October 20, 2017
BENEFITING: NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL
ORGANIZER: NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL
Most of my NBS classmates won't remember me as a runner.... because I wasn't one!!! Balletic maybe, athletic no way. Nevertheless I've run the New York City Marathon 2 times (and trained 3 times, Superstorm Sandy forced cancellation) It's A LOT of work for one day, but what a day it is!!!!! Running the biggest marathon in the world in the best city in the world is a high you just can't get any place else. AND I come back and see my beloved NBS friends! Odette, Bettina and Karen even came out to cheer me on!
After taking a break and watching the event longingly on TV, I'm back -- and I'm four years older than the first time I trained!! I'm especially proud to be running for Team Nightingale, a school that has given me so much, and introduced me to my best friends in this world. I'll be the oldest and slowest on the team, but it won't matter. Will you help me reach my fundraising goal?
NIGHTINGALE-BAMFORD SCHOOL wrote -
The mission of the Nightingale-Bamford School is to educate the minds and the hearts of its students in a challenging, vibrant community that prizes academic excellence.
Founded in 1920, Nightingale is an independent K-12 girls' school that provides a classical curriculum to motivated students of varied backgrounds, interests, and talents. What they share is a demanding academic environment in which their teachers inspire them to love learning and to embrace curiosity, creativity, and hard work. Providing structure and a strong foundation from the start, the curriculum allows for increasing independence as students move through the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. In each division, small classes permit teachers to find their students' strengths and insist on their best efforts. Our commitment to the success of every girl is absolute.
At the same time, we believe that success comes in many forms. Through the arts and athletics, ample leadership opportunities, extracurricular activities, and community service, Nightingale students are encouraged to discover and to demonstrate that the mind and heart are equally important, and that one is empty without the other.