On Sunday I am running in the New York City Marathon. Over the course of this last week, I was conflicted about running the race. While others were suffering, at one point I felt that I would not run, out of respect and because I questioned the use of New York City resources. However I now believe that the event is additive to the cities vitality, that it is not disrespectful and that in this fund raising effort there is an opportunity to give to peope who suffered in this storm. I invite you to participate with me in this effort.