Dear Family and Friends,
I hope all is well.
I am asking you to support me in my effort to raise money for a wonderful organization I have become involved with, Covenant House.
I am competing in Ironman Lake Placid on July 22nd, 2012 to raise money and awareness for Covenant House.
Each year, in the US alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year over 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets. Their hope and promise is lost forever unless they find someone – like Covenant House – to love and care for them.
Covenant House doesn’t forget about all the kids who are no longer here because no one cared – we hold their memory in our hearts while moving forward in our efforts to help all the scared and lonely kids who are still out there, waiting.
Homeless kids have rights. They have the right to a home… the right to food… the right to guidance and an education… the right to be free from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse… and to be free from exploitation. These kids have the right to be safe and – most importantly – to be loved.
$250 will feed 10 homeless youth for a week...so I am looking to raise $2,500 through my participation in Ironman Lake Placid to feed 100 homeless youth for a week!
Please help me in this effort. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.