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Philomena Robertson

Philomena Robertson
Brooklyn, NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 16, 2015
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I'm at it again! This is the fourth year I will be supporting ReachWithin by running the NYC Marathon and raising funds of their behalf. Much thanks to those who have supported previous campaigns and especially to those who have supported on multiple occasions. Whatever the amount, you can rest assured that your donation is helping to make a difference in the lives of children in Grenada.

As I raise funds for ReachWithin, I must acknowledge that they have also helped me to grow as a person. Before I discovered ReachWithin and their work with children in Grenada and their affiliation to the NYC Marathon, I'd never conceived the notion of completing a marathon. Marathon training is arduous. Training for and completing these races year after year have forced me to reach within myself to discover hidden physical and mental strength and set new goals. Initially, the NYC Marathon was my annual test of endurance but my marathon experience has evolved to the point where starting with the NYC Marathon in November 2015, I embarked on a mission to complete six marathons in six months. Five months later I achieved that goal and I’ve now revised the plan to 12 marathons in 12 months. I am well on the way to meeting that target. Had I not become involved with ReachWithin back in 2011, I can safely say that I may not have set myself this challenge, so I am immensely grateful to ReachWithin for being an influential factor in helping to build my physical endurance and mental strength.

Though this benefit I have acquired from my involvement with Reach Within was unintended, the organisation's work with disadvantaged children in Grenada is well-intentioned, helping them to deal with the adversities they have had to face in their young lives, helping them to reach within themselves and discover their resilience and fortitude to overcome.

And so today, I ask that you reach within yourselves and support me as I run in support of ReachWithin. Donate! Share the link! Encourage Others! Come out on Race Day! Every bit of support counts. Together, we can make it happen.

 

Philomena
Robertson

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