During the month of August I am partnering with one of my favorite organizations, the Mocha Club, to do a Purpose Project. Mocha Club started the Purpose Project initiative about a year ago with Blair who was the first one to lead the way! The idea behind a Purpose Project is to choose something you've always wanted to do or accomplish and match it with a fundraising goal that would help support one of the Mocha Club's five strategic and solution-orientation, relief and development projects in Africa.
Those five projects are:
clean water, education, women at risk, HIV/aids + health care, and orphan care.
In September of 2012 I launched the Live With Less t-shirt line that would give 50% of it's profits to the Mocha Club's clean water project. The more I learned about the clean water crisis around the world, the more I became passionate about helping to make a difference. It's a devastating reality that millions of people around the world don't have access to clean, drinkable water and they're dying because of it. So for me, it was an easy decision to continue to support the clean water project this month as I embark on my first Mocha Club Purpose Project!
Why did I choose to run a half-marathon as my goal? Well, to be honest I'm kind of asking myself the same question. I'm a little freaked out. I've always been a runner and I've always loved running but I've NEVER run that far in my life! But, it's always been something I've wanted to do. I feel like I can't call myself a "real" runner until I can put half-marathon (and hopefully one day a full-marathon) on my list of accomplishments. So I'm going for it.
My goal this month is raise at least $1000 for clean water. And let me tell you, $1000 can go a LONG way in an impoverished country. Just $7 can provide clean drinking water for five Africans for 1 year! That's a BIG difference, right?
So here's the question... will you join me on my journey this month and help me reach my goal? If my goal of $1000 or more is reached I will be running a half-marathon on September 29th in Lake Zurich, IL.
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Thanks for your support friends!