I really admire my friend and collaborator Lady Gaga. I also love her foundation, Born This Way. Their mission to create a kinder and braver world gives me the strength to fundraise and run a full marathon (both are "firsts" for me).
The Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world. They've achieved this mission with their Born Brave Bus Tour, a huge experience that used technology and some strong youth ambassadors to connect with young people, and their Bravest Map Ever, the biggest online map of youth-nominated resources for youth in the world. Both programs will continue to help more youth in need, so I can assure you your support will be put to good use.
We're going to have an amazing journey on the way to the marathon. My kids were nervous about me running in the marathon because of what happend in Boston this spring, but I'm going to show them how to be Brave and stand for what you believe in.
We'll do some fun and crazy things that I can't wait to share with you. So please give to this great cause! I wish the foundation was around when I came out 20 years ago.
To a kinder braver world- lots of love,
p.s. press the donate button already!