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
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.
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