Folake Oguntebi via Crowdrise
August 06, 2011
BENEFITING: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
ORGANIZER: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Friends and Family!
As many of you know, I've decided to run the New York City Marathon this year! I'm still a little incredulous that I'm really doing it, but I started training in early July and there's no turning back now! I've been inspired by seeing some of my friends do various marathons/triathlons in the past few years so have been thinking about running the marathon for a while now and finally decided to just go for it. I'm sure it will be an amazing experience that I won't regret. I'm really excited about this opportunity for a few reasons:
I'm running for a great cause, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (more on that below)
The New York City Marathon is one of the most awesome of them all, like the city itself, and running the marathon feels like a capstone experience of living here
I look forward to seeing all five NYC boroughs on foot!
I’m running for the Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation (AKA “Restoration”), a great community development organization. In fact, Restoration is the nation's first community development corporation, founded by Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits in 1967. My goal is to raise $3,000 for the organization. Over the years, BSRC has created 2,200 affordable apartments, attracted more than $375 million in investments to Central Brooklyn, placed over 20,000 youth and adults in jobs, and provided arts education to to 400 students, ages 3-19, each year. In addition, Restoration is a strong partner organization to many Brooklyn community nonprofits including Grow Brooklyn, a small community based organization whose Board I sit on.
So all this is leading up to my big ask... Will you please donate a dollar a mile, five dollars a mile or ten dollars a mile or whatever amount is comfortable for you? I would sincerely appreciate your support, and it will go a long way in helping this awesome Brooklyn-based organization. Thanks in advance for your support!