In November, I am raising $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, running over 100 training miles, and completing my first marathon in honor of my grandmother, Sandy Thomas.
A lot of people have asked me why I chose philanthropy as my career path, after founding the non-profit, Brawl for a Cause, when I was 21. I’ve heard assertions like I could be making more money or have more prestige in other jobs, and I’ve heard questions like, “philanthropy is for old, rich people, right?”
Wrong. Working to make the world a better place is accessible to those of all ages, which I learned from my grandmother. After she passed when I was six years old, I took my first philanthropic action going door to door during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money in her honor.
This October, I am doing the same thing that I did when I was six, but I’ll be running around Atlanta, instead of just my neighborhood. My goal is to raise $10,000 in her name, and I need your help!
Raise $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation via projectZERO
Run over 100 training miles in the month of October
Run and complete my first marathon
Consider sharing this campaign with anyone affected by Breast Cancer (hint: EVERYONE)
Consider donating per training mile completed (a quarter? Dollar? FIVE DOLLARS?!)
Consider donating for completion of my first marathon (I’ve never even done a half…)
Consider shopping for 10% of profit to be donated to this campaign
Consider training, running a marathon mile, or the whole thing with me (more the merrier!)
MIZUNO: Thanks to the projectZERO campaign by Mizuno and Fleet Feet, I have their communities and communication teams supporting this goal. Get ready for group runs, matching campaigns, prize giveaways, and kick-backs on all projectZERO purchases ($10 per shoes, and $5 per shirt when using THIS LINK)!
Learn more about the cause here and projectZERO campaign here
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