I live to inspire.
I had a dream and in some ways it was an ordinary dream, not so different from the dreams of millions of others but also uncommon as dreams go. My dream wasn’t to make a million dollars before I was 25 and it wasn’t to bring honor and glory to myself nor was it something materialistic. My dream was really quite simple: I wanted to develop a platform. A platform for greatness. Let me begin with speaking my world into FRUITION.
My life is an unfolding story and my dream is empowered by my desire to inspire. I’ve cultivated my dream with a personal commitment to learn, grow, and accomplish in one lifetime, all that I can do to fulfilling God’s purpose for my life. I’m a go-getter, a striver, and most importantly a child of the Most High, striving to make a substantial difference in people’s lives through fashion and now of course….through RUNNING!
I feel truly blessed to have found my passion and identity and am grateful to be given what it takes to be victorious. My purpose in life is to fill voids in the community and to be the change I would like to see come to pass. I live my life with expectancy and according to God’s plan for me because His plan is perfect and never a second too late. Many people tend to think that their circumstances are being delayed but what we need to understand is that this down time is a time for preparation and seasoning. Our weaknesses will always find His strength and passing these tests of faith is what leads us to growth. My battles in life are directed by God and viewing each day with positive expectations is one of the key principles to true happiness. Being the best that I can possibly be and letting the light of God shine through my life is what’s going to deliver me to my true destiny and will allow me to see all my dreams come to FRUITION.
With that being said, at the beginning of 2010 I had a goal to run 1 marathon this year. I accomplished my first full marathon in Los Angeles on March 21, 2010 and shortly after that goal was complete, my level of expectancy was raised to reach greater heights and to ultimately change lives!
I am now on a MISSION!
5 Marathons….1 Year
– Los Angeles, CA March 21, 2010
– San Francisco, CA July 25, 2010
– Chicago, IL October 10, 2010
– New York, NY November 7, 2010
– Las Vegas, NV December 5, 2010
Please join me on my mission as every step I take is for the hopes and dreams for our bright future.
Our future is truly LIMITLESS and I look forward to you helping me make a difference in the race to be the change we want to see!
For my upcoming October Marathon in Chicago, I decided to run with Fred’s Team to raise funds for crucial cancer research and I’m asking you to help me by donating to my run. I run with hope to make a difference in the lives of so many people affected by this deadly disease — by funding research that can lead to new and better treatment options. I run with confidence to support the work done at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, an institution with unequaled expertise in diagnosing and treating cancer.
Please make a gift to my Fred’s Team run today. Your support helps fund new research and new treatments that brings true hope to people affected by cancer. You can donate and find out more about my Fred’s Team event by clicking on the link below.
For my upcoming November Marathon in New York, I decided to run with Team for Kids and I am asking for your support of their inspiring mission. Team for Kids is a team of volunteers who raise funds for critical services provided by New York Road Runners Youth Programs. These programs combat childhood obesity and empower youth development via running and character-building programs in low-income schools and community centers in New York City, throughout the country, and in South Africa.
Making a donation is easy! You can click on the Team for Kids link below to give through my secure fundraising site. You can also find information there about where to write a check, or how to get your company to match your gift! All contributions are tax-deductible.
Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:
* Serve over 85,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
* Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
* Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses that lead to health-care costs in excess of $100 billion annually.
I hope you will join me to further these two great causes!
Official Donation Websites:
My Fred’s Team Official Donation Website – http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR/Events/Freds_Team?px=1781095&pg=personal&fr_id=1310
My Team for Kids Official Donation Website – http://www.runwithtfk.org/Member/PublicPage/3270
Donation Deadline: October 8, 2010
Let’s come together and be a VOICE for CHANGE!
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
See you at the finish line!
xoxo – Samantha