BENEFITING: Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Lee Pesky Learning Center, Inc.
I've been training for the past 8 months for the NYC marathon, which takes place November 3rd, it is my first ever and I am also running to help raise funds for Lee Pesky Learning Center.
I was raised by a mother deeply involved in all aspects of special education, as a teacher, consultant and author. I am the mother of two amazing children and my youngest, five year old Henry was recently diagnosed with autism. I also work directly with Wendy and Alan Pesky, founders of Lee Pesky Learning Center, which works tirelessly every day to help children who struggle with learning disabilities, and also helps parents, teachers, schools and our communities understand the problems children with special needs are confronted with. The work they do is like training for a marathon - it takes support especially from family members, dedication, determination, and the drive to put one foot in front of the other. In honor of the children, families and educators who need these services, I've been training tirelessly for the 26.2 miles I'll run in New York this November.