07 December, 2011

Running for a Cause

So I've finally started putting my running to good use!  When I originally started running I always knew I wanted to fund-raise to some capacity for a worthy charity, but due to time constraints, life constraints, and just being overall busy, I didn't think that I'd be able to put as much effort into it as I wanted. 

While I still don't have a huge amount of time, I figured I need to just step up and do it!  After talking to a few friends, we decided to join the WDW Radio Running Team.  It's a running team started by Lou Mongello, owner of WDW Radio and it's podcast.

The Team raises money to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses that want to visit Walt Disney World.  I figured there was no better charity to raise money for while I'm training for all these Disney races! 

There are many fundraisers for medical research, which is definitely in need of funding, but that money may not help a family suffering today. Through the work of wish-granting organizations, we are helping a child and their family now by giving them time away from the grim reality of hospitals and doctors, and a chance to smile and feel better, even if only for a little while. The happy memories the family creates, however, will last a lifetime.

A little more about the WDW Radio Running Team can be found here.

And if anyone wants to donate, the link for that is here.  Mention EatSleepRunDisney.com or me (Jenn L!) in the comments if you do!

If you see any of these shirts while on the race courses, be sure to say hello!!!


4 comments

  1. It sounds like a fabulous cause, Jenn! Best of luck with your fund-raising!

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  2. I'm sure you'll find Lou's team pretty friendly and helpful...Met up with some of them last January!

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  3. @Amanda...they definitely seem like a great bunch!

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