Over the past 5 years you have supported my journey on running around the world and together we have raised over $40,000 for a variety of causes ranging from diabetes to fighting kid’s cancer.
My next adventure, continent #6 of 7, is scheduled to take place Feb 15-20, 2015. I will be headed to King George Island in Antarctica to run a 50k ultra-marathon, followed by a 1/2 marathon in Punta Arenas (Patagonia) Chile within a 3 day period.
This time, I’m supporting Schoolbox. An incredible local charity here in Ontario that makes education possible in Nicaragua.
Since 2006 through the vision of Schoolbox and selfless volunteers they have built 60 classrooms, 44 washrooms, 5 playing fields and 27 mini libraries.
In addition, they have created the Supplies 4 Success program. In Nicaragua many children don’t attend school for lack of the most basic of supplies. As the poorest country in the America’s, many of its citizens are forced to forgo educational expenses in order to simply survive. Only 51% of children are able to reach Grade 5 in Nicaragua. A notebook and a pencil can literally stand in the way of a child receiving or not receiving a basic education.
As I run in Antarctica & South America, I will be running to support the Supplies 4 Success program.
To raise funds I am hosting on January 17 a fun 5k Polar Dash Run and 2.5K walk.
The registration cost of $20 will provide 2 children with educational packages for a year and includes your race fee, goodies and some hot chocolate post run/walk.
Of course, if you can’t join the run/walk in Ottawa, your support would still be greatly appreciated and you can donate using the link.
Lets start 2015 together in a fun healthy way while at the same time making an impact to support children in Nicaragua!