BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER
ORGANIZER: GRASSROOT SOCCER
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013
After a brief hiatus from running, I will be participing in the New York City Marathon this year to raise money in support of Grassroot Soccer, an organization that helps increase awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention worldwide through a youth education program. GRS has graduated over 600,000 youth through its HIV/AIDS education program, and have the official goal of reaching 1 million youth by World Cup 2014. I'm hoping that through my marathon fundraising efforts I am able to raise $3,000 to help GRS reach its goal.
Two years ago when I ran the Boston Marathon I was able to raise enough money to support a full year of operations for Gateways Community Services’ Mission Possible, an employment program for young adults with developmental disabilities. Most of you were kind enough to donate in support of this effort, and I'm hoping that you will do so again this year!
GRASSROOT SOCCER wrote -
This is our fifth year as an Official Charity Partner of the ING NYC Marathon! We are honored to be a part of this great race and have a team of 75 athletes joining us to fight HIV and AIDS.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has graduated over 600,000 youth through our HIV/AIDS education program. GRS is moving forward with the official goal of reaching 1 million youth educated and empowered by World Cup 2014.
Our Marathon runners are key to helping us reach the 1 million by 2014 goal. With every step, every training run, every contribution they secure we are getting closer to an HIV-free generation!
Help save lives by joining the Marathon Team or contributing to your favorite runner:
Click on the Donate Button of this page to support the Team, or click on "Join the Team" to help raise funds.
Donations can also be made offline by mailing a personal check. Checks can be mailed to: Grassroot Soccer, PO Box 712, Norwich, VT 05055. All offline donations will be added to the online page of the honoree to reflect the full total.
Check out www.GrassrootSoccer.org and our You Tube channel to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/user/grassrootsoccer
Thanks for your support!!