Hello Friends! I'm training to run the 2019 Boston Marathon in April and I need your help.
As the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock/Manulife grants a number of employees the opportunity to participate in the event through an employee lottery. This year, I won and I'm running.
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and is one of only six races to form the World Marathon Majors. Running the Boston Marathon is a big deal and I feel phenomenally lucky to be able to take part.
During the next few months, I'll be training hard to get back in shape and complete this race. Over the course of my training, I'll be running somewhere between 900 - 1500 km to prepare for the big day. I'll be posting updates to my training progress on Facebook over the coming weeks.
This is where I need your help. As part of this incredible opportunity each employee runner is raising funds for a great charity: Easter Seals Camps. I've been given the goal of raising $2500 by race day! Please help me reach this goal by donating to this worthy cause.
Thank you for your support!
About Easter Seals:
For the past 97 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities. Thanks to our generous donors, we continue to offer programs that allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. For families, Easter Seals is somewhere to turn for help when they need it. Easter Seals is a registered charitable organization that helps children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. We assist families with the purchase of costly mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, porch lifts and ramps, as well as communication devices, toileting aids and bathing equipment.
Easter Seals Camps - Empowering Personal Growth
Easter Seals fully accessible summer camps offer kids with physical disabilities the chance to challenge themselves, build self-esteem and develop rewarding leadership skills that will have a positive and lifelong impact. Most importantly, at Easter Seals camps they get the chance to make new friends and just BE KIDS.Easter Seals also helps by providing summer camp opportunities across the country:
- Ontario: Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden
- Nova Scotia: Camp Tidnish
- Quebec: Camp St. Pat’s
- British Columbia: Camp Squamish, Camp Shawnigan and Camp Winfield
- Alberta: Camp Horizon
Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS.