If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you might already know that I.never. run.
Not for 2.4 km for NAPFA. Not for cross country. Not for the bus.
But I finally did so last year to challenge myself at the Great Eastern Women’s Run. I did 5km – something I have never done my whole life – as a beginner runner. It was also known as I had better get my a** off and start exercising because the cholesterol level has reached the sky.
This year, I’ve been invited to run AGAIN.
And this time, I am doing it for charity as one of the OSIM Sundown Marathon‘s Ambassadors.
Can I tell you a little bit more about the charity part? I agreed to come onboard as ambassador because all of us get to pick a charity of our choice and a platform to canvass for donations via GIVEasia.
I’ve chosen Sanctuary House, a lesser known non-profit organisation that has been providing foster care to children deprived of family care for various social reasons, and providing support to families where children are at risk of being separated from their families since 2005.
The organisation’s mission is to help children achieve safe, loving and stable care environments that will support their growth into healthy, caring and responsible members of the community.
And my mission is to get you, yes, YOU, if you are reading this to give them a little of what you have so that the organisation can continue to support children to give them what they should have. Any amount is a good amount – as long we give that amount away.
What does your money do? Your support helps give a child a semblance of a healthy, loving family environment. In foster care, the children are placed with foster families who are able to provide them with all the essentials a child requires, and much more. Sanctuary House works with community partners to ensure that the family of origin is receiving the help they need to get back on their feet.
So how can you give?
My platform on the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2015 is here at Sundown with Love. Scroll to Elizabeth Kao and make your contributions to Sanctuary House. Or you can click the link here:
Please donate generously. I promise I will run promisingly.
In fact, I’ve dragged the husband and Ben along. It would be great fun to watch the sun go down as we run on 4 July 2015.