Hi everyone! As most of you know, I started running consistently in college, and over the last few years, many have asked whether I plan on running in a race. I'm a bit scared right now to run a full 26.2 mile marathon so I'm starting off my race-career with a half marathon! Baby steps heh gotta start somewhere :)
I grew up with Winkie my ancient 10 year old pomeranian in Seoul and am now living with Kona my six month old mini Aussie in New York. They've made me so happy and comforted me as faithful companions during my adolesent + early adult years, and PAWS NY helps vulnerable NYC residents keep their pets at home to have the same precious companionship. What better organization to run for? Read a bit more about the organization below
The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Our programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond that is so physically and psychologically valuable to our clients. Thus, our motto: helping people by helping pets.
Pets provide us with companionship, unconditional love and numerous physical health benefits. Funds raised through the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half will help protect this relationship for those facing challenges from advancing age, disability, or illness.