I am running in the NYC Marathon on November 4. I running to represent the kids of Leeward Kai Canoe Club. Leeward Kai is a non-profit organization located in Nanakuli, Hawaii. This club provides opportunities for kids to learn the sport of paddling in a safe, positive environment. For some of these kids, Leeward Kai is the strongest structure in their day. Despite paddling's deep roots in Hawaiian culture, it has become quite an expense. I am fundraising to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and equipment for our kids.