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As some of you know, running a marathon has been on my bucket list since forever (along with skydiving and bungee-jumping). And I figured I should stop putting it off and the year 2012 would be the best time to do it since I (hopefully) have plenty of time to train before I start at The Firm. Also, what better way to get in shape for my dearest cousin's wedding? (Ha, now you have to donate!)
So.. I will be running in the ING NYC Marathon on November 4 for TEAM WITNESS!
I looked long and hard before settling on a charity to run for. WITNESS is a cause that I strongly support, and I hope you do too! They are an organization that uses the power of video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. When I was in LSE, I helped out at the International Criminal Court for Students' Network, and one of my most vivid memories was watching the film, Invisible Children, which documented the human rights abuses against child soldiers in Northern Uganda. In London, I also helped out at Amicus, doing pre-trial work on death penalty appeals. Although my work then only did very little in contributing to the advancement of human rights around the world, I take heart in the fact that at least I contributed.
Since moving to NYC, I unfortunately haven't continued as actively in the field of human rights, or more generally, public interest work. I hope that this is a step in that direction again. Many of us are so fortunate to be where we are and who we are, with great jobs and great living environments. I urge each of you to think a little bit about the less fortunate, and help me to contribute towards this very worthy cause.
My fundraising target is $3000. No matter how much you donate, whether $10, $20 or $50, I will be extremely grateful!
Please contact me if you have any questions at all.
Thanks for reading this :)
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