"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." - John Holmes
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, our BOOMers are the best people on the planet. This week’s blog is more proof of that.
Cue Kristen Webb a.k.a. “K-Webb”.
K-Webb has been booming with us since January 2017 and she is a force to be reckoned with! I’m fortunate enough to be able to workout with her every day (6:15ers for life!) and I spend much of my time making sure I’m keeping up with her. She is a true athlete.
What is additionally impressive is her ginormous heart and philanthropic efforts. She is always giving and doing what she can to help her fellow man….and donkey. Yes, I said donkey.
Let me explain. Her latest effort to save the world is a 16 day trip to Africa where she and a group of twenty US veterinarians will raise funds to vaccinate thousands of dogs, cats, and donkeys to prevent and rid them of rabies.
Her team will be working alongside the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) which has already successfully vaccinated over 8,000 dogs since the beginning of 2017. Their goal is to eliminate 70% of rabies in Machakos County alone which equates to 182,000 rabid-free dogs. Their clinics will provide the people and animals of these remote rural villages with the care that they would not be able to access or afford otherwise.
Why is this important? First of all, vaccinating these animals and eradicating rabies directly protects these families from contracting this deadly and preventable disease. Secondly, this will help support the human-animal coexistence which is imperative in these villages.
I sat down and had a chat with K-Webb to learn more about her cause, check out the video below to find out more!
There you have it folks. First of all, how cute is she?? Second of all, it’s important that you know that none of these funds will go toward the volunteer’s travel costs (airfare, lodging etc) as they are all paying their own way. 100% of the funds raised will go toward vaccinations and medical supplies.
K-Webb's Safari BOD will not only be a blast, but it will help save the lives of countless animals! Don’t miss class on Saturday, July 21st and experience it yourself! Mark your calendars, bring spare change or a check, and help K-Webb save the world one donkey at a time! With your help, they can reach their goal of vaccinating 9,000+ animals and aid these African families who need our support. $1 will vaccinate 1 animal. How incredible is that? Just imagine how far your donation can go.
In the case that you can’t participate in this awesome workout, here are other ways you can donate:
For check donations, please bring to LFT headquarters or mail to:
Maria Rosa Galter
Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW)
1031 33rd Street
Denver, CO 80205
If you can’t give a donation then please SHARE SHARE SHARE! Talk about it, share this post on social media and help spread the word! You all know we are so much stronger together and when we join forces our impact can be so much more powerful!
To learn more about ANAW visit anaw.org and check out this beautiful, informative, and inspiring video..
Let’s keep making a difference in this world! Thank you K-Webb for leading this cause and being such an inspiration both inside and out of the Boom Room!
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