Rama's Maiden Half Marathon
Fundraising for Vibha Atlanta Dream Mile 2019
After a 15 year run hiatus, I started running again July of 2019 after a random conversation with my family about the upcoming Dream Mile event. This is the first year that Vibha is introducing Half Marathon as a part of Dream Mile and for me "If not Vibha what else would motivate me for taking this up" .
So I started in July with one goal, no stamina and no endurance. As I started running and getting into my 7/8th mile I guess my age factor kicked in and all I could think of was Can I do this?? Why am I doing this? There were only 2 things that kept me going :
1) I need to do this : Not for me but to motivate my kids and others around
2) Why am I doing this : For VIbha and what better reason than that.
With that in mind I am setting up a pledge page for $26,200 for the 13.1 miles that I am taking up as a challenge.
I am hoping to reach BOTH the GOALS With your Love and Support.
The DREAM MILE is the flagship event in Vibha's continued efforts to increase awareness about the plight of underprivileged children. It was started in 1998 in Atlanta and quickly became a permanent fixture on the calendars of runners in the various cities in America. The Atlanta chapter is hosting it's 21st edition of The Dream Mile 5k/10k walk/run- on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 at Collection at Forsyth, Cumming, GA. We are introducing Half Marathon this year. We are expecting 3000+ participants this year.
Since 1991, Vibha has reached out to many children through 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. Proceeds of this event will benefit child development projects for underprivileged children in India and part of the proceeds go to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
As always, a Heartfelt Thank You for your Support!!
Vibha's vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his, or her right to health, education and opportunity. Vibha educates, enables and empowers, individuals who wish to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children. Since our inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, Vibha has been able to reach out to and provide opportunities for over 2.3 million underprivileged children. Currently, Vibha supports 30 projects in India and 7 projects in the US.
All donations to Vibha are tax deductible. Vibha is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the USA in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.
|P B Rao||$170|
|Prashanti & Vijay Madineni||$1,000|
|Raghavendra Rao Gudipudi||$116|
|MOHAN & RAJYAM BK||$1,020|
|SUDHAKAR REDDY MUKKARA||$100|
|Venkatarama Reddy & Madhavi Sabbella||$510|