Kellan 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

Kellan Details

I recently escaped graduate school and launched my career in plant breeding. One of the highlights of my graduate school life was traveling to Ethiopia for a striga symposium. During my expedition, I met some of the missionaries that would launch the Ethiopian component of the Ziway and Adami Tulu Project. I have been receiving monthly e-mail from these missionaries and am thrilled to Run for ZAT. Last fall I ran my first half-marathon and loved it. Now, I am looking forward to my first marathon in Chicago. This is an awesome conjunction of interests. ZAT Project needs support for their schools and feeding program. I need your encouragement to run the race.

 Would you support my race and encourage me to keep running all 26.2 miles with a donation to ZAT?

For just $19/month, a child's educational and nutritional needs are fulfilled. Please sponsor a student in honor of my marathon. Here is the link to select a child:

You can also give a single donation via the yellow Donate Now button below




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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Kellan

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Kellan 8/13/2013 $228.00 * Yay! Lemecha is sponsored!
Elizabeth Kershner 10/11/2013 $150.00
Anonymous 10/11/2013 $250.00
Dan Kershneer 10/13/2013 $240.00 Congratulations Kellan on a great run!
Stephen and Kathy Kershner 10/13/2013 $25.00