At the beginning of training back in January, I mentioned that I was running the half-marathon as part of Team Hole in the Wall, a remarkable organization that helps children with serious illnesses. During my weeks of training, I have often thought about how fortunate I am to have two healthy kids and realize how unfair and challenging it must be to grow up with cancer, muscular dystrophy, HIV, or one of the many other serious illnesses served by the Camps. If my running can help make a sick child happy, then it’s worth every step to me!
Here are a few details about his wonderful non-profit:
- In the 1988, Paul Newman (the actor and founder of Newman’s Own) created Hole in the Wall Camps as a place for kids with illnesses to “escape the fear, pain and isolation of their conditions” according to the organization’s website.
- More than 200,000 kids from all 50 states have enjoyed time at a Hole in the Wall Camp at no charge, thanks to generous donations
- Today, 13 camps worldwide help kids to feel not like patients, but like normal kids
- 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly toward camp programs
As the half-marathon approaches, I want to share with you the opportunity to also support this cause. You can learn more about my goal and make a donation at my Team Hole in the Wall homepage. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your consideration and support throughout my training!