Step by Step Walkathon

THE JOURNEY OF FEEDING 1000 MOUTHS BEGINS WITH YOUR STEPS

The Cunningham Foundation is pleased to announce the Step by Step Walkathon, November 16-21. It is 8,325 miles from Denver, Colorado to Yetebon, Ethiopia.  The goal is to bridge that distance by raising funds to help support students in Yebeton with meals, school supplies and clothing.

There is magic in every mile - with the help of you, your friends and family, we can turn these steps into improving the lives of children in Yetebon, Ethiopia.

To kick off the week long event, Governor Bill Ritter has committed to walking the first mile of this epic undertaking. Governor Ritter will kick off this event by walking a mile on a treadmill at the State Capitol on Mon. Nov 16th 9:00-10:00am. When the Step by Step goal is reached, Governor Ritter will challenge the Governors of the other 49 states to join this amazing event!

Also, the Colorado chapter of DECA, a national organization for secondary students enrolled in Marketing Education, has already issued the challenge to over 7,000 of their members through the Quarters for Kids program!

You can join in the fun and help make a huge difference in the lives of those struggling with the basics of life in Yebeton too by securing pledges for every mile you walk, run, jog or move!

So get busy, challenge friends, schools, teachers, parents, and businesses - to participate in the rewarding joy of service, competitive spirit and become empowered to make a difference in the lives of others.

Visit http://www.cunninghamfoundation.org to find out more and to make your pledge to begin this ambitious and compassionate journey.

Laurie Maves Fundraiser - Poppies for Ethiopia

Denver-based artist, Laurie Maves, produced a series - Poppies for Ethiopia - which she is selling to raise money to travel to Ethiopia with us on the 2008 trip. The following is an excerpt from her website:

The following Poppy Paintings are available for purchase for a minimum donation of $500. All proceeds will benefit the Cunningham Foundation which assists Project Mercy in Yetebon, Ethipoia, by providing breakfast, lunch, education, uniforms and shoes to 1,500 children. Armed with school and art supplies, I will be traveling to Yetebon with the foundation in November 2008 and will be working with the local school children and teachers to help develop arts and creative learning programs.  Paintings are now showing at Strings Restaurant located at 1700 Humbolt Street in Denver www.stringsrestaurant.com

To purchase a Poppy Painting now, please use the following donation link:

From my Studio....

Poppies #1 2008, acrylic latex and paint pen of canvas 36"x36", all rights reserved by Laurie Maves

 Poppies #2 2008, acrylic latex and paint pen of canvas 36"x36", all rights reserved by Laurie Maves

Poppies #3 2008, acrylic latex and paint pen of canvas 36"x36", all rights reserved by Laurie Maves

Poppies #4 2008,  acrylic latex and paint pen of canvas 36"x36", all rights reserved by Laurie Maves

You can donate by clicking the following link:

Donate to Laurie Maves 2008 Trip