Humans for Cheetahs


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HumansForCheetahs_LOGO This month we are launching a new initiative called Humans for Cheetahs. Cheetah Conservation Fund created a team that can be part of any CCF approved charity event around the country for runners, walkers, bikers, and other racers who want to participate in athletic events and raise money to help save the cheetah by supporting CCF.  

Dr. Laurie Marker and Honorary Humans for Cheetahs Chairperson Jack Hanna invite you to join the first Humans for Cheetahs team in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as they run or walk in the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Join as a virtual team member and receive all the team benefits, even if you can’t join us in person. 


Humans for Cheetahs Honorary Chairperson, Jack Hanna

Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna is Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. We are very happy to have Jack Hanna supporting our new Humans for Cheetahs initiative. 

This is our first charity team event in what is planned to be a series of Humans for Cheetahs athletic events around the country, raising awareness and money to save the cheetah in the wild by engaging in outdoor activities like running, walking or biking. 

Join the team

We are pleased to be an official charity partner of the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. 

Portland half marathon event details

In exchange for donating or raising $250 for CCF, we will cover the cost of your registration as a Humans for Cheetahs team member in the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. There are all kinds of ways you can raise money, but we’ve set up an online campaign with Crowdrise to help you!

As part of the Humans for Cheetahs team, you’ll be invited to a special team party May 17th. Meet fellow team members and be inspired by a cheetah ambassador. To show your team pride, you get a Nike dri-fit team shirt.

Coming from out of town? Team members may stay at The Paramount Hotel in Portland and receive a 25% discount for a rate of $149.50 per night plus tax on May 17 and May 18.

But the great news is that you can be a member of Humans for Cheetahs, even if you don’t want to run a half marathon. Become a Virtual Team member, and receive all the benefits of a team member, just by raising money for CCF.

More ways to get involved

You can support a team member by donating to their fundraising effort. For as little as $10 you can make a difference to an athlete looking to help win the race against extinction. Go to our team page at Crowdrise. You can even use a personal milestone like a birthday or anniversary to  adopt a team member. Ask people to support the Humans for Cheetahs team in lieu of gifts.

The most important part of our new Humans for Cheetahs effort is that we’d like to see more teams, in more sports activities in more cities.

Coordinate a Humans For Cheetahs team in your city

As is always the case, an effort like this doesn’t happen without the help of some awesome humans. Teresa Delaney, a Trustee Emeritus of CCF has been spearheading this project with Co-Chair Dave Bell.  Dylan Lee and Andy Prince, who work at Wieden + Kennedy Advertising Agency, donated their time and amazing talent to create our beautiful logo and are helping with CCF’s messaging of the event. We would also like to thank Ecotrust and Foot Traffic for their support.

If you are interested in becoming a team sponsor, please contact Teresa Delaney.

Read more about the Rock ‘N’ Roll half marathon in Portland on Rock n’ Roll’s website.