I've taken on the incredible challenge of running in this years ING NYC Marathon.
I took on the challenge partly because it has always been on my bucket list...but then I learned I could also run for a great cause. This year, I will be running for the Maasai Wildrerness Conservation Trust with a goal of raising $6,000.
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities.
The world increasingly relies on many traditional communities like the Maasai to protect the ecological treasures that exist within the land that they own. But the incredible wilderness and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the famous culture of the Maasai people both face daunting threats to their long-term survival. The fate of both rests with the Maasai themselves as they work to figure out how to benefit from their incredible natural resources while preserving them.
That's what MWCT is all about...a pioneering partnership between professional conservationists and dynamic young Maasai leaders to show that the Maasai community can thrive, not just survive, by managing their ecosystem wisely, on their own.
My hope is that the Maasai will become a model for others. I think this is important for our world and I am excited to be a part of the effort.
Select my fundraiser below for MWCT to learn more and give back. I'm so grateful to be running with an amazing team and for such a great cause. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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