Nobuyori Takeda wrote -
I am ecstatic to be running the London Marathon (4/23/17) this year!
This will be my first marathon in London. It's been a goal of mine to run in this city where I happily spent a semester abroad during business school. I have put in a considerable amount of training for this race since late last year and look to deliver a strong performance -- I'm hoping to pull off a PB (Personal Best)!
And as a part of this journey, I’ll be raising funds for the Tusk Foundation, which supports more than 50 field projects in 18 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education among rural communities who live alongside the wildlife. Having visited Africa in 2010, I can strongly relate to Tusk’s mission.
My fundraising goal is $2,000. This will be my first time raising funds for a charity, and I'd be so grateful for your donation and support of Tusk! If you would be so kind and be willing to donate any funds (which is tax deductible!), please follow the link here: https://www.crowdrise.com/nobus-london-marathon-for-a-cause/fundraiser/nobuyoritakeda. Also, please check and see if your employers have matching donations, and your donation will go twice as far!
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. I'll be drawing inspiration from each and every one of you while on the course -- especially in the last 10K when I really need it!