BENEFITING: Friendship Circle International
ORGANIZER: Friendship Circle International
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I need your help.
I will be running in this year's NYC Marathon as a member of the Friendship Circle team to raise awareness and money for Friendship Circle, which is an international organization that pairs teenager volunteers and children with special needs to help the children cultivate friendships.
Today, at least 1 in 12 children has some form of special needs. It may be cerebral palsy or autism. It may be learning disabilities or ADHD. The common thread between these disabilities is the fact that they make the children seem different. The stares they receive, impatience they experience and the difficulties in communicating add up to empty afternoons spent longing for companionship, a playmate or just someone to talk to for these children.
Our vision is to bridge the gap between families of children with special needs and the rest of the community while providing a productive and positive experience for all involved.
Please click Donate to support Friendship Circle.
I thank you and Friendship Circle thanks you!