Bernadette Greene wrote -'Free to Run' uses the power of sports to help women and girls overcome the harmful effects of conflicts and discrimination. They work to provide safe spaces for running, fitness and outdoor adventure to empower and educate women and girls who have been affected by conflict. Being an avid runner, keep fit and outdoor person I know I have taken too many of these freedoms for granted. Now, having worked in regions of the world and experienced first hand women and girls' fundamental lack of basic freedoms, including the right to health and freedom of movement, I am keen to do all I can before my time in LA comes to an end. When I came across the Conqur LA Challenge (a 3 race series) covering runs in Santa Monica, Pasadena and LA, I knew this was the ultimate sacrifice I could use to raise money for this noble cause. I ask anyone reading this to please, please, consider supporting me with a small donation - no amount is too small!