Hansini Sweats for She's the First
Organized by: Hansini Sharma
So Close to Our Goal!
June 08, 2016
EVENT DATE Jul 31, 2016
Hello Family and Friends!
As many of you know, I recently moved to San Francisco. It has only been a few weeks, but I absolutely love it here. SF is a fit and health conscious city, so in an effort to be a part of that, I am running the San Francisco Half Marathon on July 31st. The race is 13.1 miles long, and the terrain is a combination of San Francisco hills, the park and run along the Embarcadero.
Training for a race with this terrain is difficult, and I want to be held accountable. Through inspiration from my rock star little sister, Tara, I have decided to run for She's the First, an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders.
My goal is to raise $1,400. With this money, we can choose a country to support and fully fund the education for young girl, including books, uniforms, mentorship services, room and board, 24/7 care and meals. We will be matched with a girl, and we can communicate with her and get updates on the progress of her education. 100% of our donation will go towards her education. My ask of you: please join me in supporting this great organization.
My request is that you sponsor a fixed amount for every mile I run. Training for a half marathon takes 8 weeks, and it requires 154 miles total of training miles in addition to the 13.1 on race day. For example, if you sponsored $1 a mile, your donation to She's the First would be a total of $167.10. All donations (sponsorship or one time amount) of any size are greatly appreciated! I will send weekly updates through screen shots of a run tracking app so that you are aware of the progress. After the race, I will send an update on the total amount pledged, and through a survey we can choose which country to support together. My goal is to set a new personal record and run the race in under 2:15 (10:20 min pace).
Tara has supported this organization for over 4 years, and she started one of the first high school chapters for STF. Tara has led a team of high school students for 4 years now to raise money and sponsor the education for girls in different countries, and her hard work has inspired me to choose this organization.
Personally, education equality and gender equality is a cause that is really important to me, and I think the best way to take a step towards equal opportunity for education and gender equality is to take a stance and educate as many young girls and women as possible, and I hope that you will support me in this cause. She's the First is a humble organization which is tackling this issue head on with transparency and hard work. Thank you for your support!