August 02, 2016
I am excited to announce that I am training for the San Francisco Marathon on July 31, 2016. This will be my first marathon, but I am putting myself through 26.1 long miles of madness for the thrill of overcoming this challenge and to raise $1,500 to provide scholarships for low income youth through Global Glimpse.
I have been involved with Global Glimpse since 2007. My very first internship was with Global Glimpse and now I am on their San Francisco Advisory Board—helping with financial analysis, data analytics, and fundraising.
Global Glimpse inspires America's next generation of leaders to become responsible global citizens through after school programming and immersion in the developing world—climaxing in a month long trip abroad. Global Glimpse students are accepted into the program in their junior year of high school. Accepted students participate in after school programming at their school before embarking on a 3-week immersion trip to Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, or Ecuador that changes their lives.
GG's mission hits very near to my heart as Global Glimpse opens students' eyes to a wider world, lets students experience travel first hand, and reaches a broad socio-economic demographic.
From its Bay Area headquarters GG has spread to New York and Chicago, and is now serving 900 students from 65 high schools with an operating budget of 3M in 2016. You can learn a little more about Global Glimpse on their website: http://globalglimpse.org/
This will be my first time running 26.1 miles at once, and it's not going to be easy, but I hope I can count on your support through your cheers and by making a contribution for my cause.
I'll be sure to share plenty of pictures during my training and, if I survive, after the race, albeit catatonic.