Latest Updates: Rachel has been forced out of he marathon due to injury, but her sister Jessica is still running on behalf of Ape Action Africa. Pledge your support today!
One generous supporter has pledged to match our $5K goal with another $5K if we succeed in raising our total. So please donate today to double your impact! Thank you!
The United Nations has named 2009 "Year of the Gorilla" -- we can help these great apes by supporting the great work of Rachel and the rest of the dedicated Ape Action Africa team!
Help support gorilla and chimpanzee care and protection in Cameroon!
Ape Action Africa's manager in Cameroon, Rachel Hogan, is running this year's New York Marathon! She is currently training in the forests of Cameroon, and is looking forward to running in NY to raise much needed funds for Ape Action Africa (previously: Cameroon Wildlilfe Aid Fund ).
Rachel has this to say from her base in Cameroon:
"We desperately need your help to be able to continue to look after the orphans in our care, like Nona the gorilla. She arrived at Ape Action Africa in a terrible condition, close to death, but she is now a happy, healthy young gorilla living in a huge forest enclosure with nine other gorillas. That would not be possible without supporters like you!
This will be my first ever marathon so I need lots of encouragement to help me get through my training in the tropical rainforests of Cameroon! So please sponsor me now! Thank you!"
For more information about Ape Action Africa, please visit www.apeactionafrica.org
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support Ape Action Africa's fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!