I've waited to send this out because I wanted to write something from the heart, and now it's a month out until the Half Marathon!! So, here it goes. Some of my most defining moments have taken place in the outdoors. After backpacking the Pacific Northwest for 6 weeks as a 15 year old and climbing Mt. Rainer, I became a total adventure seeker. From that day on, I was a new person. I tested my limits much more and tried new things I never would have thought were possible previously. It literally opened new worlds for me. When I moved to New York last year, I wanted to become more involved in the community, and heard about Camp Interactive. CI immediately caught my eye because of its focus on the outdoors. I can't think of a better way to impact a young person's life from an under served community, and in the spirit of trying new things and continuing to look for new adventures, I'm running the NY Half Marathon in CI's honor. I'm excited, nervous, and hopeful that running will become a new way for me to be outside in this indoor city!
CAMP INTERACTIVE wrote -
Through a unique year-round program, CampInteractive introduces the creative power of technology and the inspiration of the outdoors to underprivileged inner-city youth. Our vision is to use positive experiences to broaden horizons and empower young people to believe in themselves and their futures!
Using both technology and the environment as educational tools, CampInteractive addresses two problems that an underfunded American public educational system faces: providing kids with technological skills for the 21st century, and instilling a sense of community where teamwork and self-confidence can flourish.
Your support will help us continue to develop and create programs that inspire kids to reach for their full potential.
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This program can only be made possible with the funds raised from the TeamInteractive NYC Half Marathon Team.
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