shoe4africa - make the difference!
This November I will be running the 50th anniversary race of the TCS New York City Marathon. Running a marathon was something I always thought about doing, but it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to run and raise funds for African children born into poverty and diagnosed with cancer that I finally got serious about setting and achieving that goal.
I was recently introduced to the charity I am running for, Shoe4Africa, and learned that they are committed to building the first children’s cancer hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. You don’t need me to tell you how terrible a cancer diagnosis can be for anyone, but a cancer diagnosis for a child is especially devastating. In sub-Saharan Africa, it is even worse than you might imagine — nine out of 10 children diagnosed with cancer will die. Because of the stark difference in the medical care available, in the United States, nine out of 10 will survive.
Shoe4Africa has done this before and I am excited to help them do it again. In 2015, they opened the first public children’s general hospital in East Africa, which treats 400+ patients a day.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal. Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of the funds raised will go directly to making this hospital a reality.