As always, these posts are about you guys, from you guys.
Because even though I’m “vain, self-involved, narcissistic and in denial” I still like showcasing you guys, the readers. Enjoy!
LINKS, RACES, BLOGS
**Becky emailed about the running program WhoIRun4:
This is a program that matches runners with people are disabled and cannot physically run. The idea is that runners can make an impact in somebody’s life by doing what they love and can also be more motivated to run because they are running for somebody that can’t. Many of the runners will make shirts or signs to use at their races and send pictures to their match.
For more information check out their site.
**Kim emailed me about running the New York City Marathon for BMF:
The Bone Marrow Foundation (BMF) offers financial assistance and free support services to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families.
If you did not get a spot in and would like to run, we have guaranteed spots available to run the ING NY Marathon and raise much needed funds for patients and families dealing with bone marrow/stem cell transplants.
This year we have 3 guaranteed spots left for the Marathon and hoping people like you will spread the word to other runners so that they might be inspired to join our team.
Please visit their website for more information.
**Stop by Abby’s new blog Running with Ab’s.
I also love helping others run, especially other army wives! But its mostly about my daily running and marathons. I hope I get to meet you at a future race, that would probably make my year.
**Juan emailed me about a 5K in Roswell, GA, on August 10th for an organization called SEWA that is trying to raise money for Bhutanese refugees. 100% of the proceeds will go to the non-profit. You can also check out their Facebook page for more info.
**Mairin emailed me about the 9/11 Heroes Run, a charity run that hosts 5k runs all over the country on or around 9/11 to honor our veterans, first responders and their families.
I’m raising money for Lurie because it’s the place where my best friend has been treated for cancer multiple times. She’s the same age as me (we’re both turning 25 next month), and she’s already had to battle cancer multiple times. Her strength inspired me throughout my first half marathon, and it will inspire me through 26.2 miles.
The least I could do is try to raise money for the incredible institution that has treated her and helps thousands of children through sickness and pain.
It would be amazing if you could share this with your readers. My initial goal was $750, but I’m quite close and would LOVE to raise a lot more than that.
Check out Jen’s fundraising page here.
I am working with Women’s Health on the Run 10, Feed 10 campaign. I need to get a team of 20 people together to run a 10K, ideally the LA one which is scheduled for 9/29 but anyone can be on my team regardless of which race the run; more info for the races here.
Essentially if you register and run the 10k, 10 meals will be provided to the hungry in the local community. 16 Million American children are at risk of going hungry, the risk is greater in the summer and on weekends when they can’t get access to subsidized school lunches.
I’m participating in the Run For A Million in August that benefits the Green Beret Foundation. I did a GORUCK Challenge last week which also benefits the GBF, and as a group we are trying to get at least 500 people to sign up.
This is a virtual race and takes place between August 1 – August 11. You can run 1.5m, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 50 miles, or everything for 100 miles.
It is a great organization that benefits a GREAT group and I would really appreciate if you or anyone you know would sign up, or even donate. Every little bit helps!
Check out the race and information here.