2000 mile run BHF
£3,129.00 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/bostontoaustinBHF
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Boston to Austin – Hit the Road Running is a 2,000 mile run designed to raise awareness of three charities: British Heart Foundation (BHF), Help the Heroes/Saulte America’s Heroes (UK and USA respectively) and Young Texans against Cancer (YTAC). These charities were chosen as they all hold a special connection to each of the runners. Rusty Tolliver’s mother is a two time cancer survivor, Scott Jenkins works with cardiac patients in rehabilitation and all three runners have close friends who work in the military and armed forces. In today’s society, the ravages of war, cancer and heart disease affect us all in someway or another, with 1 in 3 people expected to contract cancer or heart disease during their lifetime and since September 2001 to August 2008, 4,683 American’s have died during the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Over 270 UK soldiers have died since 2001 in Afghanistan alone.
The run will start in Boston, Massachusetts on September 15 and will conclude in Austin, Texas (hometown of runner, Rusty Tolliver and a YTAC chapter) on November 27 2010. The three runners: Scott Jenkins (29), Rhys Jenkins (22) and Rusty Tolliver (23) will attempt to run up to 40 miles a day against differing and challenging American terrain and weather conditions. The three men will cross through 9 states, stopping in 100 towns and 9 cities during there grueling 2.5 month run.
The ultimate purpose of the run is to raise money for these charities and thus long term be able to provide hope to those affected by each of the causes. Because of this, gaining publicity is crucial to this campaign being a success. The run not only needs sponsorship through supplies, nutrients and equipment for the three men involved, but press and media coverage is required to raise awareness as well as the all important donations to the charities involved. This proposal is designed to give you the information required for you to make a decision on whether your company will choose to sponsor these three courageous and determined young men who only want to bring hope to those who sometimes feel as if there is nothing left.
We have purposely not set a target as we want people to continuously donate throughout the event.
Thank you for your support
Scott, Rhys and Rusty
Charity Registration No. 225971
The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity. Every day they save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients.
Well done guys, and I thought running a marathon was hard
Donation by Jim McCarthy on 25/11/10
Well done guys, see you soon, Rod & Carol, exiled in Aldershot
Donation by Brian Rowley on 24/11/10
+ £11.28 Gift Aid
Well done Scott, Rhys & Rusty (& back up team!) - from Boston Buildings Cardiff to Boston to Austin 2000 milers. xx
Donation by babs gruar on 24/11/10
+ £23.13 Gift Aid
well done - from various in dumfries - xx
Donation by jenna mccrone on 24/11/10
+ £19.74 Gift Aid
You guys are amazing! Our best to you!!
Donation by Mary & Jerry Gonnella on 22/11/10
so proud of you scott - love and miss you loads.love jenna mark & leah xx
Donation by jenna mccrone on 21/11/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
So glad this finally went through! Love you guys!!
Donation by Karen Pierce on 21/11/10
Wish I could give more!
Donation by Karen Pierce on 17/11/10
Thanks for keeping my stepdad (Stephen Simons) in good shape :-) Enjoy the rest of your great adventure!
Donation by deri thomas on 07/11/10
Kindly donated by the students at John Wheatley College ( Haghill ) Well done guys keep going !
Donation by Pauline Kilcullen on 01/11/10
Well done lads. As this money was donated from the lads on the Bruce Platform in the North Sea, I would just like to say a big thank you
Donation by Thomas Fleming on 01/11/10
Awesome job! You guys are beasting those miles!
Donation by Craig Wallace on 01/11/10
Good Luck Guys - Doing awesome job. Lots of love Keir, Kelly, Oliver and Henry. Xxx
Donation by Keir Vanner on 29/10/10
+ £14.10 Gift Aid
amazing work guys - keep going!
Donation by Alice Turner on 28/10/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Half way there keep it up - what you are doing is amazing! X
Donation by Rhiannon Richards on 26/10/10
+ £28.21 Gift Aid
Good luck with the run, found out about the run from Bramble Coppins
Donation by margaret cassam on 22/10/10
+ £4.23 Gift Aid
Brilliant stuff - hang in there guys.
Donation by james Ernest on 18/10/10
Donation by Marne Austin on 15/10/10
Well done, your a credit to humanity!
Donation by Paul and Megan Zahra on 15/10/10
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Donation by Katie Watts on 10/10/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
You guys are totally amazing and absolutely inspiring! I'm exhausted after 4 miles but you just keep going. Good luck for the rest of the trip! Xx
Donation by Rhona Mackay on 09/10/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
It's absolutely amazing what you are doing. Keep going. All the best xx
Donation by Caroline Stephens on 07/10/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
I'm impressed already! Well done boys.
Donation by Hanna on 04/10/10
Sorry I can't donate more. You're doing a great job. Love Helen and Jesse xx
Donation by HELEN GUNTER on 04/10/10
Absolutely amazing.. good luck for the rest of the run xx
Donation by Genevieve Lewis on 28/09/10
- * Online donations£3,129.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£3,129.00
- Gift Aid£529.41
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