I am very excited to say that I will be running my first Marathon on Sunday, November 4, 2018...YAY!
As many of you know that while on a "runcation" back in September 2017 (doing the Lola Challenge) we almost had to live through Hurricane Maria because all the flights were being canceled. We were blessed to be able to get on a rescue flight mere hours before it arrived. But unfortunately many families did not get this opportunity to leave including many of my own family members.
In January of 2018 we decided that it was best to continue to support Puerto Rico as we always did with vacationing in the Island again despite the conditions we might face. But of course we didn’t want to arrive without doing some research and find an organization to help. I teamed up with New York Foundling (NYF) here in New York to get 2 luggage’s with clothes and toys to support about 33 families. This was delivered directly to NYF in Puerto Rico.
We felt so inspired after visiting the New York Foundling’s Puerto Rico center in San Juan. That not only myself but my family members and several friends decided to buy additional necessities to donate to NYF Puerto Rico.
"The Foundling's Early Head Start programs there are led by a wonderful and very dedicated team and the children that they serve are in real need of this program. Foundling had 42 locations before Hurricane Maria hit; more than half of them are now back up and running in some of the poorest neighborhoods where the devastation is even more real."
So of course we know that more help is needed to get these families back on their feet. And what better way to raise funds to this amazing organization and help the families in Puerto Rico.
On November 4th I will be running my first Marathon EVER – TCS New York City Marathon -- and I will be running for Foundling PR!
Please donate any amount can help change a child's life!
1 Corinthians 9:26…Run with a purpose.
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