Monday, November 12, 2012

Team No Excuse Bruce: Thanksgiving Race for Angel Tree

Isabelle, my eldest and 8 years old daughter will be running her first 5K race this Thanksgiving Day. She saw me run the Ashburn Farm 5K race last year and said she wanted to try it next year. The time has come and Isabelle has been running with me and sometimes with her mom on the treadmill to prepare for her first race. To make it more special,  she decided to run and raise funds to help kids in need - children of prisoners. 
These children are in dire need of love. They are too often marginalized -- victims of their parents' choices. Left without some of the most basic necessities, many don't even know what it's like to receive gifts from their parent for Christmas.
Our goal is to use running to change their lives. By raising support for every mile we run, we will be able to provide these children with a Christmas gift and an age-appropriate gospel message.
A mere $12.58 helps deliver a Christmas gift on behalf of an incarcerated parent and the gospel message to the child of a prisoner. Click here to learn more about Angle Tree.
Send your financial support through First Giving website. Donating via the website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

In addition to Angel Tree which is our personal initiative, signing up for the Ashburn Farm 5K race also helps some children from Uganda. Proceeds from the races support high school education for 51 children that have graduated from Humble School in Mukuno, Uganda and are now attending nearby secondary schools. The Ashburn Farm 5K is organized by Crossroads United Methodist Church.  

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