Before the NYC marathon was (finally) cancelled, Julia Burke decided to donate the amount she would have spent going to the city to run the marathon (entrance fee, travel costs, etc.–about $500) to the Red Cross instead. And she decided to run her own marathon in Buffalo, to raise money and awareness of the help people still need to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Now that the NYC marathon has been cancelled, she’s still going forward with her plan. What can you do to help?
- Make a donation to the Red Cross or to the mayor’s fund at nyc.gov.
- If you are in the Buffalo area or can make the trip, join Julie tomorrow (Sunday) morning on her run around Delaware Park. She’s starting at Meadow Drive at 8 am. At least go cheer her on! Find out more at the Facebook event page.
- Not near Buffalo? Start a solidarity marathon in your area to raise funds and awareness. Post about in the comments here and we will promote it. Be sure to leave a comment on Julia’s event page as well.
- Spread the word about what Julia is doing. You can share this post, the event page, or the article in the Buffalo News.
Featured image by Michael Tapp.