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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page and for supporting me on this exciting and challenging journey of preparing for and running the 2024 TCS New York City Marathon. This isn’t just about pushing my limits… It’s about making every step count and running with purpose!

It is my hope that you will learn a bit more about Shoe4Africa through this page and feel inspired to take a moment and donate toward this remarkable groundbreaking initiative – the construction of sub-Saharan Africa’s first children’s cancer hospital. Whether you’re a friend, family member, colleague, or a fellow enthusiast who likes to make a difference, I invite YOU to be a part of this incredible journey!

Although I am not a runner, most of my life has been like running a very long, at times unbearable, yet exhilarating marathon. There are parts of my life that are hard to verbalize. There are parts that still need healing. There are parts so beautiful that I continue reliving them in my mind as a reminder of what moments can feel like. This experience of taking on my physically biggest challenge to date and being able to make a difference along the way is one of those moments that I will look upon fondly for years to come.

It’s disheartening to acknowledge that, currently, 9 out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer in this vast region do not survive. The need for urgent intervention is evident, and that’s why I am running for Shoe4Africa, an organization committed to making a difference.

Shoe4Africa has already achieved a significant milestone by building East & Central Africa’s first Public Children’s Hospital, which has provided crucial care to over 1,000,000 children. Now, we aim to take it a step further by constructing a dedicated children’s cancer hospital.

Your support means everything to me, and every donation, no matter the size, will make a significant impact. 100% of your donation, regardless of the amount, will go directly to this noble cause. Together, we can make a substantial impact on the lives of children facing cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Let’s come together to create ripples of hope, love, and inspiration that extend far beyond the finish line!

With gratitude,


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