Not long ago, I told a friend that I was running a half marathon. She asked if it was a race to raise money for a cause. It wasn't. Her question got me thinking--why shouldn't I connect my personal running goals to a fundraising effort for the greater good?
For the 2014 Vermont City Marathon & Relay, my husband Justin and I are running to raise money for the National PKU Alliance. PKU is a metabolic/genetic disorder that I had never heard of before my niece, Ella, was born. She is now 8 years old and thriving. From the National PKU Alliance website:
"The National PKU Alliance works to improve the lives of families and individuals associated with PKU through research, support, education and advocacy, while ultimately seeking a cure. The NPKUA was formed in 2008 by parents, grandparents, and individuals across the country just like you. We are the first national non-profit organization to unite adults, families, regional and statewide PKU organizations, the medical community and PKU-friendly businesses to make a difference in the lives of people with PKU."