Hi friends....my friends Chris and Erin: read there story..read about the amazing challenge they are going to take on...make a donation! Go Chris...
Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $21 million – allowing the Foundation to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries.
Whether it’s a $2000 handcycle, helping underwrite a running prosthetic or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar injury; CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.
At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens,Greece 45 of the 235 participating U.S. athletes (almost 20%) were supported by CAF. More recently at the 2006 Winter Paralympic games in Torino, Italy, CAF supported 23 of the 56 (41%) participating U.S. athletes.
We are very excited that CAF is developing a foothold in Northeast Florida. Starting March 13, 2010, CAF will forge a new partnership with the Gate River Run - the US National 15k Championship.
Through the Race for a Reason program, anyone that is interested in participating in the Gate River Run and raising money for CAF can register as an individual or team and start fundraising for this worthy cause.
As a prelude to this event and to raise awareness for CAF, Chris will be be running a Jax Double. He will run the Jacksonville Bank Marathon twice, 52.4 for CAF.
Also, on April 19th 2010 Chris and several other CAF supporters will be running a second double marathon in Boston supporting the same mission!
We have formed Team4WardMotion.
This will serve as our personal base for CAF fundraising for these and events to come.
Please help us as we work to raise funds for CAF and raise awareness in NE Florida for this amazing organization. CAF works to make sure that people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports that the rest of us take for granted.
Please check out our team page to see some of what we are trying to do.
Keep the run up, Chris and ErinFollow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Challenged Athletes Foundation