BENEFITING: CASA DE LAS AMIGAS
EVENT DATE: Jan 19, 2014
I would like to thank everyone who donated to my cause last year. Because of you, I was able to hit my goal. You all made it happen and I truely appreciate it.
Once again, the 2014 Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon is coming up in January. I had such a great time running it and I built up so much good karma that I decided to fundraise and run the race again. Therefore, everyone will see me dressed up as a skinnier version of Tinkerbell this year :D
For this year's organization, I have set the goal of trying to raise $1,000 for Casa de las Amigas in honor of Marsha McFayden aka Mama from my crossfit gym. I have had the pleasure and honor to bond with this wonderful beautiful woman. She has overcame so much adversity in life, however she still enjoys life and continue to show her big lovely smile everyday. This woman has heart because I see her push herself to her limits physically and mentally week by week at the gym. With her crazy work ethic and unconditional love, she has inspirated me to push myself physically and mentally both at the gym and in life :)
If I hit my goal of $1,000, then I will run the Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon as Tinkerbell again similar to the picture you see. I will bleach my hair, wear the Tinkerbell dress and run 13+ miles in it ... As always, I will add onto my crazy costume as we get closer :)
Casa de las Amigas
Casa de las Amigas is a 24-hour alcohol and drug residential treatment center for women. We emphasize the abstinence of alcohol and/or other mind-altering substances and the need for physical, mental and spiritual growth in the recovery process. Women 18 years of age or older (or emancipated minors) are provided a safe, clean and sober environment to help them reach the goal of becoming alcohol and drug free.
Casa de las Amigas was the first recovery home in Pasadena specifically catering to women struggling with alcohol and chemical dependency, opening its doors in 1967. Our facility is located in a lush, tree-lined residential area not far from Old Pasadena. We provide a non-judgmental, inviting setting where healing and self-exploration are fully nurtured and women from many backgrounds and circumstances are given the opportunity to regain the skills and confidence needed to live productive, healthy and meaningful lives.
Each year Casa’s “House of Friends” witnesses the transformation of hundreds of women, who, like butterflies, change and grow as they develop a renewed sense of hope through recovery and embark on their own personal journey toward a new life of serenity and peace.