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Making a Difference for Nepalese Children

Making a Difference for Nepalese Children

When my daughter was a teenager, we orphanages in Kathmandu.  Olga Murray, the founder of Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF). Olga’s helps us all see that “ONE WOMAN CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.” We met her kids and saw first-hand the work she’s done for Nepalese children, including buying girls out of slavery. It all started […]

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Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

My friends all thought I was crazy. “Climbers fall you know. Splat — on the pavement. That could be you,” I was warned. After all, I’m not a so young any more and  I had never rappelled off a skyscraper. Nor had I ever done a “free” rappel — you have no contact with the […]

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Bond Girls Bike America

Bond Girls Bike America

Mother’s Day 2010 found me and my daughter JC on a grand adventure for a good cause: biking across America to raise funds and awareness to help fight osteoporosis, which runs in our family and affects millions of American women. Daughter Annalyse trained with us and was along for part of the ride, and goddaughter […]

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Saving Girls From Slavery in Nepal

Saving Girls From Slavery in Nepal

Olga  Murray spends half her time in  Sausalito and the other half in Kathmandu, where she works to buy girls out of bondage in a rural farming district in southern Nepal. Poverty forces families to sell their daughters, as young as 7 years old, as domestic slaves or worse. She learned about the practice of […]

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Grass Roots Philanthropy. Biked 3,115 miles Across America for Charity and Challenge.

Grass Roots Philanthropy. Biked 3,115 miles Across America for Charity and Challenge.

No stilettos. No shopping… just pedaling to promote strong bones for life!    www.bondgirlsbikeamerica.com The Bond Girl Team, composed of Marybeth, her 22-year-old daughter and a friend, biked 3,114 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic and raised $52,000 for the National Osteoporosis Foundation for research and education. Their all-female campaign brought awareness to the […]

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Giving Back

Giving Back

A rewarding aspect of travel is learning about organizations around the world that help the people and places we visit, and giving back to them to support their causes. Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation (NYOF) The Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, founded by Olga Murray, is a nonprofit organization based in Sausalito, California that provides education, health […]

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Who Gives Away TWO TONS of GOURMET FOOD Every Week in San Francisco?

Who Gives Away TWO TONS of GOURMET FOOD Every Week in San Francisco?

The leftovers from Tante Marie’s cooking class are donated to Food Runners serving the hungry in San Francisco www.foodrunners.org Meet Cooking Teacher and Humanitarian of the Year Today  at Tante Marie’s Cooking School I met an extraordinary woman and culinary entrepreneur.  Mary Risley, the fun-loving and focused founder of Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San […]

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