BENEFITING: OMID FOUNDATION USA
Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I am fundraising for the Omid Foundation, an organisation that helps empower disadvantaged young women in Iran. I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this October 2014.
I learned about the work of the Omid Foundation a few months ago after seeing the documentary The Glass House which follows four of the young women in Tehran who are taken in by the Omid-e-Mehr center. You can read more about the Omid Foundation here and see the trailer for the documentary here. These girls and young women have faced violence, neglect, and abuse by their families and others who are supposed to support them. The Omid Foundation helps these young women by providing a safe space for them, psychological counselling, training and education. Through the emotional support, resources, and training they receive through the Omid Foundation, these young women can begin to see a future for themselves.
In order to raise money, I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon next month. This is my first marathon, and it is a huge personal challenge for me to run 26.2 miles.
The money you donate will go to funding the centres in Tehran, where they will provide education and training to these vulnerable young women. Thinking about all of your support will also help me throughout the marathon. I really appreciate any support you can provide.