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Amanda to Kilimanjaro

Personal message

I've decided to hike Mt. Kilamanjaro this June to raise funds and awareness for the Avela Foundation and I'm hoping you'd consider making a donation to the foundation on my behalf! 

The Avela Foundation is a nonprofit organization that I've been involved with in South Africa and helps to support children with burn injuries. 3.2% of South Africans sustain burn injuries each year - up to 1.6 million people per year. These burn survivors show great courage in the face of new physical, social, and financial challenges and face stigma and limitations in places where such handicaps are not understood. 

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek is one of the most challenging treks in the world. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters). As some of you know - I have at least a moderate aversion to even walking uphill, which I think has kept Uber in business - but I feel that climbing Kilimanjaro will be a personal physical and mental challenge for which I will carry the courage of the burn survivors I have met.

All the funds raised by our team will directly go to the purchase of a Lumenis Laser machine to help children with their scarring, which leads to both cosmetic and functional improvement. I've committed to raise $5000 for this cause (about $1 per vertical meter!) and I hope that you will help me make this a reality. 

I already paid to get to Tanzania and for the hike itself, I am only asking for your support by donating any amount you can to this cause. 100% of your donation will go directly to The Avela Foundation. I have committed and do need help raising the full $5000 in order to participate on the trip, but I believe that my community will stand behind me in this goal.

Many of you know that the country of South Africa has given me so many things - balance, wellness, adventure - and I'm hoping to rally my community and friends to give back to this country I love so much! 

Thank you for your generosity! 

Amanda

Donations

  • Apr 13, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "You have an amazing family! Love your mom! Good luck my dear!" - Sandy Patrick

  • Apr 08, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Prayers for your strength and safety. " - Bryan and Suzanne Cook

  • Apr 08, 2019 - USD $ 105.23
  • "Good Luck Amanda! What a great thing to do to help so many. " - Debbie Owen

  • Apr 08, 2019 - USD $ 300.10
  • "Great cause!" - David and Barbara McDonald

  • Apr 07, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Good Luck Amanda and safe travels." - T & L

  • Apr 04, 2019 - USD $ 157.83
  • "Love you Amanda! " - Vials

  • Mar 31, 2019 - USD $ 52.61
  • "You're always aspiring to new heights. Prayers to you on your climb for a great cause." - Laurie and Dale Sperrazza

  • Mar 29, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "I love you. Have a great climb and enjoy the view from the top. Look at the wonderful creation that the Lord has made. So neat to help the burn victims. God bless and enjoy. Love Nana" - Karla Alexander

  • Mar 29, 2019 - USD $ 43.22
  • "Have so much fun!" - Wayne and Tina Nance

  • Mar 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.94
  • "Go for it Amanda. So proud of you. We love you." - Mama Cooke and Papa Melroy

  • Mar 26, 2019 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Good Luck!! Have a great climb!" - Mark & Keri

  • Mar 26, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Good luck and safe travels! " - Yesenia Greeff

  • Mar 26, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Do this, girl! Proud of your support for this cause." - Uncle Stan and Aunt MB

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 197.35
  • "The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights" - Bob and Mary Kay

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 144.90
  • "Miss and love you lots." - Chelsi Utsler

  • Mar 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Paraglider No 1" - Peter Grant

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 155.87
  • "Climb high Amanda! You can do it! Praying for you!" - Rob and Cathy in Katy,TX

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 34.43
  • "Enjoy the climb!" - Jello Cups

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 223.41
  • "We are so proud of you, Amanda. What a great and worthy challenge. We love you! " - Uncle John and Aunt Kari

  • Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 210.51
  • "God bless you and give you success!" - Steve & Kim Mullican

  • Mar 20, 2019 - USD $ 105.28
  • "Amanda, be safe and have fun. Thanks for supporting a great cause and many blessings." - Wanda Fontenot

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 105.70
  • "Small steps like yours change the world! Go Amanda " - The Ruiz's

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 50.07
  • "Good Luck!!!" - Danielle Alexander

  • Mar 19, 2019 - USD $ 100.01
  • "Amanda we are so proud of what you are accomplishing for the Avela Foundation! We will be watching your Instagram posts and be cheering you on! " - Chuck & Robin Brown

  • Mar 18, 2019 - USD $ 526.41
  • "Good luck on this newest adventure!" - Nena & David

  • Mar 18, 2019 - USD $ 52.61
  • "What a wonderful and inspiring adventure Amanda ? Best of luck! " - Meg and Eric

  • Mar 17, 2019 - USD $ 250.00
  • "Good luck on your hike and on fund raising for such a worthy cause. P.S. drink lots of water!" - Steve and Natalie Benson

  • Mar 17, 2019 - USD $ 36.49
  • "Blessings on your hike and journeys!" - Terry & Teresa O’Donnell

  • Mar 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "From Will and Kathryn" - Will and Kathryn Cooke

  • Mar 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Best wishes on this hike! Thanks for letting us share in this journey!" - Pryncess Fietz

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 52.21
  • "So proud of you, Amanda! You got this!" - Aunt Kathleen and Pete

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 361.72
  • "This sounds like a wonderful adventure and you get to help others at the same time." - Patrick and Sherrie Cooke

  • Mar 15, 2019 - USD $ 99.58
  • "Good luck -Kevin" - Kevin

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thank you Amanda for joining us on this life changing journey and " - Cami palomo

  • Mar 08, 2019 - USD $ 36.26
  • "- Let's do this!" - Amanda Cooke

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 69 221.36

Fundraising target

R 72 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 3 200.00
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The Avela Foundation is dedicated to providing healthcare and emotional healing to South African children that have survive burn injuries. Some of these children have disfiguring scars and we know that with the right support they will be able to achieve the impossible.