Elly Hawley wrote -
I can’t believe I’m writing this but I’ve decided to run another marathon!
To the lovely people who kindly sponsored me for the New York Marathon in 2011 (for Free Arts NYC), I know I promised you that would be my last marathon, so please forgive me. Needless to say, I haven’t run since that cold November day 5 years ago!
Moving to LA just over a year ago, I was shocked by the number of homeless people on the streets here. With recent political events and the treatment of women, I wanted to help in some way.
I will be running the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday 19 March 2017 to raise money for the Downtown Women’s Center. Founded in 1978, DWC is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row in LA.
This is when I turn to you – any donation will be hugely appreciated and will spur me on through the relentless training – uphill in Griffith Park! Oof!