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Salisb, NC Kilometers for Katie (Make a Wish Foundation charity)

Discussion in 'South East Regional Discussion' started by RipRoar, Jun 16, 2009.

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    RipRoar Jedi Youngling star 3

    Apr 8, 2007

    "If you don't know who Katie Johnson was please visit her website here. Suffice to say she was an adorable little girl who lived amongst us for too short a time. I never had a chance to meet her but her story has touch me and thousands of Star Wars fans. Her father, Albin, founded the 501st costuming group. Katie's story still is told by a very special droid that was made for her - R2-KT".

    halibut posted:
    On November 22nd, Joseph Schönberger, TK-3699 from Garrison Tyranus, will be running in the Philadelphia Marathon to raise money for the Make A Wish foundation. He?s running in memory of Katie Johnson and will run in Stormtrooper armor to increase visibility, and because Katie would've loved it. While it?s true that running in armor is no longer considered unique, at least within the Star Wars community, this effort is a little different.

    Joe is spearheading an international campaign called ?Kilometers 4 Katie?. Its purpose is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to raise awareness of the organization and all of the fantastic work they do to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and provide them with hope, strength, and joy. The Philadelphia Marathon is just the beginning.

    ?Kilometers 4 Katie,? or ?Km4KT? for short, is a group whose mission to encourage individuals to participate in events in their own towns as a member of Team: Km4KT. We may be geographically separated, but that doesn?t mean aren?t unified.

    What can you do?

    Donate. Even small donations add up

    Run in a local event such as a 5K or walk as a member of Team: Km4KT

    Change your signature in online forums and add a link to our website

    Participate in our upcoming online fund raising merchandise promotions

    Add us on MySpace

    Join our FaceBook and help spread the word

    Follow us on Twitter

    Put a link to in your signature on here
    Feel free to add our sig file to your forum signature, website, or blog:

    We know that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.
    One person already has made that difference, and her name was Katie.

    Please visit us at and don?t forget to tell all of your family and friends.

    Thank you
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