Runs To Save Lives
In memory of her father
After completing a few half
marathons and 2 marathons, I wanted to let you know that I will be
running a Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC on October 31, 2010.
This marathon will have a special meaning to me, unlike any previous
races. As some of you may know, my father passed away quite suddenly in
March of this year. So I will be doing this in his memory. I miss him
every day, and I will be thinking about him as I run.
To commemorate my father, I want to support a wonderful non-profit that was created by my friend Ariane Kirtley – Amman Imman: Water is Life. Amman Imman is dedicated to improving and saving lives among some of the poorest and most abandoned populations of the world in Niger, West Africa. The organization supplies permanent and sustainable sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa with the intention of saving lives and creating oases of civilization for half a million people currently living without water.
I am raising $20,000 to help cover the costs of the pump, troughs and water fountains for the borehole-well they recently built in the village of Kijigari. (For your information it costs about $200,000 to build a well). This borehole-well provides clean and abundant sources of water to more than 30,000 people and animals.
This is why I am asking you
to support me and Amman Imman and to make a donation.
I know that your
encouragement and backing will give me strength to go on as I am
struggling on the 23rd
mile and it will give hope to the children of Niger. I will provide
updates for you as my training progresses and if you are in Washington
DC on October 31, come and cheer for me! My heart-felt thank
you is going to all of you!
ABOUT AMMAN IMMAN
Amman Imman has been helping the people of the Azawak build pure clean sources of water since 2006. Learn more about this great organization and get involved.
Read about an extraordinary nationwide school partnership that both saves lives of the children in the Azawak plus has a major positive impact on the humanitarian development of young students volunteers.