For over a decade I've been involved with efforts to help alleviate the pain experienced from poverty that afflicts the people of India.
As I prepare to run the 2018 Boston Marathon, this year I want to focus on the plight of the “Widows of India”. India has the highest per capita population of widows in the world and many are discarded after their husbands either leave or die.
When the net funds are received from Crowdrise, 100% of the donations will go directly to benefit these precious widows through the Sharon India Foundation. We expect most of the money to be used to purchase sewing machines so these widows can survive and raise their children.