Half Marathon here I come! That is right I said it, I am running a the Rock and Roll Half Marathon on June 22nd for team Dollars For Change! This is my first race ever and I can't wait to give it my all. Please help me to raise money for such an inspiring foundation. This is why I, the unexperienced runner, am giving all I have to the race and raising awareness about the cause.
DFC was incorporated in 2006 based on the US population, hoping that if everyone donated a dollar, Katie Rutherford (founder) could make a lasting impact on impoverished communities around the world. To date, DFC has raised over $70,000, but even with some of us donating more than just one dollar, there are so many people to be reached in our effort to involve as many people as we can as we strive towards sustainable poverty alleviation.
Currently, DFC's efforts are focused in a township called Kurland, South Africa. Dollars for Change has fostered the social, academic and emotional development of over 50 students in their after school program for at-risk youth. All students have been tested HIV-negative and DFC has no reported teen pregnancies. DFC has also refurbished over twenty homes for the elderly and disabled and installed over thirty solar water heaters!
Thank you so much for donating to a cause I feel passionately about. Let the race begin!