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Betty to Kilimanjaro

Betty to Kilimanjaro

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I'm doing it!!!
This summer I will be joining my friend Cami on her fundraising trek to Mount Kilimanjaro.

"It all started with Avela. A gorgeous, strong little girl who was 7 months old. Avela arrived at the burn unit where I was volunteering after her home had gone up in flames. She was suffering from severe burn wounds, and had lost her mother in the fire. Her bravery shone through while she endured months of treatment. She recovered from her injuries, and left the hospital to be reunited with her family - taking a piece of my heart. Avela made a huge impact on my life, and all I can hope to do through the Avela Foundation is make the same impact on other children"
-Cami Palomo, Founder of the Avela Foundation

Devastating facts about burns in South Africa:
- Burns are the most common preventable cause of death in children 0-4 years old
- Burns are the third most common preventable cause of death in children under     
  18 years old

The Avela Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed in helping children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery.  In 2016 The Avela Foundation, together with the Smile Foundation, donated the first Lumenis CO2 to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town. This is the first machine in the country dedicated to treating children with burns.

Our fundraising trek to Mount Kilimanjaro will be raising funds to bring a second Lumenis CO2 machine to South Africa. Additionally, funds will also go towards the sustainability of the U-Matter Program, which gives psychological support to burn surviviors and their families.

In order to participate on this trek I must raise a minimum of $5,000.00 for my friend’s foundation.
No donation is too small… Or too big.
100% of your donation will go directly to the Avela Foundation.
(I fund 100% of the cost of the trip)

All donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You,
Betty Prendes

Donations

  • May 30, 2019 - USD $ 104.76
  • "We wish you a fulfilling experience and a lot of fun! " - Ivonne and Reggie

  • May 28, 2019 - USD $ 52.67
  • "Wishing you a wonderful experience, we are behind you every step of the way!" - Joche and Elisa Espin

  • May 17, 2019 - R 2 887.70
  • "We couldn't be prouder of you!! Enjoy your adverture!! We love you!" - Ana-Maria and Luis Mejer

  • May 17, 2019 - USD $ 100.99
  • "Remember on the trek we are all there with too. This is wonderful." - Suarez Mulic

  • May 16, 2019 - USD $ 526.63
  • "Go betty!!!! Awesome experience. Great cause. Proud of you. Love ya. " - Jose and Patty Mas

  • May 06, 2019 - USD $ 108.91
  • "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 corinthian 9:7" - Willy and Lily

  • May 05, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Go Betty!!!!" - Anthony

  • May 04, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "You have such a beautiful spirit Betty!!!! Good luck on your adventure!!" - Sergio & Eileen

  • May 03, 2019 - R 1 108.42
  • "Best of luck!! " - Pantin girls

  • May 03, 2019 - USD $ 52.02
  • "Good luck Betty will be praying for you. ????????????" - Marlene Velikopoljski

  • Apr 25, 2019 - USD $ 254.92
  • "Good luck on this most worthwhile journey!!" - Pamela Isdell

  • Apr 24, 2019 - USD $ 265.80
  • "George will be very proud of your undertaking as well we are. God Bless!" - Carol and Fred Mastroianni

  • Apr 23, 2019 - USD $ 106.06
  • "I am proud and envious of you. " - Susan Robinson

  • Apr 23, 2019 - USD $ 212.29
  • "Way to go Betty...you can do this! " - Jen & Marty

  • Apr 20, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Go Betty!!! Te admiramos y apoyamos en esta maravillosa aventura ????" - Lourdes y Marcelo

  • Apr 20, 2019 - USD $ 300.00
  • "Good luck mom!!!" - George Prendes

  • Apr 19, 2019 - USD $ 73.64
  • "Betty eres una brava!! Te deseamos mucha suerte. Que lo disfrutes mucho." - Tito, Mary Ann y Gata

  • Apr 19, 2019 - USD $ 74.83
  • "Betty so beautiful to impact the lives of others! May God be with you on this incredible journey!" - Bobby Espin

  • Apr 18, 2019 - USD $ 50.30
  • "Bettina making things happen , happy trails !! ??????????" - Eduardo Rojo

  • Apr 15, 2019 - USD $ 210.48
  • "May Peace reign in the hearts of all related to this beautiful project. " - Francisco and Cristina Rojo

  • Apr 12, 2019 - USD $ 157.19
  • "Nena si que eres brava!!!! Me enkkkanta!!!" - Sonia y Eduardo Perez

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 53.02
  • "Best of Luck Betty... you got this. Love Carolina & Mami" - Carolina Torres & Cristy Torres

  • Apr 09, 2019 - USD $ 235.72
  • "Animo !!!! But take a smaller bag than the one you took on the Camino !!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 04, 2019 - USD $ 37.21
  • "Extreme Rickenbacker :) Good luck Betty!" - Maria Rita

  • Apr 04, 2019 - USD $ 157.74
  • "You're a champ Betty! Good luck on your adventure. Can't wait for you to share your experience with us when you come back. " - Pedro and Gina Infante

  • Apr 02, 2019 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Que divino Betty!! Envía fotos. " - Ceci Montilla

  • Apr 01, 2019 - USD $ 104.21
  • "You are SUPER AWESOME!!!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!! " - Ceci & Roly M

  • Apr 01, 2019 - USD $ 110.04
  • "Betty que brava eres! Bucket list check x 2. Kilimanjaro + making a positive impact. Mucho exito!" - Agustin

  • Mar 29, 2019 - USD $ 68.56
  • "To my walking partner!! I am so happy you finally decided to do it!! You are going to do great!!" - Raquel A. Sotillo

  • Mar 12, 2019 - USD $ 210.40
  • "So excited for you my adventurous friend! Love you " - Angel & Marilyn

  • Mar 10, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Betty, so excited for you!!!! " - Eileen & Rick SIlverbegr

  • Mar 05, 2019 - USD $ 52.59
  • "Go Betty!" - Josie and Juan Carlos

  • Mar 04, 2019 - USD $ 52.71
  • "Good luck on this amazing adventure!! " - Caro & Mario Pascual

  • Feb 28, 2019 - USD $ 199.36
  • "We know you can do this!! " - Dominic & Maria Eugenia

  • Feb 28, 2019 - USD $ 52.81
  • "Good luck, Betty! You got this!!" - The Kellys

  • Feb 27, 2019 - USD $ 105.34
  • "Way to go Betty." - Miriam Lopez

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.81
  • "What a incredible thing you are doing! Good luck!!" - Annie and Jack

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Betty enjoy the journey! " - The Durana Family

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 150.39
  • "Supporting you all the way!" - Mind - Health - Peace, MD CORP

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 100.26
  • "We are so pumped for you, Mami! You got this :) LOVE YOU TONS!" - Stef & Chris Alvarez

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 205.35
  • "Way to go Betty!" - Pilar Pueyo

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 100.25
  • "Mucho éxito y bendiciones prima! " - Carmen Z. Rojo

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 210.69
  • "Good luck Betty!" - Rafa Rojo

  • Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 15.02
  • "Only $15 because I’m a poor college student" - Nico prendes

  • Feb 19, 2019 - USD $ 500.40
  • "Let's get the ball rolling :)" - Betty Prendes

  • Feb 19, 2019 - USD $ 74.52
  • "Thank you Betty for joining this life changing adventure to help Molemo and kids like him get the laser machine. Good Luck with Kili Go team Avela !!!" - cami palomo

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 91 955.77

Fundraising target

R 75 000.00
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Avela Foundation

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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.