Tarell Rodgers via Crowdrise
August 23, 2012
BENEFITING: Hope Program
ORGANIZER: Hope Program
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
I just joined the staff of The HOPE Program, and already I am blown away by the dedication of the men and women who walk through our doors. They are battling huge challenges, and yet they put them aside to focus on building a brighter future.
The journey they are on reminds me of running and how important running has become to my life. It started as a way to drop a few pounds, but now it is part of me and part of my family life. It has encouraged us all to take better care of ourselves. More importantly, we are setting goals and supporting each other as we reach them.
So - I'm setting an ambitious goal for the Philadelphia Marathon. I want to beat my old time. And I think I can do it. I just ran my fastest 5K and I'm feeling strong. And with the support and encouragment of the HOPE team, I can't fail.
But, I need your help too. I want to dedicate this run in part to all of the students I have gotten to know over the past few weeks, and I want to help provide some of the resources to fuel their continued success. Will you help me?
If you count training and of course race day, I'll run over 450 miles! I'd like to raise $2 per mile for a total of $900. Will you contribute and help me reach this goal? Your gift is fully tax deductible. And because HOPE is a small organization with a big impact, every dollar counts.
Thanks in advance for all of your support! Visit www.thehopeprogram.org to learn more about what we do.