For the second year in a row, I will be participating in the Wildlife Conservation Society Run for the Wild 5K at the Bronx Zoo on April 29, 2017.
Last year, with your help, I was able to raise almost $800 to help the WCS's critical work to save the Elephants. Our generation is lucky to live in a world with elephants, and countless other species. But, they need our help for a bright future, which is why I’ve decided to keep running.
I care about protecting our wildlife and our earth, and I hope you do, too. The money I raise will help fund WCS’s work to save and research wildlife around the globe.
Today, animals are going extinct 10,000 times faster than ever before. African elephant populations have plummeted due to poaching to feed the ivory trade, and recent news from the field has often been bleak. Lion populations in Uganda have declined by 30% in ten years. War, hunting, and habitat loss have had a severe impact on gorilla populations.
This news is devastating to but WCS is working to give wildlife a fighting chance. The organization recently launched a plan to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 15 priority regions. Together, those are home to more than 50% of the world’s biodiversity!
I want to help, which is why I’m running in the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 29th. The 5k run supports WCS in establishing and helping to manage parks and reserves, safeguarding animals from poaching with active monitoring and patrolling, and inspiring communities to protect their local wildlife.
WCS has the reach and the expertise to make a difference, but the organization needs our help to make that that protection a reality. That’s where you and I come in.
With your support, I hoping to increase my goal from last year, and raise $1000. Even $10 would make a big difference.
P.S. Not only does my run support a great cause – it's also a really fun day at the zoo! If you have an animal near and dear to your heart, join me on April 29th. You can register here: http://e.wcs.org/site/TR?fr_id=1190&pg=entry
Thank you for your support. I can't wait to tell you about my run through the Bronx Zoo!
Update #1 - After taking a bit of a break from running in the fall, I got back into the swing of things in January and have slowly been increasing my mileage. I can officially say that I'm back up to 3 miles and feel confident that I can handle those hills and skinny trails at the Bronx Zoo on the 29th. Even better, I'm getting faster!!
Update #2 - Only two days to go before I "Run for the Wild" at the Bronx Zoo! I've had a couple of set backs in my training, one being that I hurt my knee on vacation and am not completely confident in its ability. BUT, the run is for a good cause and I'm going to do my best. If I have to walk, I will walk. Thanks to everyone who has already helped me raise over $700. It really means so much to me.