BENEFITING: STREETSQUASH INC
ORGANIZER: STREETSQUASH INC
EVENT: NYC Half 2014
EVENT DATE: Mar 16, 2014
I'm really hoping to comfortably go above the goal so please keep supporting the cause!
Living in the world that won’t stop talking
Living in the city that won’t let you sleep
Finding the peace within yourself
Has only become harder than it ever has
Always paddling to just be a little bit better
Always battling to just stay in the game
And you start asking yourself,
When will this journey end?
Running through the silent Central Park at 11pm
It’s no one but me and my breathing
No one to measure up against
No one to fight but myself
Then you realize, the journey may never end
But, it doesn’t really matter whether it will
It’s within the process you fulfill your dream
It’s the chase that makes it all worthwhile
As some of you may know, running has become a great passion of mine and I am tackling my first half marathon this Sunday. Other than fueling my competitive fire, the NYC Half Marathon provides a great opportunity to attach a charity to your run. I have chosen the NYC-based charity, StreetSquash. It’s a non-profit organization located in Harlem that seeks to provide underprivileged kids with academic tutoring, college preparation, athletic platforms and more. And through them all, these kids will learn to grow with what I would consider to be one of the most important assets in life: confidence.
I have been fortunate enough to grow up thinking that as long as I worked hard, something will always work out for me. Develop a passion, strive towards it, and usually didn’t need to worry about obstructing means. I’m trying to put myself through this test to step closer to one of my dreams, and in the process, it’s my hope that we can help these kids to be an inch closer to theirs.
So please, click donate and give what you feel. Be part of the team. Be part of the dream.
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StreetSquash is a 501(c)3 organization.