Why I Run

My love for running began when I was about 5 and my dad and I would run around the yard together; he'd always joke that I must have been part gazelle because he never knew how I kept up with him. I've always been a runner, but I didn't learn to love racing until my husband and I went to London on our honeymoon to visit my sister, Julia, who'd just given birth to my beautiful niece. Julia had signed up for a 10k before she became pregnant and asked me to run the race for her, luckily the British Heart Foundation didn't mind the switch, and I ran my first 10k. I was hooked! I ran about 25 races that first year, including my first half marathon 5 months later (and my 2nd half 3 weeks later), that was 2014. Since then, I've run 18 half marathons and 3 marathons.

Why I support BLESSONS

I've been blessed my entire life because my parents stressed the importance of a good education. It is an honor to be physically able to run and to be given the opportunity.

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
— Martin Luther King

Help me reach my goal: $1,000

Honor an aspiring woman in your life or help aspiring women with financial need to achieve their educational goals by making a donation towards my BLESSONS Scholarships for Women Fundraising page.

Donations may be made directly into the charity's Chase account with no fees through QuickPay to info@blessons.org. By check and mailed to: BLESSONS, NFP 405 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 2006 Chicago, IL 60611.

For donations of in-kind, or to discuss other giving options, please email info@blessons.org. All donations to Blessons Scholarships for Women, a currently pending 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax deductible as allowed by law.