$3,140.00 raised
$3,000.00 goal
A MESSAGE FROM Valerie
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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  • Jennifer Shroder made a $50.00 donation
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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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  • Anne Bedard made a $25.00 donation
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  • Stephen Askins made a $10.00 donation
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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.

    $75.00
  • Diane Cooney made a $50.00 donation

    You are such an inspiration! cannot wait to walk with you!

    $50.00
  • 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!

    $25.00
  • Doug Pratt made a $15.00 donation

    Good luck on your walk.

    $15.00
  • Tony Pitts made a $159.00 donation

    Good Luck Valerie!

    $159.00
  • Dorothy Carringi made a $25.00 donation

    Go, Girl!

    $25.00
  • Joe Masonick made a $15.00 donation

    Congratulations Valerie on your accomplishment. I am proud of you!

    $15.00
  • Charles Weiss made a $100.00 donation

    You have what it takes to complete this journey and be proud of your accomplishment!

    $100.00
  • 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.

    $50.00
  • 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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  • Anonymous made a $20.00 donation
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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

    (cash 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!

    $10.00
  • 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

    P3 ROCKS!

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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!!

    $25.00
  • 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!

    $40.00
  • 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!

    $50.00
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