Local woman running in empire state building run up Feb 6

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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A local woman, Sherri Sparrow, of Mount Pleasant, is running the Empire State Building run up, a charity event, in New York City on Feb. 6. Sparrow has been working diligently over the past two and a half years of the successfully lost and kept of over half of her original weight. Each year, over a hundred runners from around the world participate in this race up the 1,576 steps to the 86th floor Observatory deck. She is running with “team for kids,” a division of the New York City Runners Club. “Team for Kids” raises money to help educate and support free youth running and fitness programs in some of the most under-served schools in New York City, across the United States, and in Africa. Team for Kids members fund raise to provide physical fitness and running programs to children who would otherwise have little to no access to fitness programming. Through these programs, over 130,000 children now lace up their sneakers every year and race toward a healthier life.

Your help is needed as Sparrow is seeking support to reach her goal to raise $860 for the team for kids charity.

A Message from sherri

I’ve decided to run the Empire State Building Run-Up with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of volunteers who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City, throughout the country, and in Africa.

Making a donation is easy! You can click on the Donate button on this page to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible.

Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:

Serve over 100,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.

Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.

Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.

Whether you are a runner, have worked with children, or have kids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this great cause!

See you at the finish line!

DONATE HERE! http://www.runwithtfk.org/Profile/PublicPage/11390

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