Dear Friends and Family,
Welcome to my fundraising page! I am so excited to be part of Team IMPACT's first Boston Marathon Team for the 2015 Boston Marathon. For those who don't know about Team IMPACT, they match children with life threatening and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams. The children are drafted onto local teams and are given the social and psychological boost they need to get through their treatments and beyond. To read inspiring stories about college teams who have greatly impacted children's lives please visit goteamimpact.org. After reading through these stories, I knew I wanted to support Team IMPACT.
Why I picked Team IMPACT:
I work at Boston Children's Hospital and see kids every day with debilitating illnesses that prohibit them from doing day to day activities. In addition to seeing sick kids everyday, I was a college athlete and played sports my entire life. Sports were such an integral part of my life growing up and I can't imagine what my life would be like now if I was unable to participate throughout my childhood. Being on a team of any kind has so many benefits that children who are constantly in and out of the hospital for treatments are left without. These benefits might be just what they need to get through that next treatment and be more optimistic about their condition. I think the way Team IMPACT provides sick children with the opportuntity to become part of a team is remarkable. Matching kids who are unable to participate in regular extracurriculars with college teams gives them a sense of belonging and acceptance that they need. Team IMPACT truly makes a difference in children's lives, as evidenced through the huge smiles on their faces when they are dressed in uniform on the sideline cheering on their teammates or in the locker room prepping for the big game. In those moments, it's my hope that they have momentarily forgotten about their chronic illnesses.
For the next six months I will be raising money to reach my goal of $7,500 for Team IMPACT so they can continue to grow and change the lives of suffering children. Please support me and Team IMPACT by making a donation online. Any amount helps :)
Thanks in advance for your support!
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