Cause for the Run

Hello Friends!

Greetings for the season and the new year ahead. Hope this mail finds you in great health and mood.

In my first year of Engineering (2000), I participated in inter hostel cross country. It was a 7 km run. I had never ran that much in my entire life. But still somehow managed to complete the race. (though I was bedridden for couple of days). I had challenged myself of running a marathon someday. It took me 8 years to reach a bit closer to my dream. I have registered for the Mumbai Half Marathon in January 2009. I have been training for the 21 kms run since past one year. In my last practice run, I completed 20 kms in 2 hours 7 minutes. I feel confident to complete the run in 2 hours. I know you must be feeling proud of your friend. [or that Kaushal is boasting himself 😉 ] For me its feeling of ecstasy and am excited about it.

But what troubles me is that there are 650 million people Did you know, about 6% of India’s population is disabled? There are millions who cannot even walk. I want to contribute for these people. I want every inch I run be counted for this cause. Through this marathon I plan to raise INR 1,00,000 for NGOs working for physically challenged people.

I look forward to you to pledge your support for my cause; in your own capacity. You can contribute minimum of Rs.10/km and anything above that.

NGO details: ASTITVA (Dombivli, Mumbai) (Statutory details . )
(It is the NGO I know; if you are aware of any such NGO or projects, let me know)

If you interested in supporting the cause, please help me with more details:

All money would be collected after the race. Race organizers use an electronic chip which is attached to the shoe. This chip measures how much I ran and the time I took! (so that you are sure of my claims 😀 ) I would contact you to collect funds after the run along with my completion certificates.

Looking forward to your motivation to run for the cause.

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