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Hi friends and family,
As you might know, I am constantly seeking my next adventure. A new goal to achieve. I’ve run many marathons, ultras, and most recently Mt. Kilimanjaro. But this next one is pretty special, more than just 26.2 miles. I can not do it alone.
Every runner dreams of running the New York City Marathon, the largest marathon in the world. I finally have this opportunity as a team member of Shoe4africa charity. By raising funds, we are building a massive, 152 bed, children’s cancer hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. I was shocked to learn 9/10 children diagnosed with cancer in Africa, will die. In America, 9/10 children survive a cancer diagnosis, healed at a cancer hospital. These babies don’t stand a chance. The odds are against them without the proper medical care.
Shoe4africa has already built East and Central Africa’s 1st public children’s hospital (2015). I’m asking for your help today, 100% of your generous donation will go to make this life saving hospital a reality. (All donations are tax deductible, company matching gifts are welcomed).
I’ve often thought about the people I met in Africa. They had very little, yet they were always smiling, humble and grateful. One of my mountain guides said to me “there is a reason we are all here on this mountain, at this very moment.” “And it’s not just to climb Kili.” He was right, I just didn’t know it at the time.
With much appreciation for your support in this worthy cause,
Lydia Miles

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