BENEFITING: NYRR Youth Programs
Hey friends, family and wonderful humans, I'm super excited to be running the New York City Marathon for New York Road Runners, Team for Kids. They're an awesome charity and running programme that makes it possible for children to experience the joys of running and fitness who would otherwise have little or no access to regular physical activity. Their programs are FREE and serve 200,000 children in over 800 schools and community programs throughout New York and all across America.
The aim of these programmes is to reach children, no matter their fitness abilities, to promote an active lifestyle and healthy habits in young children. I really believe that it's incredibly important that these kids have these opportunities and goals early on in life. I grew up in a family where being active was important in building friendships and just having fun, and I strive to inspire others to do the same.
Training has already begun and I have set up a little collective called Otter Chaos where I basically draw otters all day and sell prints and T-Shirts to raise money. Head over to www.annabellake.com/otterchaos (to be up soon) to buy some! Anyone who donates here on my page will also receive a personal otter drawing from me - just get in contact with me after you do :)
I'm looking forward to the challenge of running the TSC New York City Marathon and being a part of an inspiring group of individuals to help make children's lives a little better. When I join 50,000 other runners from all over the world and cross the finish line in Central Park, it's going to be incredibly rewarding and a huge personal achievement.
Please support me and these kids by making a donation, no matter how small.
Thank you, all you generous souls!