Heather Peterson via Crowdrise
October 25, 2012
BENEFITING: MIRA FOUNDATION USA INC
Mileage Tracker: 13
I am running the Huntersville Half Marathon on December 08, 2012 to help raise money for a relatively new organization based in North Carolina , MIRA. MIRA's mission is to offer blind children in the United States the opportunity to receive guide dogs free of charge. It cost around $60,000 to purchase and provide training for every recipient. MIRA also provides outreach programs to promote public awareness and offers support services the blind and their familes.
Currently all training for MIRA students is in Canada. MIRA hopes to one day open a training center in North Carolina. My hopes are that one day Ben will be able to benefit from such a wonderful organization.My goal is 13.1 miles in under two hours, which will be a miracle considering the lack of training over the past month due to the constant sickness running through my house, and $600 in donations.