BENEFITING: FACE AIDS
EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2012
Since September 2011, I have worked as the Chapter Support Director at FACE AIDS. Our organization is building the youth movement to fight HIV/AIDS, and it is my distinct privilege to mentor highly motivated American students in their efforts to mobilize, educate, and fundraise in the name of global health equity.
My mentees spend countless hours planning benefit concerts, dance marathons, movie screenings, sports tournaments, and fashion shows to raise funds to support the lifesaving work of Partners In Health. I push them set ambitious goals, and I cheer them on as they exceed our collective expectations of what students are capable of.
I dispense plenty of advice to my mentees, but I realized something recently. My advice will have greater currency if I use it myself (and prove it to be effective). It's time I put my money where my mouth is and join students across the country in raising funds for Partners In Health.
It's time for me to be bold, so I can be worthy of the inspiring students I work with every day. In their honor, I am doing something I never thought I'd do: I am running a half marathon this September. And I am doing it to raise funds for the lifesaving work of Partners In Health.