Recently, the lives of thousands of Flint, Michigan children's lives were ruined forever! It began when government officials, to save a few dollars, decided to change the source of Flint's drinking water. The new source, the polluted Flint River, reacted with the city piping system causing lead to leach out into the drinking water. Through use and consumption, lead levels have drastically risen in the bodies of these innocent victims. One way to lower the body's lead level is by diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control, milk helps lower the lead levels in the blood of humans. This is especially important in children, since the higher the lead levels in their blood, the more likely they will experience developmental health issues. What is more important than helping our children have a fair chance at a healthy life? What has happened in Flint just tears my heart apart. I attempt to put myself in these parents' shoes, helplessly watching their children; wondering what will happen to their health as the months go by. I just cannot fathom what they are going through! For this reason, I have decided to set up this fundraiser to make my first (and perhaps my last) marathon a purposeful one. I will be running in the Athens Marathon, beginning in Marathon and ending in Athens, Greece--The original marathon. Proceeds collected from the fundraiser will go toward the purchase of milk, through the AHEPA District 10 "Milk for Flint" program, which will be distributed directly to the residents of Flint affected by the "Flint Water Crisis." Please donate what you can to help the residents, especially the children of Flint!