Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another Way to Run in This Year's NY City Marathon

I work with students with Autism, and this sounds like a great team to join. Raising $2600 won't be easy, but it's guaranteed entry into this year's NY City Marathon. I'll have to sleep on it...

"Autism Speaks" is proud to be a part of the NYRR Charity Partner Program, and as such, we have been awarded 125 entries to this year's race. We are the only official autism charity recognized by the ING NYC Marathon. In exchange for a marathon number, participants must pledge to raise a minimum of $2,600 to support Autism Speaks.

To receive a guaranteed entry into this year's marathon, Autism Speaks invites you to join a very special group of people who will band together to make a difference. As a part of this commitment, you will be asked to raise funds to support Autism Speaks and its mission to raise awareness and funds for autism research and programs. Currently we still have a limited number of spots on Team Autism Speaks. Please fill out the attached form and send it back and someone will be in touch with you regarding availability.

7 comments:

Carlee said...

GO FOR IT!!!!! You'll be able to raise the money I know it.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

what a great cause, i'm with Carlee, i think you can do it! :)

Lisa said...

You'd be surprised what you can do with this. There is a local runner where I live that is part of TNT and she wrote to a blogger who blogs about local events and asked people to save their recycling for her. She will pick it up and apply the proceeds towards her fundraising goal. People get creative in times like these. Good luck if you decide to do it.

Running through Life said...

What a great cause!! I agree with the above comments... you can do it!

Sounds like a great opportunity to do something wonderful and run in the NY City Marathon. :D

lindsay said...

see you already have 5 people ;)

and i'm sure you have relatives and stuff too so that's gotta be like 10 more right?

i am glad there is a charity meaningful to you. you know you can do it! so... do it already!

Anais said...

I also say you should go for it!!! You know we'll be there helping you out and promoting your fundraising!! And just think of how amazing you'll feel - not only will you complete another marathon, but you'll also be raising money for a great cause!!

When I do one, I'd love to do it to raise money for research for cystic fibrosis, but I haven't seen that many charities for that at marathons, but it could be because I'm not looking properly.

Good luck and let us know what your decision is!!

Irish Cream said...

I totally agree with everyone! I think you should go for it! I mean, look at it this way: Not only will the race itself be super significant, but it will hold a deeper significance in the fact that you are running to raise money for a fantastic cause that happens to hold a special place in your heart! Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

I would be happy to donate to your cause . . . and just to throw out another idea for fundraising, I had a friend who held a fundraising party for the NYC Marathon last year. She found a local bar who was willing to host it, and then she got friends and acquaintances to donate goods/services (spa products, massages, haircuts, a consultation with a nutritionist, yoga classes, etc.), and she held a silent auction for those things. I think it was a suggested donation of $5 to come to the event, and then the silent auction raised a LOT of money for her! Just a thought :)