It took me ages to unearth this message (via the blog’s feedback form) from fellow runner-blogger Kassy, someone I haven’t met personally, but have been keeping in touch with through our blogs.
She’ll be running the full marathon at the SCSM to raise funds for the Maple Tree Foundation, which aims to “help deprived and underserved mountain communities live healthy, productive, and peaceful lives with sustainable resource development programs.”
You may find her message below.
Kindly help disseminate the message to more altruistic friends. Thanks!
Your help will be much appreciated and you may reach her via her blog: runaholic.wordpress.com
On 4 December 2010, I will be running a FULL MARATHON in the Standard Chartered Marathon – Singapore in order to raise money for the Maple Tree Foundation. Although it will be a challenge for me to complete my first destination marathon race, I will be especially motivated by the excitement of knowing that it will benefit such a worthy cause.
I am asking friends and family to consider sponsoring me for this event. I have two ambitious goals – first to complete the marathon without sustaining any bodily harm and second to meet my personal goal of raising Php 60,000 – Php 100,000 to cover my travel-running expenses (40%) and for the Maple Tree Foundation (60%). I would greatly appreciate your kind consideration by making a donation towards this goal. All other form of donations is, of course, well appreciated.
Being a runner, I wanted to take the opportunity to help my fellow citizens as this is one of my life goals–to help those who are in need. I believe in Maple Tree Foundation vision, which is to help deprived and underserved mountain communities live healthy, productive, and peaceful lives with sustainable resource development programs that provide basic services, livelihood development and education. For this, they need not to stay as less privileged citizens around Manila, believing it will make their lives easier, well in fact, they can live comfortably and be educated in their home town.
You can make a difference . . . please join me in supporting a very important cause. Thank you for your support!