Friends. As many of you know, I'm very excited to be running in the Boston Marathon on April 20.
I will be running on behalf of buildOn, a fantastic nonprofit that strives to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in some of our world's poorest communities by promoting education and community service.
The education cause is one that I strongly believe in, and have supported over the past several years both with my money and volunteer efforts at Mott Hall in New York, the Achieve program in San Francisco, and now this marathon fundraiser.
Please join me in supporting this great cause with a donation. Your donations are tax-deductible and going toward an awesome cause. Also, almost as importantly - they will support me and my race entry!
Thank you all for your support. - Adam
More Information about buildOn: For those of you who are interested, I wanted to provide some quick facts on buildOn. More information can be found at their website: http://www.buildon.org/.
Every 26 seconds in the U.S., a student drops out of school. Worldwide, 900 million people cannot read or write!
This education crisis has negative effects on every part of society, as it is directly correlated to economic distress, violence & crime, civic disengagement, and struggling communities
In the US, buildOn runs youth service programs at 50 high schools in 7 US regions: Chicago, Detroit, New York, the Bay Area, Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut
Abroad, buildOn has built 600+ schools in 7 countries: Burkina Faso, Haiti, Mali, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal.