Valerie's Fundraising Page
$3,140.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal
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Dear friends,
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
As my friends and family know, I have struggled with my weight and feeling stuck in a rut for many years. I need something really big to reach for, to take me out of my comfort zone and to find out how really capable I am. This event is daunting but I'm going for it!

My goal is to walk 50 miles along the coast of San Diego, CA with my friend, Angela Darch, who was thrown from a horse a few years ago. She has had 3 surgeries to repair her 1st vertebra. She has been chosen as an Athena for this walk. Her spirit is inspiring as she prepares for this journey. To tell you the truth, I would not have chosen this huge goal if it were not for her encouragement to partner with me to get me moving again. Help me be there with her!

The Project Athena Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit founded in 2007 and based in San Diego. Named for the Greek Goddess of wisdom and war, Project Athena assists women who've endured medical or traumatic setbacks in reaching their athletic and adventurous goals as a part of their recovery. Donations to the Project Athena Foundation will be used to help survivors through "Athenaships”, which are grants that allow survivors to participate in a selected outdoor adventure to "help women get their groove back". They assist with entry fees, airfare, coaching, inspiration, specialized equipment, etc., in an attempt to help survivors live their adventurous dreams!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Sincerely,
Valerie

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Robert And Elisabeth Thrasher made a $25.00 donation.
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Rebecca Randolph made a $1.00 donation.
"you can do it!"
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Valerie H First Giving made a $275.00 donation.
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Teresa And Steve Stultz made a $100.00 donation.
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Valerie Howells made a $70.00 donation.
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Beth Cooper-Zobott made a $50.00 donation.
"What a great cause! Wishing you strength & perseverance. Beth & Dave"
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Jeanne Sexton made a $50.00 donation.
"GO GIRL! GOOD FOR YOU!"
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Thomasin Savaiano made a $5.00 donation.
"wishbit bit was more but it's truly all I've got this month. So very proud of you!"
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Shari Smagatz made a $75.00 donation.
"we are happy to be able to help support you on this adventure. you've come a long way already. you will be ready for the trip to California and the 50 mile walk. "
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Diane Cooney made a $50.00 donation.
"You are such an inspiration! cannot wait to walk with you!"
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Michelle Brosseau made a $25.00 donation.
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Stephen Day made a $25.00 donation.
"Congratulations on your work so far! You're doing awesome!"
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Doug Pratt made a $15.00 donation.
"Good luck on your walk."
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Tony Pitts made a $159.00 donation.
"Good Luck Valerie!"
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Dorothy Carringi made a $25.00 donation.
"Go, Girl!"
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Joe Masonick made a $15.00 donation.
"Congratulations Valerie on your accomplishment. I am proud of you!"
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Charles Weiss made a $100.00 donation.
"You have what it takes to complete this journey and be proud of your accomplishment!"
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Heike Spayne made a $20.00 donation.
"Viel Erfolg Valerie!"
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Debbie Caruso made a $10.00 donation.
"Go Valerie!!!"
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Jeanne Corvo made a $25.00 donation.
"proud of you Proud of you! Good luck! "
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Harold Steen made a $100.00 donation.
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Dan and Kathy Hislip made a $50.00 donation.
"Good Luck Val!"
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Maureen McKemey made a $50.00 donation.
"Very proud of you, Valerie. Good luck with the walk."
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Leslie Couty made a $25.00 donation.
"Valerie your journey towards this walk has been inspirational!"
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Alice Campea made a $50.00 donation.
"Val Dear I wish you success on your walk. Love Always"
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Vickie Kilgore made a $25.00 donation.
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Leah Kline made a $25.00 donation.
"You have come a long ways and I want to support you in the effort!"
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Melissa And Louis made a $25.00 donation.
"Sie sind erstaunlich!"
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Norman Wilkinson And Diana March made a $100.00 donation.
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Sheena John made a $25.00 donation.
"All of your ancestors who walked before you have led up to this, your turn to walk. You are amazing!"
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Chuck Zmuda made a $100.00 donation.
"Keep it going Val!"
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Middleware Forever! made a $25.00 donation.
"Val I hope you make your amount!"
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Andy Grant made a $25.00 donation.
"You've got this!"
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Henrietta Dubois made a $35.00 donation.
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Tony Pitts made a $100.00 donation.
"Good Luck Valerie!"
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Robert Jackson made a $20.00 donation.
"ONE STEP AT A TIME, VAL"
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Anonymous made a $25.00 donation.
"'One small step for man. One giant leap for Valerie Howel!' Way to go Girl! I will be thinking of you while you are doing your walk and sending well wishes your way. And remembering the talk we had about the movie Forest Gump-when he was out running/processing some big personal life event and the ripple effect that had on other people. ...When ever I see the yellow smile face I think of that conversation and the ripple effect your goal has had on many people. ... :) I am grateful I could be apart of this goal with you. Than You and Walk on!"
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Tom Durkin made a $50.00 donation.
"thank you for making a difference in women's lives."
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Melissa Owens made a $100.00 donation.
"Cheering you on step by step!"
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Martha Pignataro made a $50.00 donation.
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Kris Campea made a $100.00 donation.
"You are an inspiration, Valerie! I am so proud of you."
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Mila Brinker made a $25.00 donation.
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Andrew Harmon made a $20.00 donation.
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Ann Kremer made a $25.00 donation.
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Geraldine Perry made a $10.00 donation.
"Such a sweet face - you go girl! You've taken on a REALLY BIG project. Best of luck!"
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Susanne Dietrich made a $50.00 donation.
"I hope the walk goes well and you have perfect weather for walking 😃"
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Kevin Sweeney made a $25.00 donation.
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Susan Anderson made a $25.00 donation.
"So proud of you! You have a wonderful celebration waiting just ahead! Susan"
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Anne Ward made a $50.00 donation.
"Congratulations!"
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John and Becky made a $25.00 donation.
"Valerie, Good Luck! You got this!"
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Chris Sieniarecki made a $25.00 donation.
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Sheila Netti made a $25.00 donation.
"Go Valerie!! You can do it!!"
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Vel Hopkins made a $25.00 donation.
"I'm so excited for you Valerie!! Good Luck!! You are a rock star!!"
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Andrew Russel made a $25.00 donation.
"We had to be a part of this too! Very proud of your determination and wishing you all the energy and endurance you need. Congratulations on exceeding your goal!"
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Lydia Mathes made a $100.00 donation.
"Go girl, go!!!"
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Joni Long made a $40.00 donation.
"Happy to support you on your journey as you have supported me on mine!"
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Sarah Karnes made a $75.00 donation.
"You Go Girl, you are unstoppable Love,Sarah"
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Lydia Larrabee made a $30.00 donation.
"You go, girl! "
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Jim Wormington made a $20.00 donation.
"Your courage and ambition are inspiring! Way to go. "
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Michael Atwater made a $50.00 donation.
"Thanks for doing this - so proud of you!"