Alison Searle via Crowdrise
April 19, 2013
BENEFITING: WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC
ORGANIZER: WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
Dear Support Squad,
I'm lacing up my sneakers and running the Boston Marathon! Yes, THE Boston Marathon, as a fundraiser for Wediko Children's Services.
Like others have inquired, you may be wondering: Why Boston to check 26.2 miles off your bucket list? Heartbreak Hill didn't get its name for being easy. $10,000 as a fundraising goal?! Seriously, that's 10 THOUSAND dollars.
Well, my mantra for most things is Go Big or Go Home!
Not only is this an exciting physical challenge for me personally, but it's an opportunity for me to expose a fantastic organization to an entirely new network of friends and supporters. Over the years I have taught in the classroom and also had the opportunity to work with various non-profits that provide essential services for children--Wediko is no different.
Wediko Children’s Services is a non-profit organization that specializes in working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges. These are children who others have given up on and sometimes who have given up on themselves. They have struggled to make friends, succeed at school, or have positive family time. They are children who are experts at failing.
Wediko works hard to help these children succeed.
Through various programs, Wediko helps students find their strengths and build skills so that they can face challenges in a new way. When students come to Wediko’s summer program, the year round residential school, or participate in school-based services, they experience success. Wediko works to capture that success, harness it, grow it, and use it to propel students forward to address other challenges that they face in life. For more information about Wediko you can visit www.wediko.org
Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal and propel me through the winter training regimen so I can succeed on race day! All money raised will go directly to Wediko and is 100% tax deductible. If you have any questions or prefer not to donate online, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send you additional information.
$26.20 One dollar per mile to keep me moving
$52.40 Two dollars per mile to see me run a bit faster
$100 Get me over Heartbreak Hill
$262 An inspirational $10 per mile
$415.13 Happy Marathon Monday! (Race day 4/15/13)
$500 Help Me Finish Strong
Other Any donation helps me reach my goal!
I would love any words of encouragement you'd like to include with your donation, fundraising is only half the battle! Many thanks for supporting Wediko Children's Services and helping me with this exciting challenge!