Kelsey Rose via Crowdrise
November 07, 2011
BENEFITING: GRASSROOT SOCCER
ORGANIZER: GRASSROOT SOCCER
Friends and Family, I will be running the NYC Marathon in less than 20 days! Crazy!! I successfully completed two 20 mile training runs! Woohoo and now it is time to taper! ! I'm super excited for the race and to finally run those 26.2 miles! Thank you to everyone who has already donated! I pledged to raise $3000 for Grassroot Soccer and I have already raised just over $2300. Your generosity makes a huge impact in Grassroots' goal of stopping the spread of HIV through the ubiquitous and universal nature of soccer. If you haven't already, please help me help this wonderful organization, but clicking this link and donating to the cause. http://www.crowdrise.com/teamgrassrootsoccer/fundraiser/KelseyRose
Help me raise $3000. Any amount helps! Training and starting medical school has been an experience, but I'm really glad I did it. Thanks so much! - Kelsey -----------------------------------------------
GRASSROOT SOCCER wrote -
The 3rd Grassroot Soccer NYC Marathon Team: 26 miles. 50 runners. $200k. 8,000 Lives.
We have the best marathon team out there- not only are they wicked fast and good looking- they're saving lives with every step! And we are honored that they are running for Grassroot Soccer.
Grassroot Soccer (GRS) has reached over 400,000 youth with HIV prevention and life skills education, trained 2,500 Skillz coaches, and reached millions more through outreach. However, there is much more work to be done; each day more than 7,000 people die of AIDS, with more than half of new infections occurring amongst young people.
At Grassroot Soccer, we see a world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS-free generation. Our mission is to educate, inspire and mobilize youth to stop the spread of HIV. By 2014, our goal is to reach 1 million youth with life-saving education. You can help us get there!
To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact. Each dollar is put to use in reaching the most at-risk youth in Africa with the best possible prevention education.
You can help by supporting Grassroot Soccer's AWESOME Marathon runners by clicking the DONATE button above. All donations are tax-dedutible.
To learn more visit www.GrassrootSoccer.org