Gretchen Schaefer's Page


Freaky 5k Fun Run and Walk 2012

Waterville, Maine

Gretchen Schaefer's Page

As a mom of two girls, the mission of Hardy Girls, Healthy Women is an important one to me! They do so much to empower young girls, and I can't wait until Ingrid and Willa are old enough to participate in their Adventure Girls program. (Also, I love that the founder is a Washington County girl herself; Lyn Mikel Brown is a Calais High School graduate that is now a professor at Colby.)

Part of being a healthy woman and raising hardy girls is to step out of my own comfort zone (geekery) and into one that is kind of scary (running! IN PUBLIC! ON PURPOSE! and sometimes before 6 am?!) but I am choosing to do it set a good example for my girls, to live a healthy life, and to take risks, and to be a lifelong learner -- even when it comes to gym class.

Please support my team's efforts to continue supporting the girls of Maine, and beyond, with Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.

Our motto is Not Just a Pretty Brain -- my team is made up of really smart women who got into running shoes later than most.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Update: In the spirit of Kickstarter, I have some reward levels.

Every $5 gets you to vote on the color of sequined running skirt I will wear! (ONLY if I hit my $250 goal)

$5: A vote on skirt color.

$10: 2 votes!

$15: 3 votes!

$20: 4 votes!

$25: 5 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation!

$30: 6 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation!

$35: 7 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation!

$40: 8 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation!

$45: 9 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation!

$50: 10 votes, PLUS a personalized haiku of appreciation, AND a loaf of homemade bread!

You will only get to vote (and see what color is in the lead!) once you donate. Prior donors, the link is coming to you directly. And if you prefer to just give me cash, I will send the link to you once I have the money in hand.

Seriously people. ME, RUNNING, in a SEQUINED SKIRT. What could possibly be scarier than THAT?

Voting will end on 10/17 to allow me to order the skirt and have it here on time. You can donate any time, though! 

This page is no longer accepting donations