BENEFITING: Women's Education Project
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017
One day, I made a small decision – to live life with courage and perseverance. To have faith. I started with a zero athletic background in September 2015, and in less than a year, finished my first Olympic triathlon. I swam a mile in the Hudson river, biked for 25 miles and ran 10 kilometers.
There were obstacles, doubts, fears and pain – and I discovered that there is always a way. If you keep pushing through your limits, your entire life transforms in unimaginable ways, right in front of your eyes.
I feel like a Phoenix risen from the ashes, as a whole new person – kinder, joyful, braver, calmer and humbled – all at the same time.
We all have an amazing will and spirit within ourselves. My hope is for you to realize how courageous and powerful you already are. And for you to step out and inspire the rest of us.
In my next attempt to continue to push my limits, I will be competing in the IronMan Arizona Triathlon to be held in Tempe, Arizona on November 19th, 2017.
This event will involve a 2.5 mile (4 km) swim, a 112 mile (180 km) bike ride followed by a 26.2 mile (42.1 km) run.
Through this attempt, I intend to raise awareness and funds for Women's Education project, a charity working for women's education in India.
Women's Education Project (WEP) is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York to educate women in India living on less than $1.90 a day to become knowledgeable, confident, and responsible leaders.
A little about the awesome work being done by WEP:
WEP partners with established grassroots organizations for young women wanting WEP’s higher education component. In partnership with selected NGOs, WEP operates Centers in Madurai, Hyderabad, and Kadapa, South India, and serves 365 young women, and over 1250 alumnae.
Students participate in I am a Leader, WEP’s two year, certificate curriculum focusing on career discovery through workshops, fieldtrips, internships and training programs that prepare them for a variety of careers.
64% of WEP alumnae become employed following college graduation. They double their potential earning, marry after 23, and perhaps most importantly, have discovered their Voice.
I encourage you to support me in my endeavor by making a donation to Women's Education Project, by clicking the link below.
Your Voice counts and Your assistance will go a long way in helping a girl obtain an education.
Thank you so much!