Jane Chong via Crowdrise
December 10, 2011
BENEFITING: FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
ORGANIZER: FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
Please donate before March 31, 2012 to support Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM)! RACE GOAL: 20 wheelchairs, or $1278.80.
During my last months in Bangkok in the spring of 2010, severe illness left one of my Mercy Centre students unable to walk for weeks. She had been battling HIV/AIDS for years, and like a number of her friends in House 6, she was forced to rely on being carried outside just to feel the sun's rays whenever a new and debilitating sickness attacked her immune system.
I will running my second marathon on March 18 for Cherie and the thousands of children who long every day for what you and I take for granted: simple freedom of movement.
Every $63.94 donated will provide a quality wheelchair to someone in the developing world. It would mean the world to me if you would consider contributing even a moment of thought and a pocket of change to the cause.
If you're reading this, chances are you donated to my 2010 run for Teach for America. Thank you so much for your support for this equally worth cause!
Interested in actually running for Team Mobility? Come bunk with me race weekend in Los Angeles and join me in supporting Free Wheelchair Mission. Feel free to toss questions my way if this sounds like something for you.
For more on the mission of Free Wheelchair Mission, please check out http://www.freewheelchairmission.org.
Free Wheelchair Mission - our mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to the physically disabled poor in developing countries. Our specially-designed, low-cost, and durable wheelchair is manufactured, shipped, and delivered all over the world. As of October 2011, we have given away over 600,000 wheelchairs in 82 countries worldwide.
2012 is Free Wheelchair Mission's first year with the LA Marathon, and we're excited to be here! FWM works internationally to provide wheelchairs to people with disablities in need around the world - at no cost to the recipient.
Click the big orange DONATE button, or go one step further and click the JOIN THE TEAM button and help us fundraise!