Sunday, March 09, 2008

Running MdS for a Purpose: M (MARIANNE) DeMARCO

For what charity or cause are you running the 2008 Marathon des Sables?

Inwood House -- a maternity residence for pregnant unwed teens who are homeless or in the New York City foster care system.

Why did you decide to run with a purpose?

If I'm going to lose my toenails, I might as well do it for a cause. Not only is Inwood House the only maternity residence for homeless teens that accepts HIV infected girls, it has been helping pregnant teens with nowhere to go since 1835 -- so I know it's not some fly-by-night operation. I also work there, so I can see first hand that it works. It really does change lives. Plus I raised money for Inwood House last year by running the North Pole Marathon, so I had to try and top that one.

How can people contribute?
Go to

M at the North Pole in 2007,
where she ran the North Pole Marathon
to raise money for Inwood House.


Unknown said...


Inwood House is so fortunate to have you running to raise money for them. Have a great time in Morocco!

Anonymous said...

I love the HI MOM! sign...

What a great cause, M.

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

go M go...
the bunny in you will hip hop all the way to the finish..
you are such a joy