I often say god did not put me on this earth to run - it does not come naturally or easily for me - but he has called me to run a marathon. Yes, that’s right - Gretchen Leigh (Schonfeld) Ward is running a marathon. Crazy, right? So why?
First - for my family, so I can be a person who faces challenges and can can conquer fears all while doing activity that is good for my heart health. Unlike my dad who lost his life to heart disease at an early age of 51, I look forward to being at the weddings of my children and watching my grandchildren grow.
Secondly, for the victims of who are enslaved by human trafficking. My heart breaks for the young boys and girls who are coerced into the sex slave industry and for their families. My eyes have been opened to this dark world and I feel compelled to do something. Love Runs is joining together to raise money to help support the victims, educate the public, and work to one day eradicate this industry. Please help us join in the fight.
Thank you for considering supporting my journey to 26.2. What a journey it will be!