BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood Staff
Right now you're probably asking yourself a few questions...
**How is running RIDICULOUS?
**What does Robin Hood have to do with anything?
**Why is Friar Tuck freaking out?
Well I have answers:
**I'm going to run the NYC marathon dressed as ANY character from Robin Hood that YOU choose.
**Friar Tuck is freaking out because in 8 weeks he might be running a marathon. And he's in no shape to run a marathon. How did he get himself into this? He can't even remember making that bet! Man, gotta start laying off the wine, its beginning to be a problem.
But as a great man once said: "Drinking has its benefits" and so here we are.
This is how it works
Step 1: Donate money to a great charity (the Robin Hood Foundation....ahhhhaaaa...its all making sense now!):
Step 2: E-mail me your vote (and possibly a picture of the costume you have in mind). You get 1 vote per dollar.
Step 3: Break the $5000 target amount (and maybe get Friar Tuck's ugly mug on the top 5 fundraiser list, which would be awesome)
Step 4: Watch as I make a total fool of myself running a marathon dressed as who knows what.
Step 5: Buy all the unbelievably stupid pictures from the event photographer's website and proceed to make me thoroughly regret this moment of very poor judgement.
And if that's not enough, here's what your money goes to:
$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%.
Thanks for your charity, you're helping struggling families in a very meaningful way. I'm just giving you an excuse to do it and having some fun in the process!