100 FOR 100 is a commitment to run 100 km to save 100 animals.
I, Andrea Kladar, a Chartered Investment Manager from Calgary, AB, Canada, committed to running 100 km in under 12 hours on Vancouver Island on May 11, 2013. I subsequently completed this endeavor and placed 1st in the 100 km Trail National Championships.
Many of you have asked me “Why in the world are you running 100 km?”
I do it because it’s the least I could do for animals. But pictures speak louder than words. Here’s my 2 minute WHY:
Or if you prefer reading, here’s a beautiful story for you:
Imagine a love so powerful and deep for a lost family member to spend months frantically searching for his family in a strange land, unable to speak the language?
Lost, alone, scared, hungry, thirsty and without shelter …imagine the fear of never finding your family again.
Would you continue searching barefoot in the dead of winter, your feet bleeding and worn to the bone desperately searching to find the ones you love?
Meet Bobbie, the Wonder Dog!
Here is the true recount of Bobbie, The Wonder Dog:
While on a road trip with his family in Indiana , Bobbie, the Scotch Collie/English Shepard was separated from his owners and lost. Following an exhaustive search, the family reluctantly returned home to Silverton, Oregon heartbroken and assuming their beloved family pet was lost forever.
Six months later a true miracle happened: Bobbie had found his way home!
Inexplicably, he traversed more than 4,100 km from Indiana to Oregon to shower his family with kisses and love.
Bobbie’s deep love for his family and home found him combatting incredible dangers, mountain ranges, rivers, threatening weather and predators.
The joy of his return prompted thousands of letters, news articles and a starring role in a silent film.
- Bobbie with his owner.
But there was one more family member not present when Bobbie arrived home: Tootles, his canine brother. Sadly, Tootles had passed away after Bobbie went missing. Tootles had been layed to rest on the family farm.
Unaware of his passing, Bobbie rushed to the bed of his canine brother only to find it no longer there. Bobbie quickly sought out the plot where Tootles was buried and desperately began to dig and rescue his beloved brother.
Tears poured down all the faces of all those that witnessed this heart-wrenching moment making Bobbie a true hero, a legend and an inspiration to us all.
What sacrifices would you be willing to endure to reunite with your loved ones, or bring your family member home again?
Countless animals are suffering today — in every community worldwide.
You can make a difference to the lives of abandoned, abused and hopeless animals.
Your commitment to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) as well as Rescue and Sanctuary for Threated Animals (R.A.S.T.A.) will help bring them home — to a brighter and better place!
Join forces with those who have dedicated their lives to aid these wonderful, deserving creatures. I do.
I am Andrea Kladar. As an animal lover and athlete, I am truly inspired by Bobbie’s devotion and commitment to reach his goals. I have committed to running 100 km to save 100 animals like Bobbie.
These unfortunate animals need our support.
Please join me in my endorsement of the two charities, AARCS and R.A.S.T.A., so they can continue to perform their wonderful work!
I’m striving to raise money through 100 FOR 100 to help protect these wonderful creatures so that no animals will endure excruciating pain like Bobbie did to find his loving home.
Your support makes all the difference to these helpless animals.
“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”
(Henry David Thoreau)
Don’t wait — helpless animals need you today.