13 miles for 13 charities. Simple right?
The concept of 13 for 13 began when I had a fleeting thought of running a marathon. There were several hurdles to this obstacle, the first and most significant being one detail; I don’t run. Ever. To motivate myself, I decided that I’d have to do something really big in order to succeed. I logged onto the internet and stumbled across the Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania, Africa. And like that, 13 for 13 was born.
Why am I running? I am running to get the word out about a community of ones… people trying to do good things in the world, making living a bit easier for someone else. Making a sacrifice for someone else, thinking globally, and being gracious. They all have stories of inspiration, and through running this marathon, I am hoping to raise awareness for 13 charities…. 13 miles for 13 charities.
The ones, the 13, are worldwide, and they are right in your backyard. They support mothers, children, and families all over the globe. They could be supporting you… or someone you’ll never meet. Over the next three months, each charity will be featured on Mondays along with a link to donate should the cause move you. Women and men who are inspiring inner-city youths, supporting one another through cancer, building schools, providing newborns with a chance to live…. these are the stories that speak to me. I hope they speak to you too.