BENEFITING: TUESDAYS CHILDREN
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
9-11. That awful date. Even when mentioned 11 years later, it invokes such emotional feelings for everyone. Not just New Yorkers or Americans, but for people around the world. There are so many unanswered questions as to why it happened or how there could be so much hatred for this to have happened…
As the events of that date become more of a memory for many, there are still thousands of victims who live with their losses every day of their life or for the first responders who selflessly reported to the site to help and have since become ill. For every person who looks up at the NYC skyline and knows something is missing from it; for every person who feels the hassle when going through airport security; for every person who either lost someone or knows someone that lost someone—you can help make a difference.
On Sunday, November 4, 2012 I will make a difference. I am running my first full marathon and will do it in the greatest city in the world, New York City. In doing so, I will train harder and with more of a focus than I ever have before for any race. But for me, it is not just a 26.2 mile race but a chance for me to support a very worthy cause. I will be running the ING New York City Marathon for Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide.
For the past 10 years, Tuesday’s Children has honored their promise to never forget the events of 9/11 by offering thriving, life changing programs that positively impact the thousands of families that experienced a loss on that tragic day. They also provide services and resources for the heroic responders who gave so much of themselves in the aftermath of 9/11 with many now feeling both physical and emotional side effects as a result. Their programs include: mentoring, educational and career guidance, parenting and life management ,as well as family engagement activities that promote community building among the populations they serve.
I have committed to raise at least $3,500 in support of the organization. Any donation you could make on my behalf would be much appreciated. The thousands of families that comprise the 9/11 community continue to have a great need for Tuesday’s Children programs and services. In helping me to help them, you will be in my thoughts on every mile during my training and throughout the race.
Warmest regards, friendship and love,