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Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you already know, over the last several years I have been working diligently to transform my life in numerous ways, including getting healthy and fit. I have been able to loose 100 lbs. through healthy eating and exercise alone. I have been running during this time, gradually building my endurance in hopes of one day being able to complete a marathon. During this journey, I have been running on the streets, at the Rose Bowl, hiking and trail running (including climbing Mt. Wilson via the Old Mt. Wilson Trail), and even began backpacking with Paul this year in Joshua Tree and at the Grand Canyon (Rim to Rim). This trail run in Hawaii will hopefully be the final stepping stone on my way to reaching my of running a marathon. But this is not just about me and my goals. This is about helping others along the way, which I personally believe is the best way to overcome any obstacle. Being of service is the foundation that I build my own success upon. And so I have joined the Team To End Aids to do exactly that.
I’m taking on a tremendous challenge to help in the fight against AIDS, and I hope you will support me. Starting in July, I’ll be training for the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship, and I’ve made it a personal mission to raise funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).
The XTERRA Trail Running World Championship is an off-road half-marathon being held on December 7, 2014 on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. Along with a fantastic group of Team To End AIDS (T2) participants, I'll be running 13.1 miles along trails, up hills, through mud, amid spectacular scenery in the area where "Jurassic Park" was filmed. I’ll be training at least three days per week, because I want to do something that’s not only physically challenging for me, but also beneficial to APLA's clients.
Nearly 1.2 million Americans are now living with HIV, and 56,000 more will be infected this year! For over 25 years, APLA has provided food, home health care, and other services to thousands of people whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. Many of them are living in poverty and have nowhere to turn.
That’s why I’m asking you to help. Please join me in doing what we can to bring an end to HIV/AIDS. You can donate as little as $5 and or much as you like.
Please donate today by clicking on the button that says, "Donate Now". It's easy! Help me exceed my goal of raising at least $3,500 and make a difference in the life of an APLA client today. Donations are put to use immediately — so please, donate today!
Thank you so much for caring, and thank you for your support.
In Loving Service,
Danielle Lynn Roberts
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TEAM TO END AIDS -- Los Angeles | The David Geffen Center: 611 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 213.201.1400 : T2EA@apla.org
TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) is a marathon and endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles.