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September 28, 2016
BENEFITING: Save the Children
ORGANIZER: Save the Children
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
On November 6 I will be running the TCS New York City Marathon with the Save the Children team. In preparation for the race, besides crunching miles, I started a fundraiser for them.
Who are they?
- Save the children is an international NGO that promotes children’s rights in 120 countries around the world
What do they do?
- They are involved in many different programs, ranging from long term projects supporting education for kids in developing countries, to temporary emergency and disaster response projects. One of the projects that I find particularly incredible is their new “save and rescue mission” in the Mediterranean Sea: they recently launched a lifesaving ship that, in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard, works between Italy and North Africa to rescue refugees at sea. How badass is that?!
Why am I doing this?
- I am a BIG fan of this charity: I started sponsoring my first kid through their program 1.5 years ago, and now, my boyfriend and I are the proud sponsors of 8 kids from all over the world. They regularly send us pictures and drawings and we send them cards for their birthdays :)
(Disclaimer: the money raised WON’T cover my registration to the race. I gained entry and paid for my own registration before joining their team. The marathon is just an occasion to let people know about this amazing charity)