I am the mother of a Sandy Hook School second grader. In the midst of my town's tragedy, I found out that I had been accepted to run the 2013 NYC half marathon. I took this as a sign. A challenge to make a difference in the lives of others. I am running for hope and healing. I am running for our town, for the families, for the first responders, for my daughters, for us all. I have chosen Newtown Rotary Club Sandy Hook Fund as the recipient for the money collected. They are working hard to get money distributed directly to first responders, families and the people of Newtown who are in need now and in the future. EveryONE can make a difference.