What is 100 FOR 100?

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:

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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?

Bobbie did.

Meet Bobbie, the Wonder Dog!

Bobbie, The Wonder Dog from Oregon

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.

“On behalf of loving Bobbies everywhere, thank you from the bottom of my heart!” (Andrea Kladar, Calgary)

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.

6 Responses to What is 100 FOR 100?

  1. Mike Kolodnicki says:

    Fantastic !!
    A lot of personal time and effort to support a worthy cause.

    Good luck Andrea !

  2. Sue says:

    Andrea I am more than please to support you with the exceptional cause. Both rescue groups I support throughout the years even though I live in Lethbridge. The story is so moving and I cannot imagine how I would manage if I lost either one of my boys. I have just given to another cat fundraising cause, but you can count on me. I hope to spread the word and sponsor your run by the beginning of May.

  3. Uttara says:

    Hi Andrea! You are so inspiring! May God bless you with the strength and a loooong life to continue doing what you do for the animals! I’m not fit at all, but am inspired to run for the animals. Maybe I’ll take 2 or 3 months to do it. I understand I’d need to raise a minimum of $100 to do it. Is there anything else I need to know? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do and your time!

    • You’re so wonderful Uttara! Thank you for wanting to do this for animals! I’ll be a fun adventure at the same time. Please just send me an email so I can reserve a spot for you and I’ll let you know as soon as everything is ready to do.

      My email address is andrea.kladar@td.com.

      Thank you so much!!

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