Last month, Informationist Amanda Sullivan teamed up with Knowledgent Cares for her fundraising efforts for the World Wildlife Fund as part of the Tough Mudder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amanda braved the elements (and mud) and completed the race on May 19th, while raising $1,125 for the WWF!
The Tough Mudder is an endurance challenge where participants attempt anywhere from 3 to 10 mile obstacle courses that test physical as well as mental strength. Obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity, and heights. To date, over 3 million people worldwide have participated in the events.
Amanda completed the race on an extremely rainy and cold day – “It was a true Mudder experience, with potential hypothermia afterwards!”, said Amanda – in under 3 hours, tackling 10 miles and 20 obstacles.
Amanda chose to fundraise during her training for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is an organization that fights to secure a future for animals on the planet we all share. Deforestation, climate change, water scarcity, and illegal wildlife trade are just some of the threats facing our planet today and the WWF continues to work to protect the species we all care about.
“I’m thrilled to have partnered with the WWF to not only tackle my Tough Mudder, but to help protect species in critical endangerment,” said Amanda. “I have been grateful to receive updates on the WWF’s recent work to learn how money raised is impacting our environment today. For example, a satellite collaring project at the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is currently in effect to help monitor the 60 remaining elephants there for better protection against poachers. Every dollar raised contributes to progress like this, so I’d like to thank everyone who supported my race and donated to such an important cause!”
Congratulations to Amanda on such an incredible accomplishment!
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