I started running when I moved to Hawaii to go to grad school in 1976, and with 3 months of training ran my first Honolulu Marathon. Next year's marathon I ran for pledges for The Hunger Project, to end world hunger, and got hooked on doing athletic events for a cause which continues to this day. Along the way I ran 55 marathons, 5 ultramarathons, one transcontinental relay, 3 triathlons, and now century bicycle rides. I have completed and raised funds in them all for World Runners and now Global Partners for Development, where I was Executive Director for 25 years. I love this organization, totally effective in putting donations directly to work in Africa to alleviate poverty, improve health and education prospects, especially for girls, and foster economically sustainable communities.
Through the years and miles, my donors have been dedicated and generous, I am grateful for their unfailing support, and welcome yours. This time I am pairing up 2 bicycle rides for my fundraising, the Long Beach Bike Tour and the 103-mile Levi's Gran Fondo in Sonoma County, CA, my home. Join me!
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