The blog entry below was also shared this morning by the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon's new blog site, please check it out: http://www.monumentalmarathon.com/blog/2014-08-26-My-Extra-Motivation.php
I am absolutely sooooo excited to say that I have an opportunity with the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (IMM) to help raise money for the Autism Society of Indiana (ASI)!! I have always wanted to use my running as a way to help raise awareness and provide resources for those with autism. My little sister Rose has autism herself, so being able to help others is just amazing. I currently have two ways of raising money for ASI: pledges and t-shirts.
Hanging out with Rose
Pledges: For the IMM I am going in with two different goals in mind: 1) Break the course record of 2:39:22 and 2) get the A- standard for the Olympic Trials (2:37:00). For achieving each of these two goals I will receive a bonus of $1,000. I have pledged to give 25% of each of these bonuses to ASI, which would be a total of $500. Wonderfully enough the IMM has pledged to match the amount I donate. It would be so amazing if other companies or people joined in the cause and matched my pledges or decide to donate as any amount as well.
T-shirts: The IMM has also helped me to create an Ink The Cause “Go Alana” t-shirt you can buy to show your support. Proceeds from the t-shirts will go to support ASI as well. The t-shirts look amazing and have a picture of the state of Indiana as a puzzle piece on the front, the logo for ASI, which I love! You can purchase them online, here. Your support of ASI is greatly appreciated!
For the press release covering the partnership with ASI, click here.