I will be running my first NYC Marathon this year and I'm so excited about it. This will be my 6th marathon, so running clearly means a lot to me.
This year I will be running in support of Extreme Kids & Crew.
Extreme Kids & Crew's Vision:
Extreme Kids & Crew seeks to show people that disability is not to be feared, pitied or mindlessly exalted, but understood to be an inherent part of life. We will achieve this by establishing and maintaining creative community centers for the disability community, including a cultural hub that will serve to connect and celebrate people of all ages with all different sorts of disabilities.
Extreme Kids & Crew’s staff works to achieve this vision through the operation of two sensory gyms and play spaces. They have partnered with two, Title 1 funded schools to help provide opportunities to students with disabilities that might not otherwise have access to these resources. Additionally, they open these spaces to the public as an additional avenue for after school and weekend programs serving children from all over the city.
Where the fundraising money will go:
● A year of music programming = $5,000
● Summer camp for 1 child (6-weeks) = $3,000
● Art classes for a year for 1 child = $1,000
● One week of open play during a school holiday = $500
● Art Supplies for a monthly art event = $100
● Two weeks’ worth of snacks for 10 kids at after-school programs = $50
This is an amazing cause and so privileged to be a part of this organization. Any support is appreciated by the children and their families. Really excited to be sharing this with all of you :)
Support Your Runner!
Each member of Team Extreme! is set to raise $2,500 for Extreme Kids & Crew and will have the chance to compete in the most famous marathon in the world! We want to show them as much support as they deserve, whether you give a little or give a lot, we thank you!