On May 31, 2020, I am running 10 miles along the coast of Newport to help raise money for The Ocean Conservancy. This is a cause very dear to my heart, and it is only appropriate that the race course is along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Ocean Conservancy is a leading advocacy group working for the protection of special marine habitats, the restoration of sustainable fisheries and for reducing the human impact on ocean ecosystems. In order to save our oceans, the group focuses on educating the public and advocating for policy changes for maintaining vibrant ocean wildlife. One of Ocean Conservancy’s best-known efforts is the International Coastal Cleanup program. The annual cleanups bring millions of volunteers all over the world together to collect and document the trash littering their coastline. Help me keep our local (and global) coastlines clean. This is a chance to start giving back, as the ocean has given so much to me. I hope you can donate, even 5 bucks will help me get closer to my goal.