Laura Tancredi via Crowdrise
October 31, 2015
BENEFITING: GLOBAL CHILDREN CAMBODIA
ORGANIZER: GLOBAL CHILDREN CAMBODIA
When I was seventeen I traveled to Cambodia for the first time. As many of you know, the trip greatly impacted me personally -- so much so that it changed the entire course of my life. Ten years after my trip, in the year 2000, I founded Global Children Cambodia in the hopes of providing education to children and changing lives. Over the last 15 years we have worked with more then 200 orphans in the arts, education and health care fields and graduated 22 students from our University program.
Hun Sarath was the oldest of 4 orphaned siblings. In 2002 he was admitted into our Building a Brighter Future program, a day that changed the course of his life. It was bittersweet as he left his siblings behind to fend for themselves but his dream of higher education was about to come true. Over the following few years we accepted his younger sister, Saroeun and later his youngest brother, Saroun into Global Children. In 2006 Sarath graduated with a bachelor's in IT, Saroeun soon after with a degree in Economics and Sarath graduating as an architect.
My goal with the NYC Marathon fundraiser $4,160 which will fully support 1 of our incoming students this October inclusive of housing, food, transportation, health care, University studies and more.
As some of you know this is my 6th marathon. Running is a passion of mine. Just like Global Children. Combining these two passions is exciting and fulfilling. I hope you will support this fundraiser for any number of reasons that inspires you!
-supporting my marathon training and running!
-to be part of taking one student out of poverty and enrolling them in University.
-to be part of this fundraising community to see this goal come to fruition.
-to say thank you to my incredibly hard working staff in the US and Cambodia who truly dedicate themselves to changing one life at a time. Knowing that giving back is really the most satisfying reason of all.
Please watch my goal bar rise and consider sharing this page to others who might want to be a greater part of individual change, the NYC marathon or be a part of this team.
Thank you for your support, cheers, and love for both me and Global Children
You can track my run Bib# 25378 by downloading the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Mobile App race week.
and watch the video about global children in the photo bar. or open this link