Join the Campaign to Run for Lions and Help Replace Loirish’s Collar

Sep 20, 2013 | Categories: Other news | Leave A Comment »

Lion conservation is hard work. A lot of times, it can be heartbreaking. But every now and then someone comes to us with an offer to help, and we become inspired and motivated once again. The support from people across the world truly moves us and reminds us that we must keep fighting for Kenya’s lions no matter what.

Brian “Khepri” Johnson from Mesa, Arizona wanted to run for lions. He learned about our annual Running For Lions race in Samburu, and wanted to raise money to cover the cost of the 2014 race. He started an Indiegogo campaign and pledged to run 100km through remote Arizona mountains for the Javelina 100k. In exchange for sponsorships, he is offering creative perks like logo/name spots on his jerseys and original lion artwork from renowned comic artists from the US and Brazil.

Before we even got around to writing this blog, Brian raised almost the entire cost of our 2014 Running for Lions! We have almost reached the campaign goal. We are blown away.

> Watch the short video Brian made

Then Loirish was killed and Brian decided to keep going. He’s unstoppable. Now he is campaigning to raise additional funds to help replace the tracking collar that was destroyed when Loirish was shot and dismembered.

Please visit Brian’s Run4Run4Lions campaign and check out the amazing artwork that is being donated specially for this. If we reach the campaign goals, that means our entire Running For Lions 2014 race will be entirely covered, and we will be able to buy a replacement for the important GPS collar that we lost the other week.

Thank you, Brian!

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One of the original pieces of artwork from renowned Brazilian artist, Gustavo Duarte, being offered as a perk if you donate to the campaign.