BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Friends - I am running the NYC Marathon on November 2nd. If you know me well, you know that running is a huge part of my life and being able to wake up every morning and run in NYC is such a blessing that has both been an amazing way to focus on each day with excitement and energy and, in thankfully rare occasions, been an escape to help get me through tough times in my life.
If all goes well, I hope to run under 3:10:00 - qualifying for Boston (Tom/ my dad has already BQ'd). That's just under 7:15 pace for 26.2 miles. If all goes poorly, then you'll see me run by looking like the picture on the front page (my first and only NYC Marathon 5 years ago, yes, I am walking).
This year I am running for a great cause that I've supported from the sidelines in past years. Please join me in support of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity that is fighting poverty here in NYC and has produced meaningful, measurable results over its 25 year history. Working through Robin Hood, I am able to help give back to a city that has been so amazing to me over the 12 years I've lived here.
Thank you for your support - Hunter
More info on Robin Hood below:
For the past 7 years, more than 750 Robin Hood runners have crossed the finish line of the TCS New York City Marathon. Along the way, these runners have raised nearly $5 million for Robin Hood, helping to feed, shelter and heal our neighbors in need, as well as equipping them with educational and employment opportunities to improve their lives.
This year 100 runners will participate in the marathon as part of Team Robin Hood. Together they will train and raise funds, 100% of which will go to help New Yorkers in need build better lives for themselves and their families.
On race day, November 2, we invite you to join Robin Hood staff, family and friends at our famous Mile-20 block party (just off the 6-train). Cheer your favorite runners on their final leg of the race while rocking out to a DJ!
Please help support these runners and their mission to fight poverty. You can make a donation in support of a particular runner or make a general donation in support of the entire Robin Hood team. Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
$50 covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
$75 provides a day of high quality preschool for one child.
$100 connects one low-income family to public benefits, social services, and employment counseling.
$200 helps a woman secure a $1,500 microloan to help her launch or expand her own business.
$750 provides a year of basic literacy training and G.E.D. test preparation for one student.
$1000 pays for health care for one adolescent for one year.
$1,500 provides a year of counseling for the family of a child enrolled in pre-school.
$3,000 provides six months of psychiatric treatment for a homeless person.