We are so excited to have our Development Manager, Emma, on Team enCourage Kids this year for the TCS New York City Marathon! Learn more about Emma and why she is choosing to run 26.2 miles with us this November.
I’m excited to make my miles matter and look forward to raising critical funds to help meet the needs of hospitalized children across the country.
Millions of children enter the hospital each year. They are scared of the unknown, stressed by an environment that isn’t home, are lonely without the constant company of their family and friends, and afraid of the potential pain and procedures. enCourage Kids programs and support of hospitals helps to alleviate that. Their work creates positive energy and safe spaces for sick kids and families to learn about diagnoses, to express their anxieties, to tackle treatment, and more.
I feel passionate about supporting enCourage Kids Foundation’s mission and want to help bring us closer to a world where every child doesn’t feel dread, fear, and anxiety during a hospital stay. By raising funds, my goal is to help kids and their families experience moments of relief and to be able to smile – even in a place that is often scary and uncomfortable.
The work enCourage Kids does is so important, and I am proud to help them be able to continue to serve and reach even more pediatric facilities and patients across the country.
And of course, I also can’t wait to run all 5 boroughs of NYC and be able to accomplish running 26.2 miles in my favorite city!
If you would like to support Emma, you can donate to her fundraising page here or leave an encouraging comment below.
Thank you, Emma, for your continued dedication and support of enCourage Kids Foundation!