Hi Family & Friends!
I am so proud to be training and running the New York City Marathon on November 1 for Best Buddies. Best Buddies' mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one to one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabiliies (IDD).
After running the Philadelphia marathon last year I thought finishing one full marathon was enough. Running 26.2 miles was so intense and challenging but when my brother, Ben, told me he registered for the New York marathon and wanted me to join him- how could I say no?! However, if I was going to put myself through another 18 weeks of training in the summer I wanted to run with a bigger than goal than simply finishing. I feel like it's time to start running for a cause and I feel very blessed to be healthy and strong enough to train for a full marathon and I have been training hard all summer with the goal of finishing the NYC Marathon this Fall in under 4 hours!!
My high school friend Debbie and her husband David Quilleon's passion for and dedication to Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to providing the mentally disabled, has inspired me to take on this challenge. David's leadership role at Best Buddies touches the lives of many while his infectious enthusiasm spreads awareness of the cause. It is rare to see such selflessness today. For David, Debbie, and everyone at Best Buddies I promise to do my best!
Please take a minute to read more about this incredible charity and if it's possible for you to donate, even a dollar to my goal, I would be so incredibly grateful. It all adds up to something amazing for Best Buddies and for me personally and I won't let you down out there this Fall.
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