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Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein

I am pleased to train and coach Richard for Find 52 Thousand St. Lucia; I’m also excited to be his running partner. I’m not one to back down from a challenge and since the longest running distances I’ve done in the past are Half Marathons (21km) I know I also have my own work to do in preparation for the daily distances to be covered (about 45km each day). 

Why I am participating

Although I’m certain this will be an amazing adventure and an invaluable personal experience, it’s just as important for me to make an impactful difference to the cause behind this great Guelph based charity, OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation. I often think about the vast number of books my own children – Carley 4 and Ethan 1½– have at their disposal at home, pre-school or our local library – and the joy I get from reading to them most nights. It’s an easy thing to take for granted. It brings me as much joy to know children in the Eastern Caribbean will also get access to children’s books through OneWorld Schoolhouse.

My secret strategy for the run

A very big umbrella.

My goal

If I can persuade 100 people to donate at least $52, I’ll raise $5200 for this great cause. It will go a long way to empower youth in St. Lucia through improved access to reading and literacy. So please help me in my quest to help others by supporting me. You’ll receive tax receipt for your donation. You can follow the event through the OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation social media links so don’t forget to connect with those. Thanks, everyone!

Supporters to date

UPDATED: July 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Ed Ramos; Whitney Thede; Renee Chabassol; Gerarda and Alan Darlington; Nicole Cornfield; Anonymous; Paul Woods; Mary Euale; Candace Goudy; John Tait; Rohan Hoefman; John Cusinato; George Walmsley; Anonymous; Brian Thompson; Jay Brocklebank; Scott Pollard; Anonymous; Dee Britney; Chris Venter; Scott Galajda; Mel Janke; Anonymous; Colleen Tashiro: Anonymous; Mike Tonin: Anonymous; Greg KInney; Anonymous; John Pino; Anonymous; Susan Thompson; Veronica Klein; Emmanuelle Drewitt; Anonymous; Carolyn Kerr


2017

Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein

$4,039

raised of $5,200 goal

Campaign concluded on Mon, July 31 2017 12:00 AM EST

78

% raised

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In 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which has gone to our charity. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
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52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

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A few years ago we ran a fun picnic that had 50-100 "flash mob" diners assemble in a secret Caledon location. The "Soiree en Blanc" fundraiser is being revived in St. Lucia, July 2017.

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

C. S. LEWIS
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Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our Find 52 Thousand campaign. From July 3-7, 2017, students from grade 3-12 will run 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

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Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52x2 St. Lucia in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

A road is a song, a poem, a movie, an adventure. It's hope and optimism, and inquisitiveness.

A. A. GILL
The Angry Isle