Have you ever gone for a nice leisurely jog and thought to yourself, â€œI need to run with purposeâ€¦I need to run for a causeâ€¦I need to run for a REASON! Then, all of a sudden your chin has lifted.Â A montage of you crossing the finish line next to Richard Simmons begins to scroll through your head accompanied by the sound of angel harmonicas and fairy flutesâ€¦you my friend, have become a hero. Of course this will all come to a screeching halt when you realize you have just run through a big pile of dog poo.
No need to fretâ€¦that dream can still be yours my little monkeys. If you missed the deadline to sign up for the Chevron Houston Marathon you have the opportunity to still register for the Heroes Fundraising Programâ€¦and possibly still cross the finish line with Richard Simmons.Â In order to enter as a â€œHero,â€ you must raise $350 which will be a direct donation to the Run for a Reason charity of your choice.
Not to be biased, but when deciding on which charity to adorn your superman cape and tights for, Schipul has a few suggestionsâ€¦our awesome clients! Here are three that are doing amazing things in the community and would love for you to be their Hero this year:
- Houston Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals. HHS is committed to creating the awareness of animal rights throughout the Houston community by providing numerous animal welfare programs for Houston area residents and their pets.
- Neuhaus Education Center is dedicated to providing professional development for educators in research-based methods of literacy instruction. In addition, the Center is a resource for parental consultation and for adults seeking literacy education.
- Pink Ribbons Project was founded by a group of dancers who were individually touched by breast cancer. Using the arts, Pink Ribbons Project saves lives and improves the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer.
You will not only have the honor of becoming a Hero for a great cause, but you will receive some pretty nice swag. You will be given a custom â€œHeroâ€ back bib, tech fabric cap, an invitation to the exclusive post-race charity event and recognized as a Hero on the Chevron Houston Marathon web site. Famous.
So come on all you galloping stallionsâ€¦stop running in dog poo…and start Running for a Reason.
For more information on the Heroes Fundraising Program, prices and deadlines visit the Chevron Houston Marathon website.
Thanks alangham for the great pic!