Most of you know, if you’ve read previous posts on my blog, that I am running the New York City Marathon this November 1st. There are a bunch of 1st’s for this race, and here are a few.
-My first time running for charity
-My first marathon in the state of New York
-The first marathon my Father will be a spectator at
-The first time both of my parents will get to see me cross the finish line
-My first time in NYC since 9/11
Race day is getting SO close! Only 41 days remain until I toe the line in Staten Island and make my way through the five boroughs of New York. The excitement is certainly building. This race is so iconic. Epic!
I’m glad I decided to run this marathon for charity. Let me tell you though, it has probably been more of a challenge though to raise the $3,000 I pledged than for me to run the actual race. As NYC will be my 22nd marathon! I’m so glad for this experience though, as my fundraising is helping cancer patients. The research being done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC is being directly helped by the donations that all of my donors have made thus far. I still have just over a third of the monies pledged to raise, and I need all of your help.
With just 41 days remaining until race day, that equates to an average donation of $25 a day that I need folks like you to donate to my fundraiser to hit my goal by race day. If you could find it in your heart to donate, I would be ever so grateful. All of the money goes to the James Blake Foundation. Every last dollar. I paid for my own entry into the race, so rest assured, the money you donate directly impacts the lives of those suffering from this debilitating and deadly disease. Please donate today. The following link will take you directly to my fundraising page where you can make a tax deductible donation in any amount you wish.
What would also be a huge help in reaching as many folks as I can is if you would share this post on your own blog, or link to it on your own social media outlets. I would love to exceed my goal before race day! Thank you for all of your support, encouragement and love! I will be running New York for all of you!