BENEFITING: SOCIAL PROMISE INC
ORGANIZER: SOCIAL PROMISE INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
As some of you may know, my passion for distance running was reignited this past year. During these last few months I've checked things off my bucket list that once seemed unattainable and undesirable, like my first ice bath. In February I completed my first trail marathon and less than three weeks later my first ultra-marathon-- a grueling... I mean.. inspirational 31 miles of dirt, passion and futility. But, personal growth is all about learning, adapting, and exploring, right?
Since 2007 a dream of mine has been to run in the New York City Marathon. Unfortunately, the lottery-style registration system has created a barrier that has prevented me from achieving that dream..... until now. Not only have I been given the opportunity to run in one of the world's largest marathons, but I will be doing it as a member of a team in support of a greater cause. On November 1, 2015 I will run 26.2 miles on behalf of Social Promise, a volunteer-based organization that partners with Northern Ugandan charities to provide critical health and educational resources to their local communities.
As a member of this team, I have committed to raising $2,500 by November 1, 2015. Along with my fellow teammates, we hope to raise more than $10,000 for Social Promise. 1,000 Shillings is about 1 US dollar. Your hard earned money will go a very long way in helping the people of Northern Uganda.
Today, I am asking for your support. No donation is too small. I encourage you to learn more about Social Promise and the organizations they partner with at http://www.socialpromise.org/
I want to thank you in advance for your love and encouragement, whether it be moral or financial. This is a really exciting time for me and I hope you will choose to help me in my efforts to make a difference for the communities of Northern Uganda.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
"Giving of any kind begins the process of change, and moves us to remember that we are part of a much greater universe." -Mbali Creazzo
With Gratitude, Jillian