Run for the Rabbit

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

There are three things that I LOVE when it comes to charity. One is when it isn’t a non-profit but a for-profit raising money, the second is when they come up with a brilliant and innovative campaign idea and the third (and most important) is when it includes one of my good friends!

Lucky for me, this perfect trifecta is occurring right now! The NY famous running store, Jack Rabbit, has created a new campaign called Run for the Rabbit.  Out of hundred of candidates, they have chosen 6 New Yorkers who want to run the Hampton’s Marathon for a charity of their choice. With a running coach, numerous social media outlets and the support of their charities, these runners will spend the next few months training for the marathon and trying to raise money for their great causes.

The best part to all of this? My good friend, Cipriana, is one of the 6 runners participating in this campaign. She is running for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in memory for her brother who passed away from diabetes at a young age. You can see her story here:

or watch a quick video on all Run for the Rabbit:

It’s easy to see why this charity needs donations, but what I love even more is the fact that JDRF donations not only goes to research for finding a cure to diabetes, but the organization also plays a major role in educating people about diabetes and helping those diagnosed and their families have easier times in coping with the disease.

I’ve had the honor of being a part of Cip’s training by going running with her as often as I can. From personal experience I can say that she is definitely dedicated in running the marathon (in fact she’s ALSO running the NYC Marathon…that’s 2 marathons in 2 months!) and she’s definitely dedicated in JDRF‘s cause.

Help Cip  raise money and make a difference in thousand’s of lives here. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or make a donation.

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