Something I don't talk about much is the first two weeks after I returned from deployment. I was homeless. I wasn't without shelter, I stayed with friends. It was a very sobering predicament none the less. It was the generosity of others that helped me to start getting things turned around. Six years later, things have done a 180 - but every winter, I see people stuck were I was, but without the friends I had, to help them begin the process of renewal. I feel for them - enough to decide to get off the coutch and do something.
Here is my pitch - I will complete in a series of Half Marathons this season, building up to a full Marathon in September. I would like to find sponsorship for every mile completed - say .50 cents a mile. The money raised will go to help COTS (Committee on Temperary Shelter, Burlington, Vt) (see their web site for more information http://www.cots-homeless.org/ )
To date I have completed one 1/2 Marathon already - the Dandelion 1/2 Marathon - and am registered for 4 others - The Mad River Half Marathon on 7 July, The Kingdom Run Half Marathon on August 10th, The Adirondack Marathon on 22 September, The CHaD Half Marathon to support Dartmouth Pediatrics on October 6th, and The Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon on Oct 26.
Please help me raise money for a great cause!
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