Our friends at Together for Adoption @t4acon shared about this fantastic resource, consider getting involved!
Some people like to do triathlons. You know, those physically grueling events in which a person swims, bikes, and runs for abnormally long distances. I’m not one of those people. But Rebecca Cruttenden is one of those people. She likes doing triathlons. She’s also an adoptive mom of 3 children from Russia as well as an orphan care advocate.
Rebecca has been doing ironman triathlons the last two years to raise money to help fund adoptions and she’s been doing it by representingBrittany’s Hope Foundation. Brittany’s Hope is a fundraising agency that works with Bethany Christian Services and 6 other agencies around the country to fund special needs adoptions from around the world. In the last two years, Rebecca has raised $17,000 and helped two sibling groups get adopted.
In February, Rebecca launched Team Orphans so that athletes all over the country could join in raising money to help kids get adopted. Athletes can pick any type of race- running race, biking race, triathlon, etc., sign up at Team Orphans, set a fundraising goal, and ask friends and family to sponsor. Because of generous corporate sponsors, 100% of the money donated goes to the adoption grants. So far, Team Orphans have 12 business sponsors and 30 team members from 6 different states who have raised over $7,000. Their goal is to reach 100 team members in 2012 and 1,000 in five years.
If you’re an endurance athlete Check out Team Orphans!