Dear Friends, Family & Colleagues:
On November 6th, 2011, I will be running the ING New York City Marathon to support Tuesday’s Children and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
On 9/11, I was working in the World Financial Center when the attack took place. I was lucky enough to get on a ferry before the towers of the Trade Center fell. As I sailed across the Hudson River, a man sitting next to me asked to use my cell phone. He explained that his wife was 8-months pregnant, and he wanted to let her know he was OK.
I think about him and the many others often. I have many friends who were not as fortunate…and have suffered a loss from this horrific event. Over 3,000 children lost a parent during the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The average age was only 8 years old. I look back on that day and can’t believe his child is almost 10 years old now. I feel privileged and so happy to help him and others like him through Tuesday’s Children.
Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide.
Since 2001, Tuesday’s Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.
My goal for the race is to raise $2,500 and every little bit helps, so any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated.
I hope that with your support, I’ll be able to cross the finish line!
Click HERE to make a donation to support Lori in the ING New York City Marathon on November 6th!
Don't forget to write "Lori" in the gift designation box.