BENEFITING: Girls Gotta Run Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I am dedicating my NYC Marathon run to The Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be professional runners. Training allows them all to stay in school, avoid early marriage, and enhance their personal economic opportunities. Material support provided by GGRF includes, but is not limited to, funds for running shoes, training clothes, extra food, coach subsidies, and other training-related expenses.
I have been involved with GGRF since its beginning, and am currently sponsoring one of the girls in Sodo, Ethiopia, to help her stay in school and train as a means to a better future. This foundation continues to make strong progress toward its mission and clear impact through the financial support you and I can provide. Your support also gives me a reason to stay the course and finish the race - thank you for contributing!