I am incredibly excited to tell you that I am running the NYC Marathon this November 6th! This will be my fourth marathon - and the most challenging to date. I am not running this marathon just to finish, I am racing it to qualify for the Boston Marathon 2013! Team Robin Hood was able to grant me a spot on their team, therefore, I am challenging myself to raise $5,000 for this great cause. I know you get more than your fair share of pleas for charity, but Robin Hood is a fantastic foundation and it would be great to have a strong showing.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page and thank you for your support! -Christie
Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
$50 provides a day of preschool and mental-health services for a child with special needs.
$65 pays for an intensive 2.5-hour Saturday morning mentoring and tutoring session.
$200 provides a low-income New Yorker free health care at a neighborhood clinic.
$220 pays for a day of training to become a home health attendant, a job that pays $21,000 a year.
$250 pays for a half-day of training for an unemployed New Yorker to become a commercial truck driver.
$280 enrolls 140 low-income families in public health insurance.
$400 provides six months of psychiatric treatment for a homeless person.
$750 pays for a social worker to provide parenting, education and counseling to one low-income family for a year.
$1,000 pays for screening and diagnosis for cancer.
$1,300 pays for a year of treatment and aid for a child with asthma, reducing school absenteeism by 70% and hospitalization by 100%.