On behalf of my Valley Forge Elementary School students, I decided to run the 2011 ING New York City Marathon with Team for Kids and asked for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of volunteers who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City, throughout the country, and in South Africa.
We did it! We raised over $3000.00! Thank you so much to all the students, parents and staff for helping us reach our goal.
Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
Serve over 85,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.
Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!
On behalf of the Valley Forge Elementary Students and myself, thank you for your support!