Jessica Ng via Crowdrise
February 25, 2011
BENEFITING: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
EVENT: San Francisco Marathon 2011
EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2011
When I registered for the SF Marathon, I knew I wanted to run for a charity, but I couldn't decide on one. Then I remembered dancing for 26 straight hours at UCLA's Dance Marathon. I remembered all the stories I heard, all the kids I met living with HIV/AIDS, and the very basic and powerful connection I felt to them.
It isn't about supporting a charity for disease. It's about supporting a charity for LIFE. It's about hope. It's about awareness. It's about that very basic and powerful connection we all share with each other. The desire to LIVE.
During the last 3hrs of Dance Marathon, I remember wanting SO BADLY to sit and rest. But these kids don't get to rest. I fought to stay standing for 26hrs. They fight to stay standing 24/7.
On July 31,2011 I'll be running (my first!!!) half marathon. Every time I feel like stopping, I'll remember the kids who NEVER STOP. Please join me in supporting these kids who truly demonstrate strength and endurance and donate to my page benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Thanks and much love,