Hi! I am Prema Grandhi and I am running 13.1 miles as part of Seattle Rock n Roll marathon.
I have been volunteering for Asha for a long time now and I have participated in running, biking and climbing programs that Asha has to offer. But running is the easiest activity to keep up for me, since it does not need much equipment and you can start running anywhere you like. However, I have not seen much improvement in my running performance in all these years. This year, my goal is to get better at it. See some improvements overall with running pace and injury-free running.
Training for and running the marathon is my way of demonstrating the commitment I have to Asha and its cause of working at the grassroots of poor Indian communities for socio-economic up-liftment. Beginning as an organization working to bring education to underprivileged children, Asha’s mission today has grown to rejuvenating the entire community these children live in and holistically bettering not just their own lives but those of their families as well.
Why Asha for Education?
Asha is a “Zero overhead” organization, completely driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring 100% of your donations are sent to our partner groups in India. Beginning as an organization working to bring education to underprivileged children, Asha’s mission today has grown to rejuvenating the entire community these children live in and holistically improve not just their own lives but those of their families as well.
I’m asking you to sponsor my run with whatever contribution you can make. All donations are tax deductible, and we are registered with many companies for donation-matching programs. Any contribution you make will help achieve these marathon goals and go a long mile in bringing smiles, education, well-being and awareness to children and their communities.
How can you help?
You can help by making a donation, however small it may be.
- On this web-page by clicking “Donate” button.
- By cheque – Make checks payable to “Asha for Education”, with memo: “2017 Asha RunProgram – for Prema Grandhi”
- (For Microsoft employees) through http://give
- Go to http://give
- Click on “Go to My Giving Portal”
- Click “Make a Donation”
- In the Find a Cause box, Search for “Asha for Education – Seattle Chapter”
- Click Donate Now
- Add “2017 Asha RunProgram – for Prema Grandhi” in the comments