On November 1st I am running the New York City Marathon to raise funds for an award-winning charity called Kick4Life, which uses sport to deliver a range of care and support programs for orphans and vulnerable children. Kick4Life’s flagship program is in Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa with the world’s third highest prevalence of HIV (23.6%). The epidemic has devastated families and communities, leaving more than 130,000 children orphaned.
On a personal level this is my first (and likely only) marathon and so is a big challenge for me. If you would like to join me in supporting this wonderful charity, or just enjoy the idea of me in lots of pain stumbling around the streets of New York on November 1st, I would be thrilled if you were able to support me in reaching my fundraising target of $3,000.
Every $25 I raise will enable Kick4Life to test five vulnerable children for HIV, referring those who test positive to ongoing, life-saving medical treatment and support, and every $100 I raise will put 1 child through a 10-week HIV prevention education and life skills course, including an HIV test, counseling and necessary medical referrals. To find out more about Kick4Life’s award-winning work please visit: www.kick4life.org
All contributions are very gratefully received and I look forward to letting you know how I get on.
Aaron / A-A-Ron / El Capitan / Peroni / Peanut