BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER
ORGANIZER: GRASSROOT SOCCER
Thank you for taking the time to visit my Fundraising page.
On Sunday, November 6th, 2011, I will be running the New York City Marathon to raise money for an incredible organization: Grassroot Soccer.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a charitable organization that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.
To achieve their mission, they continuously improve their innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share their program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase their impact. Each day more than 7,000 people die of AIDS, with more than half of new infections occurring amongst young people. By 2014, GRS plans to reach 1 million youth with life-saving education. To date, they have reached over 400,000 youth with HIV prevention and life skills education, trained 2,500 Skillz coaches, and reached millions more through outreach.
This will be the 4th NYC marathon I will be running, and I am excited to be a member of the 2011 Grassroot Soccer Marathon team!
You can help support our awesome team by clicking the DONATE button above.
And if you happen to be in New York on the day, please do come cheer me and the other thousands of runners on...seeing friends and family along the way is so encouraging and really does make the 26.2 miles just that much easier!
Thank you so much for your generosity and for your support, it is greatly appreciated!
To learn more visit www.grassrootsoccer.org