Dear Family and Friends,
On November 4th, 2012 I will be running the 2012 ING New York City Marathon as a part of the IM ABLE Foundation team. Running has been a great passion of mine for many years and so is being able to help others who are in need. This is such a great honor to be able to do both of my passions; running the marathon and being able to help those affected by a disability.
I had the great privilege in May to participate the Philadelphia Broad Street run and I was also able to get the word out about the IM ABLE Foundation by simply wearing their running shirt. Many participants inquired about the foundation and what they stood for. Here is a little insight on who they are and what they stand for…
The IM ABLE Foundation is dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities in their journey toward physical fitness. Their mission is to remove obstacles that prevent the disabled community from being physically active by providing grants for adaptive equipment, resources and fitness opportunities, as well as motivation.
Every day more and more individuals and families are affected by disabilities, approximately 60,000 in Berks County alone. Unfortunately 88% of people with disabilities are not physically active, due to the high cost of adaptive equipment and the lack of resources and opportunities. This inactivity leads to increased health issues, decreased social skills and less involvement in our community for the people with disabilities and their family members.
All monies raised through my participation in the NYC ING Marathon will go directly to the IM ABLE Foundation.
My goal is to help raise $2500 for the IM ABLE Foundation. I hope that you will help me to achieve this goal by making a donation today. Your support will positively impact the lives of individuals and families affected by disabilities in our area.
During my training every mile counts no matter if it’s a short or long run each mile achieved counts and feels amazing! The same goes for every dollar raised, no matter what denomination is donated each dollar will help make a difference in someone’s life.
Thank you for your support!!!
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.”
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