Friday, April 25, 2008

Donations to Date (thank you! thank you!):

C.K., CA ($50) 7/28

Mason, DC ($300) 6/18

Lisa, NC ($20) Sorry I couldn't do more--I hope you reached your target. Loved the pics! 6/18

Ryan, NC ($50) Good job havin' fun, helpin' folks! 6/15

Chris, CA ($5) 6/9

Kerwin and Margaret, WA ($100) Amber and Kelsea, What a wonderful cause and you get a bike ride out of this. I am sure the two of you will have memories to share together for a lifetime. Safe biking. 6/9

Roger, CA ($200) Your bike ride has inspired me to make a donation in celebration of my first Children's book. My book is about two multicultural children whose father is also multicultural with African American heritage. Their mother is Chinese. They go on a bike ride adventure in the first book titled: Ryan and Robbie's bike ride adventure and Lao Lao's Chinese secrets.
The book preview is here:

Peter, WA ($160) I ordered some new Tupperware on eBay, could you swing by Salt Lake and pick it up for me? 6/6

Alex, WA ($10) You girls are awesome! Keep it up and have fun! 6/6

Glen and Celeste, FL ($100) Thank you both for your inspiration and for focusing on a problem that is so little publlicized. What a great and worthy adventure:) 6/4

Horii Family, CA ($100) 6/3

Kiyo, WA ($100) Keep up the hard work, you girls are amazing! 6/3

Emma, NC ($10) Go Amber and Kelsea - thank you for doing this! 6/3

Suja, NC ($10) 6/2

Shana, NC ($20) I hope the trip is a huge success--I'll be following the blog along the way! 6/1

Shanina, NC ($20) Nice pics! Looks like you guys are living it up. Hope you continue to have a great trip. 6/1

Steve, CA ($100) Enjoy the ride, I hope the weather cooperates! Best wishes and good cheer! 5/26

Travis & Krysta, DC ($25) Kels and Amber, hope your first day was successful. Be safe and good luck to you. 5/26

Lon & Miriam, WA ($100) Don't fall off your bike! :o) 5/25

Rachel, WA ($50) I work with your Mom and just heard about your great expedition! Good for you!! have a great trip. 5/21

Eli, NC ($15) 5/20

Jon, NC ($10) 5/20

Deborah, NC ($20) 5/20

Sharif, NC ($40) 5/19

Rivka, NC ($35) Dear Amber & Kelsea, best wishes for a wonderful ride! xo. 5/17

Alyssa, NY ($10) I am a friend of Marjorie's--congratulations on your effort and best of luck! 5/15

Rekha, IL ($30) 5/15

Kathy H, WA ($100) Thank you so much for taking active initiative for raising money and awareness for this heartbreaking women's issue. I am happy to contribute to your efforts. 5/15

Carol Jia, CA ($30) Go! Go! Go! Amber! You gals rock! 5/15

Christine, VA ($80) Good luck ladies! 5/14

Amelia, MD ($10) I watched the special "A Walk to Beautiful" last evening which brought this tragedy to light for me. I'm very inspired by the two of you doing this ride to raise money. Thank you! 5/14

Nicole, OR ($50) Your info was passed on to me by a friend. I just happened to catch the women's health documentary "A Walk to Beautiful" about fistula on PBS and felt compelled to donate and support your cause. I hope this helps! 5/14

Casey K., WA ($300) 5/13

Masuye (gram), WA ($1,000) 5/13

Kiersten, MD ($300) In honor of my grandmother, Doris Milligan Johnson, a nurse who knew the worth and possibility inherent in the life of a woman. Ride on - wish I was out there with you :) xoxo. 5/12

Shitama Family, MD ($50) We're really proud that you are taking on this challenge. Hopefully it will inspire others to work on behalf of the broken and hurting. By the way, great quote at the bottom of your website. John Wesley is the founder of Methodism and he epitomized the union of the spiritual life with work for social justice. Have a great ride! 5/12

Marjorie, DC ($30) Best of luck ladies! 5/11

Meta & Ren, CA ($100) 5/8

Jean ($10) Good luck! 5/8

Elizabeth ($60) Good luck on your ride!!! Great job! 5/8

Jerry & Marilyn, WA ($60) Wishing you a great ride. 5/7

Avi, WA ($20) Kudos for such an ambitious endeavor for honorable reasons. 5/7

Shuwen & Marc, NC ($50) What a great idea and a wonderful way to spread the word about fistula. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures along this bike ride! 5/7

Tim, NC ($25) 5/7

Tyler, NC ($30) 5/7

Aimee & Chad, WA ($300) We're proud of your efforts to help those in need. 5/6

Zach, WA ($10) 5/4

Nichole, MA ($10) 5/2

Robert, OR ($6) 4/30

Hammon Family, OR ($50) 4/30

Naomi, WA ($60) Amber and Kelsea, you go girls! We are proud of you for doing this for such a good cause. We will be thinking of you along the way. We'd go with you, but ahhh have to go to work....Love, Pantsy

Samantha, UK ($50/25 L) My very good friend Becky told me about your ride and I think what you are doing is amazing--good luck! 4/29

Nora, MA ($25) Good luck with your ride for a great cause: "The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world" ~ Charles Malik, former president of the UN General Assembly 4/29

Misa, WA ($50) 4/29

Becky, CO ($10) YAYA Go Kelsea and Amber you guys are amazing! Rock on! 4/29

Amber, NC ($5) Gotta start somewhere 4/28


Jeremy McKinley at Gregg's Cycle in Seattle, WA for donation of two jersey's, multi-tools, patch kits, lubes and water bottles! Kathy Ballard for $50 to defray trip costs; Tim Cupery for help with bike maintenance; Meagan McPhee for use of panniers; See Family in Nassele, WA for overnight shelter; Hammon Family in Eugene, OR for laundry, food and showers!; Orans Family in SF for laundry, food and showers; Itsuko Uota for help with bike shipping costs--you guys are awesome!

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