I am training to run the Chicago marathon in October'2020. Running has created so much good for me and is like a tent pole that lifts up all areas of my life. It helps me think clearly, stay positive and energizes me to stay in the game longer. I never realized that the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is so powerful: it can transform individuals; it can transform lives. I have run several thousand miles for fitness, for friendship and camaraderie, and am now running for charity in 2020.
I hope to raise funds for Asha for Education, a non-profit organization, working to bring socio- economic change in India through education of underprivileged children. It is a lot of time commitment and a huge challenge to train for a full marathon. But I am incredibly motivated knowing that the funds I raise will go towards empowering children from India’s lowest socioeconomic class to break the cycle of generational poverty through education. As someone who was born and raised in India, I have seen the distressing circumstances so many children have had to endure, and also experienced first-hand the liberating power of education.
Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to driving change in India by focusing on the belief that basic education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. In keeping with this focus, Asha's volunteers are involved with and supporting projects with the key objective of providing education to underprivileged children in India. Asha is a 100% volunteer driven organization trying to keep the overhead low so that every dollar donated goes directly to benefit the cause. Athletes cover all marathon related expenses. I hope you will join me in supporting this great organization and improving the lives of underprivileged children. Please consider donating generously. The impact of your contribution will continue to be felt in the life of underprivileged children, long after each of us have moved on with our lives.
Corporate Matching: You can maximize the impact of your donation by getting it matched by your company. Most of the companies match donations from employees to Asha for Education. You can verify on the confirmation webpage after you donate to verify if your company matches the donation. All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID: 770 45 9884).
Thank you for joining me on this journey as I run to support these kids!