shoe4africa - make the difference!
Hi Friends and Family!
After nearly a year of my Dad being in New York, I have decided to join him in November 2022 for the weekend and together run the New York Marathon.
The race is not about how fast (I will be) or how slow (my Dad will be). Rather, we are running in support of a phenomenal cause, shoe4Africa. They are a dedicated charity aiming to provide health, education and employment support across sub-Saharan Africa. The work tirelessly to help those in need across the region take Big Steps Forward. Through their team in the 2022 Marathon they are aiming to raise much-needed funds to support the development of the first children’s cancer hospital in the region. This 152-bed public facility will be dedicated to supporting and caring for kids with cancer across the sub-Saharan, where currently nine out of ten kids diagnosed with cancer die. This compares to the US, for example, which has a fatality rate for childhood cancers of below 10%.
While I am asking for your best wishes to help Dad and I across the finishing line, more than anything I am asking for your support for shoe4Africa. All donations are tax deductible under US law and will make a real and lasting difference to kids, their families and communities in Africa.
Thank you for caring to make the difference!