Curt Hunnewell via Crowdrise
November 06, 2012
Hurricane Sandy (a.k.a. Frankenstorm) turned superstorm and struck the Eastern United States with force just before Halloween. The storm brought fierce winds, driving rain, heavy floods, sometimes snow(!), widespread power outages and more to millions of residents of over a dozen states. Unprecedented.
On top of that, the 43rd running of the largest marathon in the world due to run on Sunday, November 4th is declared to continue to run through New York City mere days after the impact. Lower Manhattan and other areas are still without power; the subway and tunnels are still flooded with water. My original hotel is still under water. I have decided to dedicate my running of the grueling 26.2 miles through all 5 boroughs of the City to all those affected by the natural disaster and the spirit of community in difficult times.
Consider donating $1 per mile, $26 (other currencies welcome, and/or even $1 per kilometer, $42), or more or less as your situation warrants. Proceeds will be dedicated to the American Red Cross to continue doing the work that they do every day to help those in need.
Please help me help the American Red Cross serve those in need in these difficult times. Help Thy Neighbor.
(Photos courtesy of the Associated Press, Getty Images, & The Weather Channel)