For my upcoming 30th birthday I’ve spent the past 4 months training to run the 2008 Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. That’s 26.2 miles! The marathon is on October 5th (a few weeks after my 30th birthday) and it will be my first marathon ever!
I’m dedicating my race to an amazing organization I had the honor of knowing during my time living in Cambodia, Mith Samlanh Friends – “a program for street children, their families, and their community.” In 2006, Friends was faced with the possibility of losing their amazing facility in the heart of Phnom Penh, and have launched a huge fundraising campaign in order to purchase the building permanently. To help support their effort, I am raising money for my marathon on behalf of Friends.
You can be assured that 100% of your donation to me will go to Friends International.
Friends is well known for their primary and vocational education of poor children living on the streets of Cambodia, as well as their abuse prevention programs, medical care, healthy meals, and family reintegration. Most Cambodian and expatriates will be familiar with the Friends and Romdeng training restaurants – restaurant vocational programs with a fantastic reputation in Phnom Penh.
Please help me raise $1000 for Friends so that thousands more children can be helped through their programs!