- I faced my fears
- I broke stereo types
- I connected with a kid a lot like me (!)
- I learned the value of giving of myself without wanting in return
- I learned that investing in kids makes you rich!
Monday, June 7, 2010
OK, so for my race announcement!
It's more than just a race-- it's more of a journey, it's about relationships, it's about giving back and you will get to help me along the way!
I am signed up with a team of 30 runners, raising money for Bolder Options and running the Honolulu Marathon in December!
Bolder Options is a running and biking mentor-ship in the Twin Cities & Rochester Minnesota where mentors are matched up with at risk youth to spend time with them, running, biking, learning about nutrition, goal setting and helping to shape their lives over the course of one year.
I was a mentor last year and it was such a valuable experience for ME as well as for the girl I was matched with.
In the running program we have to run 3 5k's over the year we are together, here we are at our last race, the rebels dressed like punk rockers with matching shirts!
Our goal as a team is $3,500 per runner, the amount needed to help put one child through the program for one year.
That's only $26.20 from 135 people!
For me it's not about donating to a child who I don't know or won't ever see.
It's about the kids that I see when I walk to get a coffee, it's about the girl I see outside my building at the bus stop, it's about the boy that will grow up to be either running the country or running away from life!!
Real kids, in our communities, with names, with value,
with dreams and with a real need.
Have you ever volunteered your time to work with kids? For me, spending time with Jewel helped me in my own life.
But I can only accomplish this goal with YOUR help! Click here to see my fund-raising page and make a donation of ANY size!
I will be talking about my training and how this decision plays out with my current goals and career move too, so over the next 6 months there will be a lot of aloha spirit posting happening!
ALSO, I am going to be offering a bunch of great raffles over the next few months to raise money & you DON'T want to miss the one I am starting out with later this week, it is HUGE, so check back!!
Have you donated your time to youth?
Have you done fundraising for a cause you are passionate about?