Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
Achilles Kids, a free running, walking & “rolling” program for children with disabilities that began in 1995, NEEDS YOUR HELP.
The centerpiece of Achilles Kids "Run to Learn" program is a 26.2 mile "virtual marathon" that the kids complete over the course of the school year. Achilles provides all the training materials, customized maps of each city (there are Achilles Kids chapters in NY and in 22 states reaching 11,000 children with disabilities!)
Achilles Kids also has two weekend programs here in NYC that has given over a thousand children with all types of disabilities the opportunity to achieve which has truly transformed the lives of our kids.
This is the reason for this fundraising page.
I am going to run 5 marathons - one marathon a week for 5 consecutive weeks beginning the week of April 22nd - to raise money for Achilles Kids to help our kids continue to reach the finish line.
While for me, running 5 marathons on my crutches - one a week for 5 consecutive weeks at schools in NYC is a daunting challenge, it is nothing at all compared to the challenges our kids face each and every day. And that is why the kids hold such a very special place in my heart! I have seen first hand what Achilles Kids has done for our kids in terms of their health and fitness; how proud they are of their accomplishment and what that has done for their self-esteem. With your support Achilles Kids can continue to help children with disabilities reach their goal!
ALL donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. NO amount is too small. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
For more information about Achilles Kids, please visit our webpage!