Sometimes as we indulge ourselves in the sport of ultrarunning we overlook opportunities to help others. Over the years The Old Goat Runnerís have been invited to participate in fund raising efforts for different charities. Via our web site and through direct appeals we have contributed to funding assistants at Chilean Orphanages, helped fund Cancer research, and purchased defibrillators for high school athletic departments. This year we have added the Bella Tucker Fund.
"Join Team Wounded Warrior Project to Support America's Heroes!"
The mission of the wounded warriors Project is to raise awareness and enlist the publicís aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women. To help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of these Warriors. Since 2009 we have raised over $38,000 in pledges and donations.
Lorenzen Cancer Foundation Pancreatic Walks and Runs
Your fundraising efforts will benefit the non-profit Lorenzen Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness, increase education and support research aimed at changing the tragic human relationship to pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive of the cancers - time from diagnosis to demise is typically measured in weeks and it the least funded of the major cancers.
Megan Myer's Fund
Megan Myers died during a cross country meet. Her mother started the fund to provide automatic defibrillators for high school athletic departments, to provide cardiac screening, and to provide cross-country scholarships. In 2008 Nanny Goat runners raised over $3200 in support of this fund
Old Goat Charities
Please follow this link for more information
The Bella Tucker Fund
Alan Singleton a four year finisher of the Old Goat's 50, and the 2nd place finisher in the 2010 Chimera 100 Mile endurance run, brought the plight of Bella Tucker to our attention just prior to this years Chimera. Please consider supporting his fund raising efforts by visiting http://www.bellatucker.org or donating via Pay Pal to The Bella Tucker Fund, PO Box 199, Londonderry NH, 03053.