Chari(ty) picking

Status: Charity for the New York City Marathon 2011 - picked!

Thanks for your comments and thoughts on my 'which charity to pick' post last Friday! Special thanks to Kevin for offering to help out (Kevin: I only read your comment yesterday - I think I missed it last Friday - sorry!)!

Thanks to all of your advice I picked Team Hole in the Wall as my charity of choice.

Team Hole in the Wall

Team Hole in the Wall generates funds in support of the mission of Hole in the Wall Camps - camps for children with life-threatening diseases. As for the camps, I'll quote the Team Hole in the Wall website:

"Hole in the Wall Camps are magical places where, in a nurturing, carefree, physically safe and medically sound setting, children with serious illnesses can kick back and just be kids.


To date, more than 164,000 children from all 50 states and 39 countries have attended Hole in the Wall camps free of charge."

Great cause in my book! :) The costs for one child to spend their vacation in one of the Hole in the Wall camps is $ 3,000 or EUR 2,200. Looks like I've got some serious fundraising to do to help at least one child to have some well-deserved time in one of the camps! And that's where I'll need your help! Every amount of money will help these children!

To visit my fundraising page, please click here. Thanks for helping me raise money for the kids!


Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

great cause! I thought of doing this too fot the NY Marathon and I would choose ASPCA since I love dogs so much. =)

best of luck to you girl. If I get chosen in the lottery, I'll be seeing you there =)

JLT said...

i just donated- good luck!

Silly Girl Running said...

Thanks, JLT! That means a lot to me! :)

Karen said...

That's awesome!!! Sounds like a great cause!

Ms. Duffy said...

Yay, you'll be in NYC again! I've heard good things about Team Hole in the Wall too, so double win!

giraffy said...

I love that you chose this cause... My 4yr old is too young for these, but stuff like this is SO IMPORTANT to those kids. Love!!

Wifey said...

Kudos to you for picking such a great charity and running for a cause! Looking forward to cheering you on!

Winks & Smiles,