BENEFITING: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
ORGANIZER: PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
My first 5k was the Brandon Killingsworth 5k in Melbourne, FL the fall of 2007. My colleagues at Eau Gallie High School ran in memory of Brandon, so I signed up. I had never run. I had not trained. But I finished.
As I signed up for more 5ks, and 10ks, and half marathons, I still didn't consider myself a "real" runner. But here I am....running my first marathon. The marathon of all marathons.
Every year on the first Sunday in November, I wake up, get a chai tea, open all the windows in the house, and snuggle under a blanket to watch the NYC marathon. This year I get the privilege of being one of the thousands to hear Sinatra at the start line.
Though I'd never met Brandon Killingsworth, I owe him a huge hug and debt of gratitude. His race started me on a journey that I never would have known existed. Education brought me here. Being a teacher brought me here. So I think it's best if I give back to where I started and who I am.
Please join me on my continuing journey by donating to Pencils of Promise. Education opens doors. And minds. And hearts.
Thank you for investing in the future and my dream.