Archive for July, 2011

So in February I started this year-long fundraiser for Gracehaven, raising money based on how much I run. I didn’t know if it would work. I didn’t know if I was going to have tons of sponsors or if it would just be my mom. I didn’t know how significant a difference I could make in helping Gracehaven open its doors. But I decided to do it. Because I know I can run. And I know I can give them something.

I had no concept of how much money I would raise, or how much I would need to to consider this a “success.” But from February to June I raised $1,035 – including $270 from my birthday race. I don’t know what $1,035 really means in the grand scheme of things, but it’s $1,035 more than they would’ve had if I hadn’t done this. And that’s good enough for me. So I am very thankful to all of you who have chosen to sponsor me, whether it was a one-time donation, or a several-month or all-year pledge.

So if you are asking yourself how can you help, there are a few things you can do:

  • To support me monetarily, please check out my Sponsor Me page.
  • To help Gracehaven win a grant for up to $250,000, vote for them (for free) once a day until August 27 on the Vivint Gives Back Project. Plus, if you give to Gracehaven through this site up til Saturday 7/23 at 4pm EST, Vivint will match your donation.
  • Come cheer me on in any of my upcoming races!

I’m expecting to raise more in the remainder of the year than the first 5 months, especially as we get into fall marathon season. But even if not, I’m just going to keep running. Even if all I have is loaves and fishes, I’m going to bring it! =)


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