Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In 46 Days, I will be hitting the pavement to improve the health and fitness for our children around the world!


After over 13 years of sitting at my desk typing away at my computer, expanding my waistline and a rising blood pressure, I've chosen to make a healthy transformation in my life and in addition, to help improve the health and fitness of children across the United States and around the world.  I really want to play as long as possible with my kids, Emily, Zachary, and Elijah.

Sunday, November 2, 2008, my feet will be hitting the pavement of New York City to take on the challenge of one of the world's great road races, the New York City Marathon!  My running efforts will raise funds that will go towards my charity team, Team for Kids. 

Team for Kids plays a decisive role in responding to the devastating human and economic toll of childhood obesity a deadly scourge whose long term consequences will diminish tens of millions of lives and cost of hundreds of billions of dollars if left un-reversed.  Their programs improve health, combat obesity and enhance personal development of children with their running programs.

As a Team for Kids member, I am requesting your assistance by making a donation to my fundraising campaign

Please use the following link in this email to donate online quickly and securely. 

On the page, for the following fields please include my 
* ING  New York City Marathon Entry/Registration #    222354
* Member's Last Name or Team Name    Lam

You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and, additionally, I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.

You can also print out the following donation card if you prefer to mail in your donation.

Each donation will help vulnerable children grow strong in body, mind, and spirit!

By the way, I am looking for people to run with preferably in the 12-13 min per mile range :)  

Over the next few weeks I will be emailing you with places you can watch the race!

Thanks for your support,

P.S. I would greatly appreciate it, if you would forward this email to as many people as you can and encourage them to donate as well.