Anyone who knows me knows I not only talk the talk but I walk the walk... I back up my words with actions. Now I am taking it one step further and instead of walking the walk, I will be running 26.2 miles to back up my words.
It is no secret how devastated I was as I watched the unimaginable tragedy unfold at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As I cried and hugged my children that night, I promised that I would get involved and bring about positive change. I immediately joined the Sandy Hook Promise organization when it was formed by several family members who lost loved ones. Their mission is to prevent gun violence before it happens by educating parents, schools and communities on mental health and wellness programs that help at-risk individuals.
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization BEFORE they can happen by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who might be at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human-side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org or call 203-304-9780.
This is how I live my life...doing what I can to make the world a better and safer place while treating others with kindness. "Be nice to each other, it's really all that matters." Favorite quote of Dawn Lafferty, Principal of Sandy Hook who killed while trying to save her six and seven year old students.