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You Gotta Believe! ...Sharon will run a half marathon

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In 2015, the city of New York cut funding to You Gotta Believe!, an organization that serves its most vulnerable population. YGB is committed to connecting teens in foster care to loving families before they age out of the system at 21 and are forced to support themselves, many times resulting in homelessness. We were connected to YGB because no other agency in our area would return our calls to get started as foster parents. Not only did YGB return our calls, but they consistently provide support to us and other adoptive and foster parents, during the process and beyond. And now, we've come to understand the critical need there is for funding to assist teens and young adults in finding forever homes. We've been compelled to open our home and are on our way to becoming foster and adoptive parents through this wonderful agency. When we heard about the funding cut, we wanted to do something to help. Two local dads just put on a Broadway fundraiser with Tina Fey- that's New York for you! Since we come from more humble origins we decided on a run. As usual, Sharon is running and I'm providing moral and administrative support. Please join us in supporting us with the You Gotta Believe Brooklyn Half-Marathon fundraiser. Sharon will be running 13.1 miles on October 10, 2015. We'd like to ask that you pledge a dollar, or two or five (or more!) for every mile- it breaks down like this: $1/mile= $13 donation $2/mile= $26 donation $5/mile= $65 donation $10/mile= $130 donation Or, pledge any amount that is right for you. Thank you in advance for your support! Love, Sharon and Rachel



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