November 04, 2016
I've been working for myFace since September 2015, where I started as their intern. Since then I've become the Development and Events Manager. It is rare to find a place where you are so impassioned by what you do, and I truly feel that each and every day at myFace improves me as a person. On that note, I have also spent the last year improving my fitness, and creating challenges for myself. I have started cycling and dancing, and it seems to me now that fundraising and my fitness journey can and should go together! There is no condition that impacts the body and the spirit as equally as facial deformity. Without our support, having a facial deformity can be shameful and humiliating while also impeding the basic functions a child needs to survive and grow. In America alone, one in 700 children is born with an oro-facial cleft and one in 1,600 is born with facial asymmetry, a missing ear, a jaw deformity, or a defect of the skull, nerves or facial bones. These are myFace’s children. myFace is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with facial disfigurement. With a special focus on children and their families, myFace funds medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial services as well as research and public awareness. For the next month, through 10/06/16, I will bike 1 mile for every $10 I raise for myFace. My goal is $500 and 50 miles, but if I get over that I will keep cycling! Please help me reach this goal, and if you can, please join me! Together we can change faces and transform lives...all while working our legs!