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Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein

For the second year, I am pleased to train Richard for Find 52 Thousand St. Lucia; Last year was a tremendous experience; I’m excited to be running again. 

Why I am participating

I grew up in Columbia, where there were lots of example of people doing without. I often think about the huge number of books my own children – Carley 5 and Ethan 2½– have at their disposal at home, school or our local library. I get as much joy reading to them as they do listening. It’s easy to take books for granted. Now, through OneWorld Schoolhouse, children in the Eastern Caribbean are getting improved access to books.

My secret strategy for the run

Last year, I brought a very big umbrella. I plan to continue this unconventional tradition. Laugh if you must!

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!

2018 supporters

UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2018
Nicole Cornfield; Anonymous (9); Scott Pollard; Jay Brocklebank; Paul Woods; Katrin Alaves; Dee Britney; Andrea Horton; Gerarda and Alan Darlington; HomeFit Exercise Equipment; Cristina Battick; Mike Tonin; Emmanuelle Drewitt; Brian Thompson; Dana Armstrong; Catherine Goulet-Paradis; Rohan Hoefman; Colleen Tashiro; Betty Champion; John Cusinato; Leslie Perry; Amber Thompson Klein; Joanne Hewson; Ingrid Klein; MDL Electrical Inc.; John Tait; Jorge Klein; Wendy Donohue; Veronica Klein; Rick O’Neil; Kate Jenks; Mel Janke; Andrew Nowak; Laurie Macintosh; Sue Thompson; Cynthia and Christia Pinnau

2017 supporters

Thanks to the following friends who helped me raised 78% of my goal: $4039.00
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


In Words & Pictures


2018

Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein

$5,380

raised of $5,200 goal

Campaign concluded on Tue, July 31 2018 12:00 AM EDT

103

% raised

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Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52 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
Find 52 started in Grenada
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.

ST. AUGUSTINE
Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In January 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 went to OneWorld Schoolhouse. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015 and so began Find 52.

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

James Thurber
International Literacy Day 2016
Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our first Find 52 Thousand campaign in 2017. Over 1,000 students from grade 3-12 ran 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

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

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)