This is my dad a few months before he left this earth in 2004. I'll run the half marathon on what would have been his 80th birthday. As many of you know, I'm running to raise funds for Tulsa Area United Way as a tribute to my dad. He taught us all to give back to our community.
United Way gives back to Tulsa in a big way and it's why I'm running. The Tulsa Area United Way unites people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community. United Way focuses on providing resources to 61 partner agencies involved in Education, Health and Safety, and Financial Stability.
One of my favorite Tulsa charities, the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, is a United Way Partner. The Parent Child Center of Tulsa works to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment and advocacy. PCCT provides the tools that parents and children need to build strong, happy families in Tulsa.
I am proud to run the Route 66 Half Marathon to raise money for Tulsa Area United Way. Help me reach my fundraising goal on behalf of this amazing Tulsa organization!