I hope all of you are having a great summer and enjoying the last few weeks of it.
This is usually the time of the year where I start raising money for the SEA paddle around Manhattan in support of Clean Ocean Action and numerous autism non-profits. But this year, to shake things up a bit, I’ll be making a different kind of pilgrimage around Manhattan. I’ll also be supporting a foundation near and dear to me that directly supports the memory of a very good friend.
A little over 20 years ago, Lee Pesky lost his life due to a malignant brain tumor. His was a skiing buddy, laid back guy, and overall adventure seeker. A great, soft spoken, kind soul. We had lots of fun and there is not a recent ski trip that we don’t speak of Lee adventures and have a toast to his memory.
Several years after he passed away, Lee’s family set up a learning foundation in his memory. This November 5th, I will be running around Manhattan for the 2017 NYC Marathon. (For those that know me well – no this isn’t SPAM and yes I am running the whole thing and yes I am training. 22 miles last week….).
Every dollar of the money raised will go directly to the Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC). The center supports students that have intensive learning needs. LPLC’s vision is to create a pathway to learning for every child, adolescent and adult by working together with families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. It teaches participants they are unique and special. Both of my children have learning disabilities. I know firsthand the internal struggles they face and the shaken confidence that this creates. The Peskys have really created a fabulous platform to honor Lee.
For financial support (anything you can give is meaningful!), please visit and support under my name:
To learn more about the LPLC, please watch the Vimeo with Lee’s parents:
As always, greatly appreciate all of the work we do together and friendships we have.
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