Meet Chelsea Tuazon, one of our amazing Team EKF runners! She will be running the TCS New York City Marathon this year and raising funds for enCourage Kids. We are so grateful for her dedication!
What inspired you to run the TCS New York City Marathon this year?
This past year has brought a lot of unforeseen challenges both personally and professionally. I signed up for the marathon as a way to motivate myself to do something I have never done before.
Have you ever run in a marathon before?
I ran the virtual United Airlines half marathon in March with a few co-workers but this will be my first live marathon ever!
Why do you want to run with Team EKF and raise funds for our mission?
As a nurse that works in the hospital setting I see first hand how difficult having a child in the hospital can be on not only the child but their families as well. So I’m very grateful that there our organizations like Team EFK that can provide support to these children and their families. And it’s an honor to help support them and raise funds for their mission!
What is a fun fact about you?
My mom and I were featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt!
If you had to give people one piece of advice, related to anything, what would it be?
As cliche as it sounds I would say to just enjoy every second of life! Go for that extra slice of pizza (even while training)!
We are so grateful to Chelsea for her dedication to enCourage Kids and we cannot wait to cheer her on during the marathon on November 7th! If you want to support Chelsea in her fundraising, you can visit: https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/fundraisers/3690a88badd37eb4f3c4