Sarah Wood via Crowdrise
March 12, 2011
BENEFITING: GLOBAL GREEN USA
HOURS PLEDGED: 39
I am going to run The North Face Endurance Challenge-Half Marathon on October 16th, 2011. Yup. Me. The 24 year-old, who hasn’t run more than three miles in a row in 6 years. As in since I was 18 years old. For the record I am now 24!
So it has begun…As of today I am the only runner making a pledge, and as each day passes more and more people will be joining up to run for the cause. I have reached out to my friends and my loved ones to sponsor, and hopefully we will be able to raise some more funds for the people of the Gulf Coast. They need all the help they can get. So I am running. For the Gulf. For all of you. Because when my lungs start hurting, and when my legs start screaming, I think of all of YOU. I think of the letters I have read on Crowdrise detailing the way you are all newly inspired, and changing the way you interact with the planet. I think of Matt Petersen, head of Global Green. I think of my parents, who, my entire life, have told me that there is nothing I cannot achieve. I think of my brother, Allen and his ability to overcome anything set fourth in his path and refusing to back down when it looked like his dreams wouldn't happen, I think of my coworkers and their thoughts that recycling just one plastic bottle will change the world and make it better for future generations. Also each and every one of you, who have sent your words of encouragement and positive comments, saying something as simple as “thank you,” that made me smile with gratitude and train that much harder. I think of all of the love, appreciation and motivation that I am filled with each and every day when we trade letters, and facts, and tips for saving the world online! I think of you guys, and I know that I can do this. I can challenge myself for others when I am having a hard time challenging myself alone.
So over the next few weeks, expect a lot of information about our team and our training. I am going to work on video blogs for all of you, so you can meet the team members and our sponsors, you can see our runs, track our progress, and maybe even run with us, wherever you are! Imagine it. Hundreds of us, running all over the country, maybe all over the world! That would certainly show the powers that be that we will not back down. We will not be quiet. We will make our Little Voices heard! $1500.00 is the goal. It may seem like it won’t help much but it will make a difference to the efforts of families who have lost their livelihood, their families decades of fishing tradition. It will be an impact one person at a time. Any donation is appreciated and I will make sure you are recognized. Either donate as anonymous or share your name with us so we can personally thank you for your support.
Thank you for your consideration, now let’s do this!