Hello friends & family,
I don’t usually post crowd funding requests on my facebook, but then again this isn’t exactly how I thought I would be celebrating my 40th birthday. Shortly I will be running New York Marathon, just over a kilometer for every year of my very fortunate life.
I have chosen to combine my personal goal with hopefully helping to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières. For those unfamiliar with their great work, they are an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation, please do yourself a favor and check out their website, http://www.msf.org/ . In my view, they are unsurpassed in providing unquestioned support to people all over the world based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. (This is why I love them!)
Whilst training I have honestly focused on just how incredibly lucky you and I have been in the lottery of life. I am beyond fortunate to live somewhere I can run for kilometers in a safe, clean, friendly not to mention beautiful environment, whilst so many other equally deserving humans don’t dare leave their front door - let alone take the liberty of running for hours for leisure or fitness!
When training has been tough and no doubt when my body screams at me towards the end of the event on the 6th of November, I will seriously be drawing strength from those who have to run more than a marathon every day just to survive and or to protect their family and community and importantly ill be thinking of those who bravely volunteer their services at MSF often in harm's way, to provide aid to those who no one else will. Thanks Médecins Sans Frontières for the inspiration.
aaand sure, sure, you all know me - in true Karlie style ill be coaxing myself to the finish line by saying, ‘just cross that finish line and you can party again girl’ !! It certainly has been an unusually long time between parties.... Woohoo cant wait!!....juuust this small mountain to clamber over first – eek!
If you would like to help Médecins Sans Frontières, please click the ‘give now’ button below, your contribution no matter how small or large will go long way.
It is worth noting I have paid for my own entry to NYM/travel etc, so your contributions will go direct to MSF.
Thanks again Peeps mmmwa!