I'm racing for Sheila!

May 31 is right around the corner - on that day Sheila and I are running the 12 k Bay to Breakers "equivalent" course - I'll be in SF while Shelia runs in Kenya in support of girls education - specifically to Daraja Academy. This is an annual event matching student runners to runners in the US who are raising money for their education. My goal is to jog a 12k Bay to Breakers "equivalent" course - while Shelia runs in Kenya. All of the money I raise goes to the Daraja Academy - which if you know me, you know that I love. I love their mission and their success. It's a rough time right now all over the world, but feel confident that your contribution will go a long way to support Sheila and to motivate me to run! After pneumonia and asthma - this will be a true challenge for me - I have a training plan and will do my best to post every day so you can see how I'm doing. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA! (Even $5 will help).

Sheila's Story

Sheila is from Ong’ielo village in Siaya County, near Lake Victoria. She is the oldest of her three siblings and grew up taking care of them since her mom has a chronic illness. Some of her other tasks at home are fetching firewood and water, cooking, and selling mangos. Sheila’s father is a fisherman who often doesn’t make enough to feed the family or buy candles to light their home. This is a common problem in Sheila’s village which she says is full of illiteracy, prostitution, drugs, and early marriage. Her goal is to get educated and become an accountant. With such a good profession, she could return to help her village. Her dream is to be able to write proposals to the government and fundraise to combat some of the problems facing her community. To reach this goal, Sheila actually repeated 8th grade. After finishing the first time, she didn’t have enough funds to pay for secondary school. So, her plan was to stay in school a little longer while figuring out what to do next. Thankfully, she learned about Daraja where she was given a scholarship. She says, “the best thing about Daraja is that they are supporting girls who have no way to continue their education.”





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  • Anonymous Congrats Maggie!!!! Hope it was a great run!!! Sorry this is so late!!!❤️ June 2020
  • Jadine Congratulations, Maggie - to you and Shiela!!! Such a wonderful cause and organization! May 2020
  • Regina Run Maggie! Run! May 2020
  • Herman This is great work, Maggie. Congratulations! May 2020 $50.00
  • steve May 2020 $100.00
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  • Syida Go Maggie! Go Sheila! This includes my company match. May 2020 $1,000.00
  • Gayda Great job Mags!!!!! I’m so impressed with your dedication and motivation. ❤️ May 2020 $500.00
  • Meredith GO MAGGIE GO SHEILA!!!! May 2020 $500.00
  • eric You rock Maggie! May 2020 $250.00
  • Bruce Keep up the good work! May 2020 $250.00
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