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Hi! I’m Corinne Kelly and I’ve dedicated myself to the 2020 New York City Marathon!! Going into this with little to no experience in running is going to make the road there pretty exciting! I’m not a runner, so why did I choose something so crazy to accomplish?

Well, about a year ago I had the opportunity to listen to Toby Tanser talk about Shoe4Africa and how many lives he has changed with this amazing organization. In fact, he changed my life that night, opening my eyes to the endless opportunities out there to help and serve others. I’m determined to complete this marathon in the hopes of making a difference in other’s lives.

My main goal (along with the actual race) is raising $5,000 for this wonderful charity, which will go towards building the first children’s cancer hospital in Sub Saharan Africa, named after my sweet great aunt, Juli Anne, who passed away from breast cancer in 2010. This just adds even more meaning to this experience for me, as she is such an inspiration to me to keep fighting my fight. (and Juli actually ran the NYC marathon while battling cancer! how cool is she?!) I would love to raise the money and honor her name. If you would like to join me on this journey it would mean the world to me!