So now that I’m 26 yrs old, I thought it would be a perfect time to run 26.2 miles…. Yep, you read right. I’m all signed up and ready to go for the 2012 ING New York Marathon!!! Yeeeeeaaaahhhhh!!!!! But now, I need help from you all. I’m going to need any out-of-towners you to get those plane tickets to NYC booked, make me lots of pretty signs, and help me raise money the amazing organization I’ll be running for on marathon day, Team for Kids.
Here’s more about Team for Kids:
Team for Kids is a team of volunteers who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City, throughout the country, and in Africa.
Making a donation is easy! You can visit www.DARARUNSNYC.com and click on the Donate button on the page to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible.
Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
- Serve over 100,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
- Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and
overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
- Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure,
diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.
Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
Thank you to everyone for all your love and support, and I hope to see many of you at the finish line this November 4th!