Who are we?
The Wonder Women are 9 sporty ladies, born in Belgium, of which one is living in the USA. We are all linked to one another, as high-school friends, university party buddies, travel-lovers, sisters, (après) ski maniacs … Some are more sporty than the other, but we all like a challenge!
Why Wonder Women?
Because we are! Each one of us experienced or accomplished something extraordinary. We each have our story that allows us to be considered a Wonder Woman. And to be honest, aren’t all women just wonderful 😉
What are we trying to do?
After a year of not being able to see each other because of (Cyrus the) Virus – one of us discovered on the Strava (running) App that during lockdown most of us got infected by the running virus as well.
So why not start our own virtual running Club, the Wonder Women, and set ourselves a goal to stay healthy (and sane) in 2021. We decided that together we will run 2021k this year, wherever we may be in this world. It’s a way to stay connected, stay in shape, and contribute to something good at the same time.
What are we raising funds for?
We want to split the funds over 2 types of causes:
Cancer research: many of us have or had a parent, family member, friend battling cancer and some of us lost someone to the disease in a recent past.
With the funds we will support running teams who will join the 100K run in Belgium organized by Stand Up 2 Cancer (2500 EUR per team and the funds go straight to SU2C). The leftover funds will go to SU2C, and to research conducted by one of the professors who treated one of our parents during his battle.
Combatting climate change: To make sure we can leave a decent planet behind for our kids, their future kids … And as many of us just love skiing we want to see the beautiful glaciers and enjoy the slopes as long as we and our kids can.
One of the most effective ways to counter global warming is reforestation. We will donate our funds to a cause that is actively making a positive impact on our planet by protecting existing forests and conducting large scale planting efforts.
Why supporting us?
You are contributing to something very positive – something very close to our hearts as we have all been affected by this personally. And we know this is not just us, I am sure that whoever reads this post can think of someone who was affected by cancer. We are equally sure that many who read this post are concerned with how the climate on our planet is evolving. So encouraging us, is also about supporting yourself.
We realize that S2UC is a large organization, but it's through collective research and helping people at scale that these organization make a significant difference every year.
Perhaps this page is less about helping someone achieving a personal goal (like most of the funding pages), but we were looking for a platform that could help us encourage others - so what's better than trying to have us sponsored along the way.
We are a bunch of fun women - who can use that little encouragement and keep going. If we see that people are actually supporting us financially, we will definitely be motivated to make sure we reach our goal. And you know, as we keep going, you are keeping us very healthy :-)
If we achieve our goal of 10 000 EUR
We also promise to post the donation confirmations on this page. That way you are sure your donation was spent correctly (and not on the first post-covid après-ski party).
We’ll regularly let you know how we are doing and how close we are to our 2021 goal! So make sure to visit this page from time to time!