Hello everyone and thanks for comming to this page to donate for such an amazing cause!! Just to let you all know a little bit about myself, if you don't already know me...
I am a 35 (36 by race day) year old mother of 2 beautiful little girls, Nellie and Norah. Nellie is 6 years old and is finishing up her Kindergarden year at Raymond Elementary School. Norah will turn 4 this summer and attends Southern Maine Children's Academy in Windham. My husband, Andrew is a Sargent with the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department. We have been living in Casco, Maine for the past 7 years. I keep busy with my children as a full time stay at home mom, but I also just recently started working with the US Postal Service as a Rural Carrier one day a week. It all keeps me very busy!
I have been playing sports my entire life: softball, soccer, gymnastics, track and field. I even played Womens Professional Football (yes, it was Tackle), but after I had my kids, I needed to find something that I can do on my own time. Something that didn't require a schedule, or a season. So I took up running. I ran my first 5k in 2012 and never looked back. To this date I have competed in numerous 5 & 10k's, one half marathon (Maine half marathon), and one full marathon (Sugarloaf). I have also been very active in the Triathlon community, being in over 10 triathlons, Aquathons and Duathlons.
After just finishing the Sugarloaf marathon this past May, I decided to become part of the fundraising team for Camp Sunshine in the 2014 NYC marathon. Camp Sunshine is on my mail delivery route in Casco and it is so amazing to see the kids and their families out on the water and walking around so carefree while they are at the camp. Their only worry is what event is next! I would love to help these families who go through so much, get that for themselves. My minimum fundraising requirement is $4000 for this race, which helps 2 families go to Camp Sunshine. I would like to go beyond that and raise $6000, which will support 3 families, because that is how much I believe in this place and the good it brings to so many people.
Please help me to raise the money and make 3 families live carefree for the first time in a longtime. Thank you so much for your support!!
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