60K for a purpose
EVENT DATE: Nov 19, 2016
Hey my name is Ariel Acosta and I'm a marathon runner. This year for my 30th birthday I decided to run my first ultra marathon. That marathon is the NYRR NYC 60k which is 9 laps of Central Park which translates to roughly 37.2 miles. This is the longest distance I will run to date. This year I have doubled my fundraising amount from the $1500 i raised last year to $3000 and have decided to run for two charities. The first charity is one that has directly helped me last year and the second charity is one that my friend Pat Buck has chosen.
The first charity is Hailey's Hope Foundation. This foundation has personally helped me as my son Felix was born 2 and 1/2 months early. Originally he was a Monochrionic-Diamniotic twin but we lost his brother during the pregnancy. We spent 63 days in and out of the NICU visiting him till we were able to take him home on December 30th 2015.
Hailey’s Hope Foundation is dedicated to helping meet the special needs of families and their babies both in the NICU and as they transition home. When it comes to helping these babies get well, there is nothing more powerful than a family’s love and support. By supporting families and creating a comfortable, family-centered environment in the NICU, we give critically ill babies better chances to grow healthy and strong and reach their developmental milestones.
The second charity is Shay Sharpe's Pink Wishes. Pat Buck lost his mother to breast cancer so we are using this charity as a way to honor her memory.
Shay Sharpe's Pink Wishes is a non profit that educates, supports, mentors and grants wishes to young women, who were diagnosed w/ terminal breast cancer before the age of 40.