Hello, My name is Pete Vlasic and I recently took a mission trip to Costa Rica. Our main goal to to offer support at the orphanage. My heart was so touched by the needs that I saw. Many children were abused and neglected. Love and hugs cross racial and ethnic lines, and love is universal. I want to run the NYC Marathon this time with a real cause. The organization would greatly benefit from my support. Please consider this worth while organization. They are a 501 (c)(3) group.