BENEFITING: IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
So, you may or may not be aware (I am going to go with the former as I have pretty much been shouting it from the rooftops) that in a very short time, I am jetting off to New York City to take part in the NYC Marathon. That's right... i'll be running my not-so-little arse off, through 26.2 miles of New York, and all to benefit a charity that is incredibly close to my heart - The IDEAL School of Manhattan.
IDEAL was founded by my Aunt Julia and Uncle John, and its an inclusion school that is dedicated to creating a community that accepts every child from all walks of life. It's a school that my little cousin Catherine not only attends, but excels in because of their inclusive attitude to learning and fun!
Catherine has Down's Syndrome, and because of the IDEAL School she is given the same opportunities to learn and grow as any other individual. This amazing school will get her and her peers ready for the exciting world that is waiting for them!
I've been lucky enough to visit IDEAL on numerous occasions over the years, and every single time, from the moment I walk in through those big beautiful doors, i am inspired by everything and everyone around me.
See for yourself... You can check out the website here - http://www.theidealschool.org/welcome
Please dig as deep as you can, as every single penny will go toward supporting this very special mission.
Thank you so much,