BENEFITING: The Resolution Project, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
Hi Friends, Family and Favorites -
Given that Hillary Clinton’s entry into a certain 2016 race has dominated much of the recent news cycle, you might have missed the announcement that another woman is jumping into a race of her own, too. No, it’s not Elizabeth Warren. Or even Olympian Caitlyn Jenner. And no, she does not stand a chance of winning her race.
Who could be silly enough to take on the thankless task of running a losing race, you ask? Take a minute to consider this and you’ll see where this is going. No, I’m not running for president, but I am running the NY Marathon this November and kicking the season off next Saturday by running the Brooklyn Half on May 16th! In lieu of racing for glory and fame, I’m running to support an incredible group called The Resolution Project. Resolution was started several years ago by two close college friends and I’ve been involved with the organization's Advisory Board for several years. Its mission is to develop socially-responsible young leaders and empower them to make positive impacts today by providing them with small grants and ongoing mentorship as they launch social initiatives of their own design. Today, there are Resolution Fellows working on six continents to address issues ranging from food security, development, education, and energy and the environment to health and wellness, equality and empowerment, and humanitarian relief.
I’m looking to kick off my marathon fundraising with a bang by raising at least $1500 by next Saturday when I run the Brooklyn Half. Please consider giving today!
Some fun donation amounts:
$26.2 - Number of miles I’ll be running in November
$52 - The number of countries that Resolution volunteers are currently working in
$100 - Ten squared
$102 - Age of my Grandma’s boyfriend
$220 - Number of Resolution Fellows who've made a commitment to social change
$400 - Number of dedicated volunteers who support Resolution Fellows on their ventures
So, while I may not come close to finishing the New York Marathon first or stealing front page headlines from Candidate Clinton, with your help, we will be able to support Resolution’s great work and, I hope, fund several fellowships in their entirety. Consequential, right?
Any questions, concerns or tips for running/losing with style and grace? Shoot them my way. And, of course, huge thanks to all for your enthusiasm and support!