BENEFITING: PAIR PROJECT
ORGANIZER: PAIR PROJECT
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am thrilled and honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon in support of the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project. PAIR provides pro bono legal services to asylum seekers and to immigrants who have been wrongfully detained in Massachusetts.
Funds raised by Team PAIR will help to protect the rights of asylum-seekers and immigrants escaping exploitation and injustice--people who are persistent and courageous enough to overcome horrific pasts to start again here in the U.S.
Among these immigrants are thousands of children from Central America making the dangerous journey to seek safety here in the U.S. Those brave, resourceful and lucky enough to survive the trip find themselves caught up in the immigration system, alone. PAIR has started a new program to provide pro bono attorneys to help the children tell their stories, assert their rights and begin again in freedom and safety.
I'm so excited to run 26.2 miles for Team PAIR, and I hope you will join me in supporting the cause.