After 23 years of cheering, handing out waters, and watching thousands of runners at both miles 14 and 21, I am so incredibly excited to announce that I will be running the 2020 Boston Marathon with team Flying Kites, as well as on of my best friends, Marissa Beney!!!
Not only am I so excited to take on my very first Boston Marathon, but I am so honored to be able to run for Flying Kites. Flying Kites is a non-profit organization that is working to transform primary education and the lives of thousands of children in rural Kenya in hopes of giving them a fighting chance and the opportunity to overcome poverty. These students face insurmountable challenges that no child should ever be faced with, and Flying Kites is striving to fix this. From teacher education to the Flying Kites Academy to working closely with Kenya’s ministry of education, Flying Kites works effortlesslyto make a difference in thousands of children’s lives and strives to re-write the story of poverty in Kenya going forward. Not only does every child deserve the opportunity to be able to make a life for themselves, but every child deserve the right to clean water, food, and a roof over his or her head.
Ever since I was little, I always dreamed of being able to run Boston, and I couldn’t be happier to run it for Flying Kites. Together, let’s lead the charge in helping to transform primary education in Kenya to help end the cycle of poverty and give every child the opportunity to be somebody. Here's to Boston 2020, and here's to Team Flying Kites!