BENEFITING: City Year
ORGANIZER: City Year
EVENT: Philadelphia Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2016
Thanks for checking out my fundraising page! Last August, I started my first year with City Year and almost immediately signed up to participate in the half marathon. I had no idea what commiting a year to serve in one of Philadelphia's highest need schools OR what running more than 2 miles would be like. Now, I am returning for a second half-marathon and a second year as a Team Leader with City Year. This year I am running for all of our students, past, present, and future, who have the most incredible potential and just need someone in their corner to realize it. I am running for my now 8th graders who could not do simple addition in the beginning of 7th grade and went on to teach their peers about the associative identity by the end of the year. I am running for my student who had 85% average daily attendance leaving 6th grade because of suspensions and ended 7th grade with 100% average daily attendance (he didn't get suspended once!). I am running for every student who changed my life, taught me more about the world and myself than I'd ever dream of, and added about 12 years to my life because of how much they make me laugh!
Your donations go directly to keeping City Year in our schools! In my dream world, with your help, every student will have a City Year someday! You are so wonderful!
Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com with any questions or thoughts about City Year (or running?)!