Dear Family, Friends, & Fans,
I’m very excited to be running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon as a New York Road Runners Team for Kids Ambassador, and I’m asking for your support. The Team for Kids charity running team raises funds for youth running programs for kids who would otherwise have little or no access to regular physical activity. These programs serve more than 200,000 children in New York City schools throughout the five boroughs, and around the country.
As a professional runner, I’m first-hand proof of the benefits of running and feel very connected to Team for Kids mission. I want children everywhere to have the opportunity to succeed and achieve their dreams through the benefits of running.
The eight New York City Marathons I have run have each held different meanings, and being a part of the inspiring group of runners with NYRR’s Team for Kids will be sure to make my ninth New York City Marathon one of the most memorable. Leading the 50,000 runners from around the world who cross the finish line in Central Park this fall will be that much greater of a reward, because it will help hundreds of thousands of kids to get healthy and fit through running.
Making a donation is easy and all contributions are tax-deductible. Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
- Serve over 200,000 children in more than 800 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
- Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
- Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.
Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait for November 2!