raise can make an enormous difference.

Here are the two ways you can help support me and this great cause. Thank you!!!

1 Click the link below to make a donation online through PayPal. You will get an email notification once you submit your donation, however, it will take about 24 hours to view your donation on the site.

2 Send a check made payable to Children of Peru Foundation (with Sabine Vonseng written on the memo line) to:
Children of Peru Foundation
340 East 64th St. Suite 2G, New York, NY 10065

Sorry, no cash donations!

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

I'm already grateful for your support.


$  300 Sabine von Sengbusch
$  200 Steve Kelley
$  100 Richard Hoos
$  100 Eric Koivisto
$  500 Sunny Cade - Kick ass Sabine!!
$    50 Erik Yesson
$  200 William C Hellmers
$  100 Michael Leslie Assoc Kelley - Your Michael Leslie preferred crew is proud of you
$    50 Mary Kuenzel
$    50 Laura Berlind
$  100 Maria Cook
$  250 Denice Kronau
$  100 Klaus Stegemann
$    75 William Carpenter - Good luck Sabine. You're riding strong!
$    25 Dana Paradis
$  100 Anne Cooney


Run for Peru!!