Monday, January 15, 2007

Becoming the Change

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As sisters, triathletes, and social justice advocates, we’re dedicating our 2007 triathlon season to making a change in our community – and we need your help!

This year, we'll be training and racing for a purpose beyond PRs and age-group rankings. Throughout the 2007 season, we’ll be raising awareness about the reality of homelessness in our hometown and raising money for Genesis Home – a shelter for homeless families in Durham, North Carolina. Our duals goals are to (1) raise $2,500 by our first race of the season: the Valdese Sprint on April 14 and (2) successfully complete our first international distance race: the Pinehurst Tri on October 6

Here’s where you come in: Every dollar you contribute as one of our sponsors after February 1 will be matched by a local foundation! Your $10 really means $20 toward clean sheets and a bus pass for a single mom of two staying at Genesis Home while she works and saves money for a deposit on her next apartment. Your $50 really means $100 toward GED program tuition for a young woman who has aged-out of foster care and is transitioning into adulthood. Your $250 really means $500 for the counseling and support a grandmother and her three grandchildren need to move out of homelessness and into a home of their own.

You can make a difference in the lives of these families by sponsoring our 2007 season. Join us as we begin the journey!