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Hello all!! This might sound a little crazy, but on November 3rd, 2019 (birthday weekend), I will be running my first marathon- the New York City Marathon! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my birthday weekend, and I couldn’t think of a better cause to do it for.

Last summer, I had the opportunity of working and getting first-hand experience with two non-profit organizations- Cross World Africa and Shoe4Africa. One of them, Shoe4Africa, is in the process of building the FIRST hospital, in East Africa, dedicated to helping children with cancer.
Unfortunately, this year I will not have the opportunity to go to Kenya over the summer. However, the inability to travel to Kenya this year provoked me to take the opportunity of running the marathon with Shoe4Africa!

In order to do this, I need to raise $3,000 before the marathon, and all of these funds will go directly towards the funding for this hospital (everything such as race registration, hotel accommodation, plane ticket, etc will be covered through my own savings, so NONE of this money will be going towards anything besides the hospital).

I truly believe this amount is attainable, and I am asking for any amount, regardless of whether it is $1, $10, or $100! Thank you all so much. Your donations will not go unappreciated, and I promise to update you all on this journey of raising money, training, and completing the marathon!!

New children’s cancer hospital, here WE come!!!
And the NYC Marathon, here I come!!