If you are visiting this fundraising page, it's probably because you know a little (or maybe a lot) about me....and are at least somewhat curious as to what potential debacle I've chosen to get myself involved in this time! thanks for caring!! I heart ya!
Here are 4 things that you actually may not know about me: there are 4 things that really bother me in the world - specifically in this country; it's homelessness; families that can't afford to send their kids to school with appropriate supplies or clothes; kids that don't get to celebrate their birthdays; and people that do not have enough to eat. If I could do anything to solve those 4 things, I would absolutely do it in a minute. I've been blessed in my life to never have experienced those things, and it literally breaks my heart when I think about people who know no other way.
Soo....I've decided to join the Women's Health Run 10 Feed 10 team. This is a way I can combine my love for running (well, to be honest, running and I have a love/hate relationship) along with my passion for making a positive impact on the world in our own country. In the United States, 50 million Americans don't know where their next meal is coming from or when they may get to eat again....16 million of those people are kids!! There is so much food available in our country that this shouldn't be an issue!!.......Hunger is probably America's most solvable problem!! And, I want to help!
When I run Chicago's 10k Feed Run on October 6th, those 6.2 miles will feed 10 people in my local community. That's awesome!! And totally worth any pain I may feel along the race route (I know 6 miles is no big deal, but I haven't run consisitenly since the last race I completed well over a month ago...and this race is exaclty one week away!) In reality, running gives back just as much to me ... so to make a bigger impact, I've decided to be an active fundraiser.
I've got until November 15th to raise as much money as I can for this worthwhile cause: to feed Americans! I love the timing: right before the holidays!! I'm starting out with a super-low fundraising goal of $100, but I know because of the amazing friends and family (and friends of friends and friends of family) that are in my life, I'll be able to make a bigger impact than that!
Thanks for visiting my page! You rock for taking the time! Thank you, too, if you choose to donate & leave your own footprint on eliminating hunger; I appreciate the support for something I'm so passionate about! And, thanks, too, for spreading the word to the people you know that would love to make an impact and feed America.
Stay Awesome! Love, Tami Torrey