FOUNDATION FOR TOMORROW wrote -
On October 9th I will be running The Chicago Marathon in support of The Foundation For Tomorrow.
The Foundation For Tomorrow have over 70 children in our Scholarship Program. This means 6 times a year we're taking all of these children back and forth to their foster families, into the villages during school holidays..just think over the mountain and through the woods..some serious roads we have to cover and our Hilux Truck manages to carry only 6 people, 8 if we squeeze Tanzania style!
We are eager to raise funds needed to purchase a "people carrier". We want something that we can fit 10-12 children in so that moving them from point A to B is a lot simpler.
We can get a sweet deal in Arusha to get this for roughly $20,000 USD...extremely good in these parts. Basically..without a 4wheel drive van/cruiser we can't be as efficient moving our children around. With access to this new ride we (7 in our TFFT team here now) will be able to not only get to the villages with fewer trips we will be able to get there safely, carry kids, their trunks/suitcases, and do more field-trips/community service trips with the kids.
I've got a great crew I'm training with who are going to help me get through the 26.2 miles. I think TEAM TFFT might even have a cheering squad as well. I'm in Tanzania just now training.. I figure if I can manage here, Chicago's famed "fast and flat" run along Lake Shore Drive and through Grant park with be a piece of cake... Well, I keep telling myself that..we shall see. I ask that you consider taking your lunch to work one day and donating what you would spend on one days lunch to The Foundation For Tomorrow's work. A little goes a long way in Tanzania and as our reach grows our need for resources do as well. I'm truly "running for a ride". We appreciate any amount that you're willing to share. If you're in the Chicago area we encourage you to come out as well and join Team TFFT's cheering squad.
Please donate online or feel free to send checks to the below address.
My goal is $5,000 USD
I will be sure to keep everyone informed and reluctantly share my finishing time with you all on the 9th of October.
Many thanks for the support!