BENEFITING: Planned Parenthood Of New York City, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
As many of you know (mostly because I talk about it far too much), I am running the NYC Marathon on November 3, 2013. I have put in the training hours and miles, spent too much time at the physical therapist (who seemed impressed that someone so slow could still end up so broken), and canceled way too many plans just because I have this ridiculous goal of running 26.2 miles with 48,000 strangers. Except that's where I still have work to do- I'd like to use these miles to build awareness for something that I'm passionate about and that's access to reproductive healthcare and more broadly, reproductive justice. I'm hoping that since I've already committed to do the actual running part of this marathon, you'll consider donating a few dollars to Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Planned Parenthood of New York City serves over 50,000 clients annually, offering the full range of reproductive healthcare, including abortion services. Nearly 3/4 of their clients are under 30 and the vast majority are women. In 2012, PPNYC administered 88,300 STI tests, 26,000 HIV tests, over 10,000 pap smears, and helped 6,200 clients obtain public insurance. No one is ever turned away due to income level or citizenship status.
So with all this in mind, I ask you to donate a couple dollars (or many dollars, if you like) to PPNYC. This work is incredibly vital and really only happens because of support like yours. Feel free to ask me any questions about PPNYC or the marathon!