On Saturday, April 7, 2018, I will be running in the Charlottesville Half Marathon! I have wanted to run in a race of this caliber since my second year of college & I'm excited to be celebrating the end of my undergraduate career by completing this goal! I am especially motivated to be running in this race because my love for running will directly benefit the One Love Foundation. It is my goal to raise $100 for every mile I will run on race day!
One Love Foundation was created in memory of Yeardley Love. Yeardley was a fourth-year student at The University of Virginia. Three weeks before her graduation, Yeardley was beaten to death by her ex-boyfreind. One Love Foundation says, "So today we are educating young people, and communities about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors; empowering people to trust their gut and act when they feel that something is off. In teaching these signs and starting this conversation with young people, we know we are changing and yes, saving lives. While it is distressing to hear about how real this issue is in young people’s lives, we also hear every day from people who have gotten out of dangerous relationships because of our work. We are inspired by the young people who step forward to be leaders in educating and rallying their communities to be empowered around this issue. While there is no magic bullet that can bring Yeardley back or somehow change the pain we feel from her loss, One Love and the energy of so many amazing young people who are driving this movement keeps Yeardley alive in such a positive way."
I hope you will support me in this endeavor & I would love to see you all on race day!!!
Thank you for your support!