Landed in SF today...a nice surprise of 2 new donors! Just a little jog across a big red red bridge! ❤️
July 21, 2017
BENEFITING: Variety the Children’s Charity of Texas
ORGANIZER: Variety the Children’s Charity of Texas
For every mile of every race...I run for someone. I RUN FOR THOSE who can't. I RUN FOR THOSE who hurt. I RUN FOR THOSE who inspire. I RUN FOR THOSE who delight and who anger. I RUN FOR THOSE who fight to keep our great country safe. I RUN FOR THOSE we've lost. I RUN FOR THEIR families. I run because cancer kills and yet, I live among so many survivors. I RUN FOR THOSE I love and THOSE I've lost. I run for my daughter who hates running. I run a lot!
In 2009, I ran my first Boston Marathon in honor of Vern, who passed away only a few days before. He was a jolly, spirit-filled man.
In 2014, I ran my second Boston Marathon. It was the spirit of the victims and the survivors that carried me across the finish line. I cried and I hurt.
In 2017, I joined a new team. Let's just call it TEAM VARIETY. As the Executive Director of Variety - the Children's Charity of Texas, I am committed to raising $5000 for those children and families we serve. As an organization, we are dedicated to empowering children with special needs across the great state of Texas and have been doing so for 80 years.
On July 23, I will run the San Francisco Half Marathon - just a few hills to conquer. On August 19, I will run the Pike's Peak Ascent - no easy feat running up a 14,115 ft. mountain. And I will do it for Variety.
Join TEAM VARIETY by donating to my efforts. 100% of your donation will go toward improving the well-being of a child with special needs and their family. Many of you know what it's like to ride a bike...fast and free...the wind on your face. Your donation will help us purchase adapted bicycles so youth can find that same freedom. As a parent (aka. chaperone), do you effortlessly drop your kids off at activities? Your donation will help a family adapt their vehicle so their drop-offs with a wheelchair are a bit more effortless. How many of you have challenged yourself up a rock wall, only to nervously zip-line down? Or had the thrill of watching your child conquer their fear and do the same? Your donations will help send kids to our adapted camp, Variety's Peaceable Kingdom, where they find this same experience.
Join my team – TEAM VARIETY! Together, we will make the impossible…POSSIBLE!