Courtney For Lifesong Ethiopia

About Lifesong Ethiopia

Team ZAT is a group of people brought together by two common interests:  A love (or toleration) of running and a desire to help the least of these.  We will all be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 to raise money and awareness for children in need within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT).  Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools.  Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes.  Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia.


Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia.  No administrative fees will be deducted and, due to a generous corporate sponsor, even Paypal fees will be covered.

To give the gift of sponsorship to a specific child, click here

And to learn more about our work in Ethiopia and around the world, visit Lifesong for Orphans

Courtney Details


Hi, I'm Courtney and I am a high school business teacher and cross country coach. My running career started in high school and continued through college with several 5ks, 10ks and half marathons. Over the past couple of years I also started doing triathlons. I have considered doing a full marathon but never acted on it until the Captain's sister Erin told me about Team ZAT. I sent in my lottery and when I found out that mine got chosen I decided it was just meant to be! The week after I found out I was chosen I made my first trip to Chicago to visit my brother who just recently moved there and lives on Michigan Ave. I am now extremely excited and starting to work on my training plan for the big day! Please help in my training process with prayers and words of encouragement during the upcoming months!!

Would you consider donating $.50, $1 or $2 per mile I run?  Any donation, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

I am so thankful for your support. It will not only change lives in Ethiopia, but will keep me racing to that 26th mile



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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Courtney

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Garage sale 10/11/2013 $172.43 Joplin garage sale! :)