Our inspirational woman of the month is Andrea Kladar. Vegan, Animal Rights Activist, and Chartered Investment Manager from Canada, Ms. Kladar has had an inspirational life story. While she was still just a child, her neighborhood literally broke out into war on all sides. She was born and living in the former Yugoslavia at the time that it erupted into war. Although she escaped from her native country with her life, she lived in Croatia as a war refugee throughout most of her teenage years not knowing, for some of the time, whether her mother or father were still alive. Several years later, after the political conflict that resulted in the formation of Bosnia had sufficiently resided, she immigrated to Canada with her parents. What she missed the most from her childhood were the farm animals and the time that she spent with them on her family farm.
She became vegan several years ago, a process that was the straightforward result of her love of animals and her moral reflection.
Never much a runner… or biker… or swimmer, or in any way a professional athlete, Ms. Kladar is testimony to the fact that anyone, given the right inspiration, can accomplish dramatically inspirational things. In 2011 and then again in 2012, Ms. Kladar completed her first and second Ironman Canada Triathlons. Ms. Kladar’s inspiration is her love and compassion for animals, and her motivation is to help promote the spread of veganism as a moral lifestyle.
On May 11, 2013, she successfully completed an ultramarathon. In doing so, she began the vegan “100 for 100 Movement”. She ran a 100 km to save a 100 animals and raised $14,000 for animal rights charities. She won first place for her age category. Currently, she is training for a longer ultramarathon (100 MILES) that she will run in March 2015.
By visiting her website https://100for100.me/ one will find an amazing creation and opportunity – a way that anyone can do what she has done on a scale that fits with what one is able to do, e.g. complete a shorter distance over a number of days. One way to commend Andrea for her brave efforts is by taking up her cause in a similar way, namely by pledging to run whatever distance you can run and in doing so, raise money for animal rights charities.
Thank you Andrea Kladar for being our inspirational woman of September 2014.
~ Written by Inspirational Women