Running For A Cause/Calling All Runners!! | Community Spirit
Each day I will write about something that a person can do to help others. I want to show that we can help others without having a lot of money or time. I feel strongly that we all have something that we can offer. The things that I write about will usually not take up much time or require large donations. I love the daily Ways to Save. This can be a Ways to Give.
Action: Buy high quality running apparel
Time Needed: Only A Few Moment to Order
Requirements: Need To Be a Runner, or know one.
Hello do-gooders. I have shared with you a number of things about myself in my posts. I have something new to tell you about myself. I used to be a runner. I ran a marathon in 2000. I ran for my daughter who at the time was just diagnosed with type one diabetes. I ran to raise money to find a cure. I ran because I felt helpless and needed to have control over something. I ran so she could one day live a normal life. I learned to run in about 7 months flat. I started at point zero and trained everyday and then ran 28.2 miles. My heart still runs, but my body has not for a while. I dream to get back to it one day again. However, I know if you are a runner, you have this passion inside of you. It is hard to explain unless you have the heart of a runner.
I recently learned about an amazing company that sells great running apparel for a cause. They took their passion and ran with it (I had to, sorry, lol). This company is called Janji. This company was started by two college graduate runners, Dave Spandorfer and Michael Burnstein. Like me, I would guess that they felt helpless about something that was bigger than them. They wanted to find a cure for the global food and water crisis. The company donates its proceeds to Meds and Food for Kids in Haiti and KickStart in Kenya through sales of its shirts and shorts bearing the countries' flag.
I have often heard people say that running is a race against yourself. I never found that to be true when I was running. I was running for a cause. I was running against a disease. Every blister, every sore muscle, every toe nail that fell off had nothing to do with me. It was for my daughter. It was for a cure. It was against the disease that I hate. Janji sells apparel not for the runner that is racing against him or herself. They sell apparel for a race against hunger and clean water. When you buy their shorts, shirts or water bottle you will also be running for this amazing cause. You will never run agianst yourself again.
They are also involved in the summer Olympics. They are sponsoring runner Moise Joseph for Haiti. Good luck to you Moise and great work Janji!!!!