Shelly Hallman via Crowdrise
August 21, 2012
BENEFITING: ARTHRITIS NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: ARTHRITIS NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
EVENT: Welcome to Long Beach!
EVENT DATE: Oct 07, 2012
Thanks to my beauiful hairdresser, Dani I've decided to join a charity fundraising program for my upcoming marathon in Long Beach this October. Yes you read it right, I am doing the FULL!
Since the first day I put on my running shoes (that had previously only been used on indoor elliptical machines, treadmills and stair steppers) and took a step outside to run in the outdoors running has been an inspirational experience for me. Now that I am runnig in organized races I am stoked for the chance to benefit charity organizations.
I've chosen arthritis because, it is my wish to keep everyone in the world moving and enjoying an active lifestyle without pain. I know my personal happiness would be greatly impacted if I were restricted by my body. I only hope my efforts go towards improving life for as many people possible. Arthritis is also my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi's philanthropy so it seemed the obvious choice.
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a look at my fundraising page. Thanks again if you're inpsired to drop some funds towards the cause.
ARTHRITIS NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION wrote -
Join Racing For A Cure and make the ICB Long Beach Marathon about more than just a personal accomplishment. Race and help the 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, suffering with arthritis by raising awareness and funds for research.
The Arthritis National Research Foundation places 91 cents of every dollar into research earning them the highest, 4-star, rating by Charity Navigator. You're giving to research and that is where the money goes.