Train For Humanity: Racing to Help Great Causes — Please Support Us!
Hi guys … I'm excited to let you know about a project I've helped launch along with other bloggers (led by Mark Hayward of Mytropicalescape.com):
It's called Train For Humanity: Racing to Make a Difference. Please check it out!
Train For Humanity is a new site we've created to allow endurance athletes (like myself) use their training to help raise money for humanitarian causes. So in this first phase, Mark, Dan Clements and I will be training for marathons and triathlons later this year … and you can sponsor us by making a donation that will go directly to the Darfur Peace & Development Organization … helping to bring peace to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world. The Darfur Peace and Development Organization is "dedicated to a peaceful Darfur that is justly governed and developed in a sustainable manner."
How can you help?
You can support Train For Humanity by sponsoring me in my training for the Honolulu Marathon (to be held on Dec. 14).
I've just started my training and hope to have my best marathon ever, with a goal of coming in under 4 hours (finished my last marathon in March in 4:14). If you sponsor me, not only are you helping a great cause, but you'll be giving me motivation to train. It's a win for everyone.
You can also sponsor the other two bloggers who are training: Mark Hayward and Dan Clements.
Or, you can help spread the word. Here's how.
Train For Humanity — Bigger Vision
Train for Humanity is just in its first phase, with the three of us volunteering as guinea pigs. But we plan to open the site up to a larger group of athletes, so that if you plan to train for an endurance event such as a marathon or triathlon, you can sign up for TFH and have your own sponsor page. This way athletes can do a good thing as they train, and get some motivation in return.
We also plan to broaden the beneficiaries to a larger number of humanitarian organizations.
Please note that we are a non-profit organization, and we will get none of the money donated. It will all go directly to the humanitarian organizations.
So I hope you'll support our cause! Sponsor me or help spread the word!
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