Run Spenser Run: A Haiti Fund Raiser
On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a 7.0 earthquake, destroying a large amount of the already impoverished country. $26,000 dollars is a lot of money. It means everything from another year at school, an extra vehicle, or a new hot tub. For the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, it means 5,200 containers for clean drinking water, and 52 tents for a family of five. That's a significant amount of help.
Spenser Tang-Smith trains and climbs at the Touchstone gyms. As a member of the gyms, he's gotten pysched on attaining different goals every year.
Spenser began his birthday challenges a few years ago when he turned 24. His first challenge
involved devising a challenge or set of challenges that related to the number of years he's been alive. The formalbirthday challenge
site lays out the basic ideas. For Spenser's 24th birthday he meditated silently for 24 minutes, performeed 24 acts of kindness, picked up 24 pounds of trash, cycled 24 miles with 2400 feet of elevation gain, climbed 240 different boulder problems... This year, Spenser took it to the obvious next level. For his 26th birthday he decided to run the 26.2 San Francisco Marathon
and raise $26,000 for the Haiti Relief program. Spenser's fund raising began with a goal of $5,000 dollars. He quickly surpassed his goal and is working towards a larger goal.
Spenser has been training hard for the marathon, completing the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. He's been running regularly, keeping a solid training log
Even as the United States experiences its own little disaster in Haiti, people can help out with the situation in Haiti by pledging to Spenser's marathon fund. The best way to pledge is to use the donate button on the side of his blog, or you can simply click on the donate to Haiti Relief and Rebuilding link. You can also email him at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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