If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know about my friend, James Lawrence
aka Iron Cowboy.
If you are a new reader, you can read about James here and here.
I need your help.
You see, James is going to do 30 races this year--all "iron distance"--to raise money for Quiet Way.
What is Quiet Way?
Quiet Way is working with the Kenyan government and Kenyan engineers to build approximately 1,000 water retention systems throughout Northern Kenya to relieve drought. Each dam approximately between $10,00 and $15,000 to complete ($1,000,000-$1,500,000 total). The first two dams have been built, and began filling with water in November, 2009. Studies are being done to insure that the design is self-sustaining, and effective.
Famine relief – Quiet Way provides food staples to communities in Northern Kenya, currently suffering from drought and famine, until the “Give a Dam” water retention systems are in place to provide long-term relief. Costs of feeding these communities is about $5 per person for a week. (There are currently 3 million Kenyans starving due to drought.)
James is going to race 30 IM distance races to raise money and awareness for Quiet Way.
30 x 140.6 miles. That is A LOT of miles.
While James is leaving it all out there on the race course this year, I am trying to help him with some other miles.
Miles to get to these races.
As you can imagine, there is a lot involved in undertaking 30 races around the world.
There is a simple way we can help.
By donating miles to get him to these races.
How can you "donate" miles??
By donating Frequent flier miles!!
Do you, your friends or business associates have extra frequent flier miles that they would like to donate so we can help James with travel to the race venue?
If you personally do not have the miles to help James, then you can help simply by spreading the word! Tweet about it, talk about it on Facebook or on your blog! Let's use this amazing ability we have to share information with the world to help James and his cause.
If you can help or have any questions, please contact me!
You can contact me
email me at
jsmall14 (at) maine.rr.com
jennlams (at) yahoo.com