BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: Team HITW NYC Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Six years ago this November, I ran my first full marathon. If you're reading this e-mail, you likely know it was not my last.
On Nov 2nd 2014, I'll be on familiar soil running my 5th NYC Marathon and entering the double-digits of total marathons (10th) run.
Six years ago I also had the honor to run for Team Hole In The Wall Gang and, this year, I'll be doing it again. The cause is one that I hold dear to my heart being that some of the best times of my life took place at summer camp. Is that sad to admit at my age? Whatever. It's true!
Every child should be able to feel like a kid in the great outdoors. Below explains just how remarkable this cause is and what a special opportunity we can collectively provide for some very deserving children who have had to grow up too fast.
Many thanks in advance.
ABOUT THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.”
To ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer. Through the generosity of others, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp community provides this unique healing experience to kids in need and their families, including those who may not be able to come to Camp.
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.
Paul Newman, while a successful actor, was also a visionary with the heart of a child. His personality, playfulness and mischievousness are infused within every corner of Camp, from the pirate flag he raised on the tree house to the days he spent on the lake fishing with campers.
With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was Paul’s dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.