I am very excited to announce that I'll be running this year's NYC Half Marathon on behalf of the Children of Peru. This is a new charity for me and it really means a lot for so many reasons, the most obvious being my close ties to the country. My mother immigrated from Peru to the United States at 15 years old and while her time there was brief her country has never left the forefront of her thougths and it played a very large role in shaping who I am. I have been lucky enough to spend time in Peru, visiting family, hiking the Inca Trail and soaking in the beauty of the country & its people. I've also seen first hand the poverty, the sadness & the struggles. Since its creation, the Children of Peru Foundation has been working with several groups and association to help poor children in Peru in the areas of health and education. They have built schools, bought an ambulance, and send surgeons every year to provide free surgeries to children in need but there is even more to be done!
Click this link for more information about the charity and know that every dollar you donate will be put to work for the children of Peru. http://www.childrenofperu.org/
Any donation is greatly appreciated!
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