I don’t like asking for things. I like paving my own way, I like laying my own bricks, I like the satisfaction of knowing that I have, absolutely, made something from nothing all by my own hands. I’m a self-made woman, and I want to continue living that way, because it makes me value my hard work in life.
That being said, sometimes, you need to reach out. Sometimes, you can do something sufficient by yourself, but in order to make it great, to make it exceptional, to make it truly and utterly amazing, you need to ask for help. Right now, I’m requesting that helping hand. In a little less than two months, on 12 October 2014, I’ll be running the Budapest Marathon, and I’m not undertaking this athletic event for some medal to hang on my wall or a t-shirt to wear to the gym. I’m using my ability as an athlete, for the first time in my life, to help someone else.
I’m looking to raise a minimum of $500 to donate to Tri For Charity in order further the distribution of water filtrations to those in need. And here, now, I’m asking for your help. Asking for money is an iffy topic, and it’s an incredibly humbling experience for someone so fiercely self-sufficient. Let that speak for itself.
A statistic that stopped me in my tracks: $20 can give a person clean water for life. Twenty dollars. That’s less than the price of cab fare in some cities. That’s the amount some people spend at bars on a Friday night (if they’re lucky). That’s a trip to the movies with a large popcorn and a soda. And it’s the amount that could potentially save someone’s life. Together, we can make an impact. We can make a difference in a world that’s so often coated more with despair than happiness. I’ll do all the work. If you can find it in your heart to donate, any little bit is appreciated more than I can convey with mere words.
Click here if you’d like to help me.
-Although I am working with the Tri For Charity team as a copywriter, my race campaign is all my own. I am an unbiased athlete in this endeavor, wanting to raise money because the global water crisis and its impact is an issue that is very important to me.
-My airfare and lodging in Budapest has been booked for months, so absolutely NONE of the funds raised are being directed to my own personal expenses. All donations are done through Tri For Charity’s website, and I never have access. Your dollars are going toward clean and sanitary water, not my travel budget.