Katie Fargnoli wrote -
My name is Katie Fargnoli and I am a nutrition student, graduating this May. I have competed on a Division I track team, completed a half and full marathon, and competed on a cross country team, so basically I LOVE to run.
The only thing I love more than running is Camp Sunshine, a place that supports children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Volunteering at Camp this past July has completely changed my outlook on life. The families I had the privilege to meet and grow to love are my inspiration. I volunteered during brain tumor week, and let me tell you, these kids do not let things like chemotherapy and radiation ruin their spirits. In October, I lost a classmate and friend to a brain tumor, and she, like these children, embraced life and lived every second as if she was not sick, a true inspiration to everyone.
Camp Sunshine is a place for families with children battling life threatening illnesses to come together and get a sense of normalcy. It is a place where they are understood and learn about different medical options from others who have been in their shoes. It is a place for families to relax, kids to be kids, and for siblings to have support.
It would be my honor to sponsor a deserving family to go to Camp Sunshine.
In order to send a family to Camp Sunshine, I will need to raise $1500 dollars. I will be running in the Lake George Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, on April 21st, 2013 in the hopes of raising enough money for a great cause and I’m asking for your help.
Any amount of money would be greatly appreciated.
- 10 cents for every mile I run during training
- 10 cents for every 10 miles I run during training
- $1 dollar for every mile I run on race day
- ANYTHING is appreciated and every little bit helps!
Even if you do not donate, your support is so important! Please help me send a family to Camp, and please help me run in the legacy of Nicki Muller. To learn more about Nicki's story, please visit http://www.nickimuller.com/default.html Forever loved and missed <3
If you want to learn more about the greatest place on Earth or get involved and volunteer, please visit http://www.campsunshine.org/.