BENEFITING: The Fresh Air Fund
ORGANIZER: The Fresh Air Fund
EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015
Hello everyone and thanks so much for checking out my fund raising page for this cause that is so dear to my heart.
On March 15, 2015, I will be running in the 2015 NYC Half-Marathon to support The Fresh Air Fund. I’m inviting you to participate with me without even breaking a sweat.
For four summers of my life, I had the honour and privilege of working for the Fresh Air Fund and have been able to see first hand the amazing opportunities that this organisation can offer to disadvantaged children from the Five boroughs of NYC.
As a member of The Fresh Air Fund’s NYC Half-Marathon team, I am training for my first half marathon so that New York inner City children can have an opportunity to visit Fresh Air host families or camp during the summer. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities.
Last summer, more than 4,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. Each year, 3,000 children also attend five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Youngsters learn how to swim, go on overnight hiking trips and participate in dance and art classes. Campers say their favorite part about camp is meeting new friends. The Fund also provides year-round camping and educational opportunities including a tutoring and mentoring program that serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.
Many Fresh Air children have never run barefoot in the grass, caught fireflies or gone swimming in a lake. By participating in this year’s NYC Half-Marathon, I will help thousands of children enjoy simple summertime pleasures. I hope you will support me and The Fresh Air Fund by making a donation.
My goal is to raise $1655 - enough money to send one child to camp for two weeks over the summer. Please, Please PLEASE dig deep and help me to reach this goal. A summer camp experience really can make a huge difference in a child's life.
I will be tracking my progress and hope you will support me. I would also like to invite you to come to the race on March 15th.
Thank you in advance for your contribution. It means so much to me and to the Fresh Air children.
All my my love and gratitude