Although I really don't much like running, at least for the first mile, I keep doing it because every study I have read about exercise and health has come to the same conclusion- that regular exercise is the single best way we know to prevent or delay all kinds of nasties, including those that have touched my family again and again- diabetes, heart disease, dementia. I don't know about you, but I prefer to do what I can to avoid those. And running costs me nothing.
|After a mud run.|
I chose to have the fruits of my fundraising effort go to a well-rated U.S. charity called Islamic Relief USA. I wanted to help the families in Pakistan because of the heartbreaking devastation due to the recent floods. I was also concerned that recent anti-Muslim sentiment and rhetoric might dampen the response to this Pakistan emergency, through no fault of their own.
I am asking for $3 donations and hoping for 100 contributers. I have so far raised nearly $150, and I thank all of you who have contributed.
If you would like to contribute I have made it easy by putting a paypal donation button on my blog, above right. For those who prefer, donations can be either brought or mailed to my home or store.
I have included a link below for those of you interested in learning more.