Reese's 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge
Support me in my 24-hour Treadmill Challenge for Partners In Health!
I have set a goal to run at least 150 miles in 24 consecutive hours on a treadmill (161 miles is the world record) in order to support the Partners In Health organization. The challenge will take place beginning at 11:00 am on Friday, December 14th at Eastern Washington University's fitness center.
I have chosen to fundraise for this organization after reading about Dr. Paul Farmer's inspiring mission in the book Mountains Beyond Mountains and other accounts of its impact. The staggering problems of poverty, hunger and disease often seem so overwhelming that we don't know where to begin -- but I'm starting my own small challenge to help fight these problems in poor communities in Haiti, Rwanda, and other developing places around the world.
Partners In Health focuses on the individual patients -- doing whatever it takes to break the cycle of poverty and disease for every person and every community they serve. Every life matters, or in Haitian Kreyol, "tout moun se moun" -- every person is a person.
The money raised through this page will go towards treating vicious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis, building homes for poor families, helping farmers increase their crops, and treating malnutrition in children.
For those living on less than a dollar a day, no amount of support is too small -- Join me in my quest by informally pledging (via email, text, or in-person) as little as $.25 per mile that I run, and then donating on this website after the carnage of December 14th-15th.
Thank you for participating in my fight to bring health care to those who need it most.