BENEFITING: Read Ahead
ORGANIZER: Read Ahead
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
On Nov. 2, I will be running the TCS New York City Marathon. While running the NYC marathon has long been a dream of mine, my efforts this year will also being going to support a great cause: Read Ahead. Read Ahead (formerly known as Everybody Wins! New York) is devoted to improving the literacy of underserved students through shared reading experiences with caring adults.
Running and reading are two of my favorite activities, so it is very fitting that my 26.2-mile trek through the five boroughs of New York City will help improve the literacy of local children. The Read Ahead Power Lunch program pairs volunteers one-on-one with elementary school children for intensive weekly reading and mentoring sessions, providing significant benefits to everyone involved—the students, their schools, the volunteers, their companies, and ultimately, the greater New York community.
I hope you’ll consider supporting me in the coming months as I prepare for the race on November 2. All donations are tax-deductible and will go toward Read Ahead’s work promoting children’s literacy across the New York metropolitan area. Thanks for your support!