So, yesterday’s post was all about how I was disappointed about my inability to be officially registered for the Dumbo Double Dare. That was yesterday. Today is a new day!
While browsing the blogs and the RunDisney facebook page, there was talk of the DDD still being opened for charities. Now, entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Am I actually crazy enough to spend $280 twice JUST to get that Dumbo medal? No. (Thought I would say yes, didn’t you?) However, besides wanting to do the DDD, one of the charities mentioned was the A-T Children’s Project. Having once had the desire to be a teacher, worked at a day care center, not to mention surrounded by friends and families kids, anything affecting/relating to children pulls extra hard on my heart strings. I’ve never heard of this disease ataxia-telangiectasia before this, but it’s bad. It’s affects multi-systems and essentially has the symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer and all in a child. Once I read about this, how could I NOT try and raise money for them? I mean, I was running this thing anyway. I’ve been selfish with all my runs so far (ok, the W&D I had done to raise money for NY after Sandy, but that wasn’t until 2 weeks before the race). It’s about time I did these runs for someone besides me. It’s important to do these runs for someone besides me.
So while I’m not crazy enough to spend $280 twice just for an extra medal, I am crazy enough to defer my 1/2 marathon fee to another Disney 1/2, eat the cost of the 10K (ouch) and spend the $280 to help run and raise money for these kids.
If you want to help me raise money, here’s the site:
No worries if you don’t donate, won’t be offended, just trying to get word out there in any way I can! If you were hoping to do the DDD and was unable to like I was, please consider registering for it with a charity!