Saturday, April 30, 2011

Don't applaud, just throw money

Throughout my marathon training I have had so many people tell me that they are proud of me, or have a lot of respect for me, or just want me to know how much they support me. Recently a rep from a local charity that I think is super awesome asked me if I would run for them for the Colfax Marathon. It's called Denver Metro Partners, and is like a Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization where mentors are paired up with youth in the Denver area. As of right now I am one of three runners for the organization and have raised $155 but my goal is $500. I was able to set my own goal and felt like $500 was attainable because I feel like I have had so many supporters throughout working towards this goal. The minimum donation is $10 and every single penny goes straight to DMP. I feel like this is a great way for people to show their support for me and hope that I can convince a few more people to donate for me!

Check out my website at givingfirst.org/karat for more details.

2 comments:

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

awesome that you are raising money for charity!

i will have to grab that vanilla bean flavor... mmM!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

i love that you got asked to run for a charity.. cool