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Showing posts from September 25, 2011

National American Miss Oregon Pre-Teen is Using Her Title to Bring Awareness for Animal Protection!

She loves mountain gorillas and recently raised over $1000 to bring awareness and shed light on gorilla conservation. Helping her shed that light might just be the sparkling crown and sash she wears as Miss Oregon Pre Teen.   

At age 11, Madeline Monlux who won her title in May has been working diligently to raise money for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, an organization close to Madeline’s heart, as she would like to become a primatologist and follow in the footsteps of her idol, the late Dian Fossey. 

No stranger to volunteering, Madeline has given her time every weekend since June to a variety of charitable events and organizations.  As Miss Oregon Pre Teen, Madeline has traveled throughout the state as an ambassador for Oregon, as well as speaking about her passion, the mountain gorillas.

Madeline came up with an idea to sell stuffed gorillas complete with special certificates, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Fossey fund.  She partnered with the Fossey fund and TY (the be…