BENEFITING: The Grassroot Project
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
Going for a 3-peat to benefit The Grassroot Project in Fredericksburg.
- Time in 2013: 3:52--> it hurt, but we made the Washington Post, and I particularly enjoyed this shoutout from Sports Doing Good
- I wrote about my training for MTV Staying Alive (note: scroll the page to view)
- Time in 2014: 2:41. <-- as much fun as 2013 was, I just ran that hilly monster of a course.
WHO WE ARE:
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 (Hoya Saxa!), 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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Match my current donation of $13, or sign up to run with me by going to the Event page at the top of this fundraiser.
WISH ME LUCK :) My T-cells need it.
And I'll see you in Washington for the full 26.2 in October!!