Elyse Nicole Tosi via Crowdrise
November 04, 2011
BENEFITING: STOKED MENTORING
ORGANIZER: STOKED MENTORING
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
Dear Family & Friends,
On November 6th, 2011, I am running the NYC marathon. That’s right! I am actually going to run 26.2 miles, and I am terrified. However, it is a little easier knowing I will be supporting a great cause, Stoked Mentoring. I am thrilled to be running for Team Stoked.
Why Stoked? I believe in a healthy foundation for kids both physically and mentally. It is crucial to instill core values and a healthy lifestyle at a young age, but not every kid has this opportunity.
That’s where Stoked comes in. It reaches kids in underprivileged communities and empowers them to achieve a more successful future by providing programs based in action sports culture that results in personal development, academic achievement, positive relationships, and a healthy lifestyle.
It all starts with relationships. A teen is paired with a successful adult, and what starts as a lesson in surfing or skateboarding evolves into something powerful. The future is possible when you have the right support, and since its inception in 2005, Stoked has seen 100% high school graduation rate.
I would not be where I am today had it not been for those who believed in me and dedicated their time into shaping me as an adult. I am grateful for those relationships and hope to help others who deserve the same.
For my part, I am taking it outside to run the NYC marathon on November 6th. This is not going to be easy, however, I'm doing this for those teens, to support their efforts towards a more successful future.
This is where you come in! Please support me by donating to Stoked. Every dollar helps towards my goal of $3,000! And it all goes directly to the kids!
THANK YOU so much for your support. You are making a difference one teen at a time!
See you all at the finish line (I may be crawling)!!!
For more information, please feel free to visit the Stoked website at Stoked.org!