BENEFITING: THE PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY
ORGANIZER: THE PITTSBURGH PARKS CONSERVANCY
Hello! Thanks for your interest in supporting my participation in this year's Pittsburgh Marathon, because among other things, you can help me support my wonderful employer: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Learn more about it below.
Despite my own fitness goals and achievements in the past couple of years, the participant in this year's Marathon event is actually PERI. She's going to run in her first Kids' Marathon, and we want to show her how much we support her efforts by donating and exceeding our fundraising goal! She's a runner through and through, and is also participating in the Kids of Steel Program leading up to the race day, working to complete at least 26.2 miles of running altogether between now and the big race.
So please give generously! See details on the Parks Conservancy here:
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy improves quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring the park system to excellence in partnership with government and the community. Projects and programs are conducted with respect for the environment, historic design, and the needs of our diverse region. Parks Conservancy works to restore the city's four regional parks: Frick, Highland, Riverview, and Schenley, and has expanded into community and neighborhood parks throughout Pittsburgh.
The dollars you raise as a fundraiser through the Pittsburgh Marathon go towards our volunteering programs, which allows our amazing volunteers to do great work in our public green spaces. We encourage you to learn more, fundraise and join us!
In 2014, our volunteers turned out in record-breaking numbers. Nearly 2,000 volunteers donated more than 6,500 hours. The planted hundreds of trees, thousands of flowers and removed countless bags of invasive species. They stablized hillsides, removed litter and cleared trails. Our volunteers plant only native plants and trees resistant to current threats in the parks in order to promote biodiversity and healthy tree canopy.
To learn more about Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and our mission, visit: www.pittsburghparks.org. To learn more about our volunteering and other fun ways to become involved, visit: www.pittsburghparks.org/getinvolved.