Since beginning a The Foundling in 2016, I have met and worked with the most accepting, giving and loving children who are placed in the foster care system. I am honored and inspired by their courage to share their stories with me. The difficult circumstances that children and their families face in the foster care system is heartbreaking. The Foundling aims to address the devastating effects of poverty, substance abuse, violence and the lack of opportunity. Working at The Foundling I am inspired daily by the children, their families, foster parents and colleagues.
Running has been chosen form of play for as long as I can remember. I have fond childhood memories playing soccer in the streets of Ecuador or a makeshift field at International High School. As an adult I continue to value the physical and mental health benefits of running. Running has added joy to my life, helped me connect with others and experience the world around me. I feel very fortunate to have the 0./opportunity to be part of Team Foundling and make my debut at The 2018 NYC Mara120thon. As part of my training this year, I have participated in two half marathons, an ultra marathon and the TD Bike Tour. In the coming months, I plan to run three additional half marathons.
The Foundling is a New York-based charity that empowers thousands of children and families to live independent, stable and fulfilling lives. The New York Foundling is an official charity partner for the 2018 New York City Marathon. Like The Foundling, this race is a New York City fixture, and we are so proud to be a part of it! Every year, 55,000 participants gather for a 26.2-mile tour of the city, and make the largest marathon in the world. Join me in supporting one of NYC's leading organizations! Please consider donating to this deserving cause, all proceeds go directly to New York Foundling.