Back from Boston!!
April 26, 2017
BENEFITING: 261 Fearless
ORGANIZER: 261 Fearless
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
There are few things better for your self esteem than committing to a race, training for it, and finishing it. Girls in particular, need the ability to believe in their inner strength to help them naviagate the world which, lets face it, still has a long way to go towards achieving gender equality.
I never believed I could run a marathon. But here I am, hoping to run my 5th marathon on April 17, 2017 along side no one other than Kathrine Switzer, who has done so much to break down barriers for women. I still can't believe that only 50 years ago, when Kathrine became the first woman to official run the Boston Marathon, women were prohibited from running marathons because it was believed their "uterus would fall out".
My reason for fundraising and supporting Kathrine's charity, 261 Fearless Inc, is because I firmly believe that the first step to change is to give girls and women CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES. The funds raised will be used to set up clubs, training programs, and events so that women of all walks of life all over the world can find their inner strength, self confidence, and transform themselves through running.
Your support is deeply appreciated.