Friday, August 5, 2011

Why Do I Run

Why do I run? 

I started running back in September 2010 when I watched my dear friend Holly finish her first half marathon.  I thought to myself “I can do this!”  As I was training for my first half marathon (13.1 miles) I meet Fredy and he convinced me to give the LA Marathon (26.2 miles) a try in March 2011.  While Fredy and I were at the LA Marathon Expo we saw the booth for T2EA (Team to End AIDS).  We decided to run for a cause the next time we did a Marathon.  So this time I am running to support an incredible organization called APLA.

AIDS Project Los Angeles provides much needed services to about 10,000 people in the LA area annually.  This is a cause near and dear to my heart having relied on social services for my care and treatment when I was in need.  Help me raise the much needed funds to ensure that APLA can continue to provide their much needed services. 

All the miles I will put in during training and the 26.2 miles for the Marathon are dedicated to the health and well being of everyone that is affected by HIV/AIDS.  That is each and everyone of us.  According to the CDC over 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS and some 30.6 to 36.1 million people worldwide. 

Please visit to support me in my efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS. 

Please share this with as many people as you can.  Every penny counts and helps.