BENEFITING: The Fresh Air Fund
ORGANIZER: The Fresh Air Fund
EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015
I am running in the NYC Half Marathon on March 15th to raise money for The Fresh Air Fund. With your help I hope to raise $1,000 to help children from low-income families get an educational, safe, and enriching summer experience.
As many of you know, I am passionate about education and research shows that most low-income students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading skills over the summer. Also, more than half of the achievement gap between low- and high-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund has made a difference in the lives of over 1.8 million children from our city’s neediest neighborhoods by providing them with a free opportunity to travel throughout the country to different camps and programs. By raising $1,000 we can continue to keep this tradition alive.
Thank you in advance and if you are in NYC on March 15th head down to Central Park to see the race!