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Sarah Peck

The $29,000 Birthday Swim

Sarah Peck

The $29,000 Birthday Swim

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Scott Harrison talked about the power of $5000 and how it can change an entire community of people's lives forever: one source to clean water can mean all the difference.

For my 29th birthday, I'm hoping for a huge goal: I'm hoping to inspire 1000 people to donate just $29 to the cause. $29 for my birthday is the same amount as a fancy bottle of wine, or a few drinks at a bar, or a meal out with friends. So here's what I'm asking: don't buy me a present, but donate a little bit to this big dream of mine instead.

Put another way, I'll need 290 people to donate $100.

I'm not sure if I can do it -- it's a crazy goal. So here's some extra incentive: if 100 people donate $29, I'll pitch in my own $1000 to the cause.

And if there are 1000 people who donate $29 (or we get to $29,000 some other way!!), I'm willing to do something crazy: I'll swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco wearing nothing but my birthday suit.

If you want to donate more than $29, dude, I'm game if you are!

That's right. Water, y'all.

This campaign brought clean water to Endameskel School, Ethiopia and 2 other projects.

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This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
Lloyd Chang$2,929
Sarah Peck$2,900
Big Wheel Brigade$2,900
Big Wheel Brigade$2,100
Anonymous$1,000

This campaign brought clean water to Endameskel School, Ethiopia and 2 other projects.

Scott Harrison talked about the power of $5000 and how it can change an entire community of people's lives forever: one source to clean water can mean all the difference.

For my 29th birthday, I'm hoping for a huge goal: I'm hoping to inspire 1000 people to donate just $29 to the cause. $29 for my birthday is the same amount as a fancy bottle of wine, or a few drinks at a bar, or a meal out with friends. So here's what I'm asking: don't buy me a present, but donate a little bit to this big dream of mine instead.

Put another way, I'll need 290 people to donate $100.

I'm not sure if I can do it -- it's a crazy goal. So here's some extra incentive: if 100 people donate $29, I'll pitch in my own $1000 to the cause.

And if there are 1000 people who donate $29 (or we get to $29,000 some other way!!), I'm willing to do something crazy: I'll swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco wearing nothing but my birthday suit.

If you want to donate more than $29, dude, I'm game if you are!

That's right. Water, y'all.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Sarah Peck
    Sarah Peck donated $2,900 - almost 3 years ago

    WATER PARTY ~ Ticket sales and raffle tickets from the event.

  • Allen Rich
    Allen Rich donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    Denison Swim Parent

  • Marilyn  Morgan
    Marilyn Morgan donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    Great job, Sarah! You're such an inspiration.

  • Nathan Rapheld
    Nathan Rapheld donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    Well done Sarah.

  • RACHEL PROVENCE
    Rachel P. donated $10 - almost 3 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • Sarah Peck
    South End Rowing Club donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    One of the ladies I swim with in the morning gave me $29 after our morning Sauna!

  • Siobhain Danaher
    Siobhain Danaher donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    Well Done Sarah

  • Anonymous donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    awesome

  • JP Casillas
    JP Casillas donated $29 - almost 3 years ago

    Great job!

  • troy dayton
    troy dayton donated $10 - almost 3 years ago

    congrats!

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