On *November 1st, I will be running as part of their team in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon. I am humbled and honored to be raising money for the HRCF and to be personally involved in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. Their daily work helps to enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ+) people to have a voice & equal opportunity across the United States.
I am thrilled to be training with this amazing team as well as race through New York’s five iconic boroughs. Every penny I raise will go to the HRCF and I will be providing incentives for various contribution tiers, including a shout-out for each and every contribution, a personal thank-you post for $50+, live-stream video of being pied in the face for $100+, your pick of PowerPoint Karaoke that I will perform site unseen for $200+, customized workout shirt of your choice that I will wear while training for $500+, and more! Go to the Incentives tab to add these items to your donation. Additionally, every individual donation of $1,000+ will be MATCHED by a very generous donor!!
Of course, everyone will receive a personal thank-you along with fundraising updates and training selfies. : )
This will be my second marathon after running NYC in 2018 and I know that even the hills and that long stretch up 1st Avenue are all possible with the support and encouragement of amazing people like you. This time, every step I take during training and the 26.2 miles on race day will help LBGTQ+ people live their lives openly and help change the hearts and minds of others to the side of equality. LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE. If we share that same value and you are also a strong believer that everyone deserves EQUAL RIGHTS, please make a donation today. Each dollar raised will improve the lives of LGBTQ people by working to increase understanding and encourage the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. Your neighbor, your family, your friends, your coworkers, your friends-of-friends need your help to make the world a safer place for them to be treated equally.
Follow my progress (and foodie fuel journey) at @TheSaltyPiece on Instagram as well as my blog www.thesaltypiece.com
THANK YOU in advance for all of your support in my training, fundraising and cheers on race day!
*The HRCF has confirmed that, in the event the 2020 New York Marathon is postponed due to COVID-19, my place on the team and all fundraising efforts will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled race date. Never fear, all of the training and fundraising we are doing now will still go to HRCF and I WILL be running this marathon!!
A note about fundraising during COVID-19: The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my story and their greater mission of equality. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated, especially as so many people in the LGBTQ+ community have been put out of work in the hospitality and arts industries. In their published brief, the HRCF provides research that shows that in addition to the greater risk of health complications as a result of COVID-19, LGBTQ Americans are more likely than the general population to live in poverty and lack access to adequate medical care, paid medical leave, and basic necessities during the pandemic. Please help by contributing whatever you can to help our community.