While on our vacation in Turks and Caicos we heard about the Mag 9 earthquake and Tsunami around Sendai. Since my wife’s family is from Sendai, the latter part of our vacation was extremely stressful… just not knowing if her family and friends were okay. Thankfully everyone she knows is safe, but some families were not as lucky and the devastation is immense.
Being far away and NOT being there to help directly is frustrating.
But many people and nations from the across the world have been helping out and for this I am very grateful. I’m happy that the human race – although far from perfect (like my running) does help those in need!
So, for my small part, I’ve set up a Nike Plus Challenge were runners are donating both miles and money to help support the relief efforts for those affected in the Pacific. For each mile (kilometer) that the challengers run a number of companies a individuals will also donate funds to various support foundations in Japan and the American Red Cross.
If you are a Nike Plus member I urge you to join the challenge.
If not and you have a few extra dollars to help a worthy cause for those in need please contribute. I know many of you have already helped out and from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!