I'm running because I don't know what else to do. There aren't enough volunteer events on the planet that I can sign up for to help fill in this hole in my heart. I'm not close enough to any of the families that I can go and hug them tight, make them a lasagna or be there as a shoulder to cry on. I don't have the words to make it all better, no one does.
But I know how to run.
I can run and people can support me in that endeavour and together we can provide the only type of support that we can from a distance. Monetary support that will ensure that these families wont need to be in debt for funeral costs. Money that will go to pay for on going therapy sessions that will be needed by so many. Money that will assist in the building of proper memorials so that those 26 amazing and precious souls are never forgotten.
I am going to run 26 different events in 2013. One for each victim of the December 14th tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school. I will honor one victim per event and bear their name on a shirt so that all those around me will be reminded of their name. And I will detail my journey here.
It's a lofty goal, but with your support and encouragement, I think I can do it. I have to...for them. It's all I can think to do. I've got to contribute in some way. And I'm starting here.
Thank you for visiting my page and sharing in my goal.