This will be my first fundraising for a charity run and I'm pretty excited about it.
I hope you and your friends would be kind enough to donate whatever you can to help reach my goal. This would mean a lot to me as I begin my road to run marathons for a cause. Last year I ran a combined 7 ultramarathon and marathon in a span of 4 months. This year, I plan on using my feet to raise awareness and help the people that need it the most.
I chose this charity group as my first because I have a close relative with down syndrome. Also, 2 years ago, I lost a dear friend, Joey Gonzales, from this condition. He is the reason I realized I can run all I want and enjoy the moment while being able to help others.
UPS for DownS is a parent directed, non-profit organization offering support,education, and encouragement for parents, families and others who love and care about persons with Down syndrome.
We inspire community acceptance by sharing with others the presence, potential and abilities of people with Down syndrome. If you care about someone with Down syndrome, we count you as a part of our family!