|Hey guys! Thanks for clicking on the link and checking my page out!
The last thing I want to do is harass everyone for money but I kind of have to since I signed myself up to run a half marathon and made a commitment to raise $3,600.
I know your probably thinking, “Big mistake!” You may be right considering I have to train everyday not to mention 7am training sessions every Saturday. I’ve already come to terms with the fact I will be in bed by 8pm on Friday nights but it’s okay since I’m doing it for a good cause, no take that back a GREAT cause!
Don’t worry I won’t be pocketing your donation to go shopping or anything. I promise ;) Over 80% of every dollar I raise will directly fund the mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Their mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by inflammatory bowel diseases.
Now you may not be familiar with the disease or the symptoms and neither was I until I recently discovered one of my best friends was battling with Crohn’s.
My friend Amanda has suffered from Crohn's since she was 9 years old. She has had 2 colon resection surgeries and is left with a scar as a daily reminder of her battle with the disease. I am hoping that by running and fundraising with Team Challenge, we can one day find a cure for her and others who suffer on a daily basis.
I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve seen my friend in excruciating pain due to this disease. It’s very painful to see your loved ones suffering and you not being able to do anything to help. So, that’s why I signed myself up to run this race!
Top three reasons why you should donate (a lot):
1. You wouldn’t want to see that cute little blonde girl in pain because you didn’t donate?
2. You can help me run my first half marathon. I will run a mile in your name.
3. Well I don’t have a third one but seriously I know you can spare a couple bucks for a good cause. Unless you’re just pure evil.
I almost forgot to mention your donation is tax deductible! Also, if your company would love to sponsor me they can get their company name and logo printed on the entire team shirts. Some companies also match their employees’ donations so if you ask your boss that would also help.
Please tell all your friends, family and strangers to donate so I can reach my goal! Keep in mind CCFA is not a government-supported agency and relies solely on the support of members and donors, like you, to continue their work.
P.S If you donate today I will forever love you! <3