Here's The Story:
Ben Wheeler's family and friends always knew he was destined to do great things. His boundless energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Ben loved to learn and explore and developed a deep fondness for lighthouses.
When Ben was lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December, his energy, enthusiasm and love were absorbed by a group of friends, family teachers, and others who created Ben's Lighthouse (http://benslighthouse.com/) in his memory and in honor of all those who were lost on that day. Ben's Lighthouse supports the children of Newtown and surrounding towns through community-building events, outreach programs to help youth heal by helping others, and workshops to deal with issues relevant to the trauma suffered by this town. Already, thousands of children have felt the positive impact of Benâs Lighthouse.
As a volunteer, I am running the NYC Half Marathon to support Ben's Lighthouse and in honor of Ben. By supporting Kristen in her efforts, you can help to ensure that Ben's spirit will continue to light the way for others in need.