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2023 Donors / Participants

Participant

Jeff Lewis

$6,591.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Barb Phillips

$3,836.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Michael Sexton

$3,566.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Swim

Participant

Marggy Ells

$1,650.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Lawrence Mazuchowski

$1,475.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Triathlon

Participant

Barton Kathleen

$1,275.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Beth Garrison

$1,250.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Andrea Barton

$1,000.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Run

Participant

Mayra Hendrix

$750.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Run

Participant

Mary Cary Peterson

$710.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Kristen G Guarnieri

$700.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Wendy Bourgault

$625.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Cycle

Participant

Julie Rizzo

$600.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Daniel Bourgault

$525.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Triathlon

Participant

Tayler Liedke

$375.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Run

Participant

Kristen Lewis

$350.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Kirsten Matsumoto

$350.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Kim Morris

$250.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Participant

Laura Salinas

$250.00 RAISED!

Challenge - Walk

Get Up and Get Moving

Let's Get Moving began as an exciting idea of the newly minted OLR Ambassadors Council in early 2020.  We were working hard to develop the program when the unthinkable happened, the world stood still and shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Larry Mazuchowski, the Chair of the AC at the time,  thought it was important to move forward anyway - to encourage physical activity for a good cause even if we'd be running, walking, and swimming with masks and on our own. The event was small but people enjoyed virtually sharing their progress and raised $5,000.

In 2021, while the world was still closed down, the event was a huge  success, and we raised over $50,000 with 33 participants and 68 new members. In 2022, things were a little slower as the world was recovering and folks were figuring how to get back to work and "normal" life.  Still, our amazing participants raised over $30,000.

Now, in 2023, we're keeping the momentum going and inviting you to get outside and get moving with Our Little Roses. Join us in supporting our mission to empower and transform the lives of the 70+ girls in our care while promoting a healthy lifestyle.  YOU can  help us cross the finish line to make 2023 the best year yet!

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Check back frequently to update your progress

Check back often to update your challenge progress, view other participants, and track fundraising on our leaderboard. Register and receive a t-shirt and certificates for you and your supporters to show off!

UPDATE YOUR PROGRESS

Make it a family event!

Register each family member for their own chosen challenge and update and track each other's progress for a friendly family competition. Let's Get Moving is a great way to connect with family members worldwide as the world opens up.

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Helpful Templates and Other Resources

Click below for our “Resource Toolbox”. We’ve provided the following to make things as easy as we can:

  • How to Get Moving – Sample
  • Personal Email Template
  • Social Media Message Templates
  • Social Media Posts
  • Parish Bulletin or Newsletter Announcement
  • Photos that are approved for use
RESOURCE TOOLBOX

How it Works

To join the fun (and fundraising) just follow these steps:

  • Once you’ve decided on your event, click the “Register Here” Button and complete the registration information – click “Proceed” and complete the payment process for your event.

  • Scroll down this page for more information on “How do I Get Moving”, “Where do I get Moving”, as well as our FAQ section, and decide on the event you want to do (walk, cycle, run, or swim)

  • Check your email as you’ll receive 2 or 3 emails:

    • Confirmation instructions (Only if this is your first donation to OLR)
    • This is the most important one! In your Confirmation and Tax Receipt email you'll find a link to create your personal fundraising page - that is very important!
  • In the email with your receipt, you’ll find the link to create your Personal Fundraising Page – just click to get started. This is where you can tell your friends and family why you’ve decided to “Get Moving” and invite them to sponsor you. Check out our Resource Toolbox with some email templates, social media posts, and flyers to reach out to family, friends, and colleagues for sponsorship!

    IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to hit the “Submit for Review” Button at the bottom of the page so that your changes are saved. You can always go back in and edit things later if you’d like.

    • Check your email, you’ll see an email with the subject: Important information regarding your new fundraising page. You’ll be able to continue to edit your page through a link in this email; however, our office will need to approve your page before you can start sharing it. We try to do this quickly, but it can take up to 24 hours. So please check your email for that confirmation.
    • Once approved, share your personal page through your social media sites or via email to invite family and friends to support you. Check out our toolbox for some ideas on how to spread the news.
    • On Aug. 1st, visit the website so you can begin to log your progress and have some fun watching the miles add up. Beginning August 1st, you can update your progress on the website. So sign in any time you want to log a distance you’ve traveled. (You do not have to log your distance the same day you complete it.)

REMEMBER: Let’s Get Moving runs the entire month of August and ends September 4th.

While we show “Challenge” distances, there is no minimum distance. So pick a total distance that works for you and have some fun! The important number is helping OLR reach our fundraising goal toward educating our girls.

While you can only pick one event to participate in such as walking, running, swimming, or triathlon, we encourage you to still log whatever miles you do - however you do them.

How Do I Get Moving?

Join Our Little Roses' virtual event by signing up to walk, run, cycle, swim, or complete a triathlon!
Choose an iconic location visited during OLR mission trips as your destination.

Where Do I Get Moving?

Our Little Roses always welcomes visitors and there may be a team doing their challenge in San Pedro Sula. However, most Let's Get Moving participants worldwide will join the virtual fun run by getting active in their local neighborhood.

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Walking/Running

If you decide to take on a challenge to Walk or Run you'll be in great company. The girls at Our Little Roses do a lot of both of those exercises. Many of our supporters who have visited the home are familiar with this fact, as hiking to the top of Coca Cola Mountain is something many mission teams do with the girls. We've included a map of San Pedro Sula so you can "explore" the city a bit as you walk in your neighborhood, on a treadmill at the gym, or in your home.

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Cycling

If you’ll be Cycling your way through this virtual event, we encourage you to challenge yourself to bike at least 158 miles. That is the distance from the Our Little Roses Home in San Pedro Sula to Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa! Of course, you can do more if you like! The girls at OLR LOVE to ride their bikes around the yard, we'll be sharing photos and videos to encourage you along the way.

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Swimming

Are you a Swimmer? If so, you'll be in great company as our girls do TONS OF laps in Our Little Roses’ Founder, Dr. Diana Frade’s, pool during the summer ! Diana’s pool is approximately 15 feet across x 30 feet in length, so we’re count each lap as 30 feet. That can help you to set a goal!

If you’re one of our incredible Triathletes, you’ll track miles so you might have to do some converstions. But - your a superstar triathlete so we're sure you'll manage!

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FAQ

  • The Let’s Get Moving Challenge is a fun way to raise funds for the Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society (OLR). OLR is a non-governmental organization that rescues young girls in Honduras from situations of extreme risk. In order to provide them a safe space to be young girls, OLR has created the first and only all girls’ home in San Pedro Sula where little girls and young women can escape abject poverty. Honduras has virtually no social infrastructure to support abandoned children, and girls are at special risk of abuse and neglect. OLR empowers these young girls through education and love in an atmosphere of unity, respect, and security to transform them into successful women.

  • The minimum distance challenges athletes to a reasonable yet achievable target. However, it is a target. You can set your challenge to any distance. There is no maximum distance.

  • If you like to Cycle, Run, and Swim, then the Triathlon is for you! It lets you log your miles and laps for all three activities. Again, there is no maximum or minimum distance.

  • No. You do not have to send proof of meeting your Challenge Distance. However, we ask you to objectively measure the distance you achieve so that you can update your progress on your chosen events’ map! You can use your iPhone/Garmin watch, a pedometer, a treadmill meter, or a cycling odometer – whatever is easiest for you!

  • Definitely! Most have the ability to measure your distance as well!

  • Absolutely! Make checks payable to “Our Little Roses FMS”.
    For donations, please write “Get Moving Donation for ______” and put the athlete’s name you are supporting in the “memo” section so we can give them credit. Alternatively, if you are paying for your registration via check, please write “Get Moving Challenge – ______” and put the challenge you have registered for (Walk, Run, Cycle, Swim).

    Please Mail checks to:
    OLRFMS
    PO BOX 530947
    Miami Shores, FL 33153-0947

  • We want to celebrate your achievement! And the girls/young ladies at the Mission in San Pedro Sula love seeing pictures of the wonderful people who care so much about them. Send pictures of you walking, running, or cycling for OLR to GetMoving@OurLittleRoses.org

  • $20 of the Registration fee is tax-deductible. The remainder covers the cost of the T-Shirt and postage.

  • Yes, it’s tax deductible: 54-1663713. Our Little Roses Foreign Mission Society is a registered 501 (C) 3 charitable organization.

  • Please email GetMoving@OurLittleRoses.org and we will try to respond to all queries within 36 hours. You can also call 305-603-9758 Monday - Friday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.

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