Marathon For Hope
This has been a dream of mine for years. It started when I visited an orphanage in Japan. I was seated in this building where the kids would come in and learn. When they came in a little boy immediately came to me and climbed into my arms, rested his head on my chest and wrapped his little arms around my shoulders.
I immediately started tearing up. I was broken. I realized that my life was so much bigger than me. John Ortberg asks a question in his book Life-Changing Love. "What breaks your heart?". The answer is simple for me. This is it.
I have been given more than I need, I have clothes on my back, a roof over my head, and people who love me. These boys and girls didn't have that, and they are just a small group. There are kids all over the world who don't have anyone to love them or care for them.
The Marathon for Hope aims to raise awareness to this issue. The way that this will be done is for me to push my limits with a feat of endurance.
How you can help
There are 6 ways that you can get involved:
You can hang out along my route and encourage me, or supply me with water, high fives and snacks
You can purchase a T-SHIRT showing your support!
You can encourage me on Social Media as I run.
Check out my Orphans International Page, and keep up to date.
SHARE this page-link to social Media. Your support means more than you will ever know.
You can Donate. (See Details Below)
I am trying to raise $5000, all that I am asking is a donation of $1.00 or $1.00 a mile which is $26. That is the price of a meal for two at any local restaurant. You are welcome to give more. If you haven't given in the past months, please consider this as an opportunity.
I will be involving you every step of the way, with social media updates, training updates, short videos. I will be very open about my struggles, and successes.
I would love for you to join me on this journey, and together we can give kids a chance at a different life. One in which they have people who love them, care for them, and help them to grow in to wonderful human beings.