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My birthday is on 9/11, a day which has come to be synonymous with an attack on our country–and the fear, terror and protectionism that attack triggered.
But as much as 9/11 brought out some of the worst in American ideology, it also brought out the best in Americans–helping neighbors, a renewed spirit of civic duty and a calling to public service.
In an effort to highlight the best of the American spirit, let's set aside 9/11 as a special day to serve our neighbors and reflect the best of our country.
For my part, I’m running the Chicago Half-Marathon to benefit an organization that I am dedicated to, The Cara Program. The Cara Program provides life skills, job skills and support services to adults affected by homelessness and poverty, helping them to find and keep quality employment.
I hope you'll join me in "reclaiming 9/11 for good" by making a donation to the Cara Program help our neighbors affected most by the economic downturn. You may consider a gift of $36 in celebration of my 36th birthday this 9/11(but just $20 would be totally understandable because I know i still look like a teenager.)
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!