BENEFITING: Children International
EVENT DATE: Dec 07, 2013
I’ve decided to dedicate portions of my iron-distance triathlon to these causes: swimming 2.4 miles for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, cycling 112 miles for Best Friends Animal Society, and running 26.2 miles for Children International.
Why fundraise for Children International? Thanks to my hardworking parents, I never knew what it was like to grow up in extreme poverty. However, my mom was privy to that lifestyle because she was orphaned at a very young age. I sponsor two girls from this organization — one in the US and one in Africa. I participate in the monthly sponsorship mostly as a tribute to my mother. She fought hard to stay on the good side of society, learn a trade, and to survive. The children in this program receive essential medical and dental care, have access to a community learning center that is safe and out of harm’s way, and are connected to sponsors and mentors within the community to help drive their potential.