Haiti Marathon Story 2011

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!  When I think of how we are just 11 days away from our journey to Haiti, I lose my breathe a bit.  The week long trip includes the annual Marathon and awesome field day for the children in the community.  We will also spend an entire day with the children at the orphanage.  We have the privilege of  taking these precious kids to Fort Liberte for an adventurous field trip along the ocean..  The time spent with them is a complete treasure.

As the 2011 fundraising efforts are coming to an end, I want to send a personal thank you to everyone who donated, encouraged, spread the word, or simply said a prayer.  Every person is involved and important!  In just 3 weeks, we will decide if there will be a 3rd annual Haiti Marathon.  I can assure you the planning and preparation for everyone involved is a challenge and takes much dedication.  However the end results are priceless.  The teachers and children in the schools benefit.  The runners and volunteers who commit to going to Haiti are transformed by the beauty of Haiti and the people they meet.  Most importantly, the community itself is one step closer to more educated children, which is our main goal.  Thank you for supporting this cause.  We could not do this without you!  We will begin taking registration for our 2013 runners once our decision is made. I can promise you one thing---It's quite a ride! 

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