I am running the Gold Coast Marathon in Australia on July 1, 2012. That’s 26.2 miles, and yes all at once. Luckily, I am not doing this on my own. I am training with my niece Olivia and friend Maryanne who are also getting ready to walk the Gold Coast 10K.
More important than my physical commitment to the program is my commitment to raise funds for Organs-R-Us. Founded in 1996, Organs-R-Us promotes organ donation through athletics. As a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Tax ID 45-3266453, Organs ‘R’ Us is dedicated to publicizing the need for organ donations. My participation in the marathon will help to raise funds in support of over 100,000 Americans (including 15,000 children) awaiting a life-saving transplant (20 die each day before a donor is found).
Thank you so much for your support and generosity!