BENEFITING: VARIETY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Twenty two years ago, I was awarded a college scholarship from the Variety Boys and Girls Club (Club) that provided the support I needed to achieve my dream of graduating from Harvard University. The educational and career opportunities that I have experienced as a result have been life-changing.
As a proud alum and current board member, it is my goal to make the Variety Boys and Girls Club a fiscally sustainable organization that continues to mode kids from my neighborhood of Boyle Heights into educated, productive, and engaged members of our community.
With this goal in mind, I am embarking on a physical challenge that I hope will raise $10,000 or more that will support the college counseling services and activities of the Club. Specifically, I am challenging myself to run 100 miles in various running events over the course of one year (starting in July 2014) to raise money for the Club. By the way, these miles do not include the numerous miles I will need to run as part of my training leading up to the events. I already have the 2015 LA Marathon (26.2 miles) on my schedule and will soon be adding a few half marathons (13.1 miles), and several 5ks (3 miles). If all goes as planned, by the end of June 2015, the number of race event miles I will have completed will be at least 100 miles and the amount of funds I will have raised will be at least $10,000! That comes out to $100 per mile.
I need your help in helping me reach my goal. By supporting this fundraiser, you will be making a tax-deductible contribution that will go a long way towards helping kids from Boyle Heights achieve their dream of a college education.
This may sound a bit crazy for some of you but I truly believe in the Club’s mission and just wanted to do something that is a win-win: the Club becomes more fiscally sustainable and I become more physically sustainable in the process. I greatly appreciate any level of support you can provide including moral support and cheering (although only monetary donations are tax-deductible).
I will be tracking my progress via facebook so please friend me if you haven’t already.