Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
On October 25th, I will be running my first marathon. I wanted to give myself a challenge before I turn 40 next year . However as I started training I felt I needed an even bigger challenge, so I chose to run for a purpose, for a cause that reaches out to millions of people around the world.
Merlin is an aid agency that provides healthcare services in the worst places in the world. Where there's a disaster or confict zone, Merlin is there: Gaza, Darfur, Congo, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Liberia...the list goes on.
Merlin does 2 things: It provides emergency medical relief when there's been a disaster, whether natural or man made, and then uniquely, Merlin stays long after the disaster to re-build the health care systems of those countries. That's a mammoth task, but look how even a few dollars can make a big difference.
$2 will vaccinate a child against measles
$10 will provide a stethoscope to monitor an unborn child's heartbeat
$150 will feed 5 malnourished children for a month
$200 with provide birthing kits for a community midwife to deliver 10 babies
I have 50 days of training left, and hope to raise $2500 or more for Merlin.($50 from 50 people in 50 days). I really would appreciate your support. No amount of money is too little (or too much)!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
To find out more about Merlin, go to their website www.merlin.org.uk.
Thank you sooo much.