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Help Carlene raise money

For participating in 2020 Virtual Perseverance Trail Run

My Story…

We began this family tradition of running together in the Perseverance Trail Run in 2016 dressed up as 'Forest Ninjas' to help protect the Cumberland Forest. This was a season for us of persevering through loss and choosing what brings life and we are grateful each year to reflect on its significant meaning in our lives. This year in particular, we are reminded of  how valuable these special places are that allow us to breathe, explore, continue challenging our limits, and be immersed in the great outdoors! 

We have enjoyed watching our kids learn to run, race, hike and mountain bike in these beautiful Cumberland trails and can see how very soon they will be flying by us! Thank you for joining with us to help preserve the forest for all of us to enjoy for many generations to come!


Carlene, Chad, Hudson & Stellalyn

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 22 Tara Gornall $54.31
Oct 21 Rob Kelly $27.60
Oct 20 Jon & Anita McCarthy We are proud of all of you Van Tongeren’s for the ways that you are fighting for the preservation of the forest. We love you all dearly! $500.00
Oct 20 Howard family Way to go Vantongerens!! We are so fortunate to have such a gorgeous forest to explore! Undisclosed amount
Oct 20 Louisa Lukas Anne & Martin What a beautiful forest; fabulous you do this fun activity to sustain it. Hope we can soon be on the trails with you! Hugs from the Guhnies Undisclosed amount
Oct 19 John and Jo We are pleased to be able to support you and your family, Carlene, in such a worthy cause. Sending blessing and love. $54.31
Oct 18 Albert & Stella van Tongeren Thanks for organizing the run and preserving the forest. Good job and well done. Undisclosed amount
Oct 17 Louisa Pulfrey Looking forward to being part of the event tomorrow. Thank you for all your organization! $27.60
Oct 17 The Clark’s Forest Ninja’s unite!! What a fantastic idea and cause! $54.31
Oct 16 Anonymous $107.72