BENEFITING: The Grassroot Project
EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015
Hello family and friends,
Thank you for visiting my fundraiser page!
This fall, I have (finally!) decided to run my first full marathon! i will be running with the marines at the 40th Marine Corps Marathon in DC on October 25th!
Running a full marathon is one of my dreams- I want to have that feeling of such accomplishment. But running to raise funds for a charity or organization doing great things for others is so much more to me! So I have teamed up with the Grassroot Project- who works with the youth population in the Washington D.C area by educating kids who are at-risk about HIV/AIDS awareness & prevention through an array of activities. With our support, this organization is able to help local at-risk kids and educate them about HIV/AIDS prevention. These kids, our next generation, deserve the opportunity to discuss, learn and talk about a topic that is too often neglected. we need to educate, to raise awareness and just talk about it.
"We all have a role to play in working toward an AIDS-free generation"
Please know that any amount helps, and no amount is too big or too small!
Thank you for your support! Love you all!
more about the organization:
The mission of The Grassroot Project (TGP) is to use sports to educate at-risk youth in Washington D.C. about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. The Grassroot Project engages at-risk youth in Washington D.C. by partnering with athletes from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, Maryland University and other DC area universities. The student athletes address the prevention of HIV/AIDS through an interactive curriculum of over 15 games and activities that encourage participatory learning of basic HIV prevention information, stigma, and discrimination. By using the vehicle of sport to influence social change, the programs allow kids to share their feelings and beliefs, increase knowledge, and develop healthy attitudes and behaviors.