BENEFITING: Girls on the Run - Chicago
ORGANIZER: Girls on the Run - Chicago
EVENT: 2017 GOTR Chicago Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2017
I'm running my first ever marathon because I'm fueled by the passion I have for equality and the belief that despite all odds, quite literally anything is possible if you believe and work hard. My favorite quote is "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." I want to make things better for the young girls who feel the need to water themselves down and who have goals that are constantly belittled or brushed off, dreams that are considered a pipe dream or a fairytale. I'm exhausted of the double standards and the cruelness, and I want to channel my energy and time into something so bright and positive that nobody can ignore it. I'm running for love, for conquering fear, and for my younger self, who would've never imagined a better life and is beyond proud of what I've achieved so far and the person I'm continually striving to become.