BENEFITING: Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2014
Hi Friends & Family!
On May 17th I am running the Brooklyn Half Marathon in support of EMpower!
EMpower focuses on empowering young people (specifically ages 10-24) in Emerging Market countries. By partnering with locally-led organizations, EMpower provides critical resources and support to at-risk young people- such as those who are affected by poverty, face discrimination, violence, child-trafficking and drugs. Despite the strong economic growth in EM countries, many young people are being left behind, lacking access to education, job training and healthcare. To improve opportunities for these young people, EMpower funds many programs from agricultural training in rural Argentina, to mobile classrooms for migrant children in China.
EMpower’s work is both strategic and practical, applying resources on the ground where they are needed most. EMpower ensures that 100% of all donations go directly to making a real difference on the ground. You can always visit their website to learn more: www.empowerweb.org.
Any donation to EMpower and in support of my race is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your ongoing support of this wonderful organization, and my journey to the Brooklyn Half Marathon!
See you at the finish line!