It’s that time of year where I lace up my running shoes and start hitting the trail, building step by step, mile by mile, until I get to 26.2. Yes, I’m training to run the Austin Marathon on Sunday February 14, 2016 as a member of TeamFX Austin. TeamFX is a group of Austinites with the goal of keeping fit and healthy as well as supporting our community. We are running to support the Austin Children’s Shelter and to create a world without child abuse and neglect, one step at a time. This will be my 6th season with the team and my 7th full marathon (along with a few half-marathons).
The Austin Children’s Shelter is part of SAFE (Stop Abuse For Everyone) Austin and provides emergency shelter, high quality care and hope for the future to the abandoned, abused and neglected children of our community. The shelter offers a variety of critical services and programs to reduce the emotional trauma suffered by child victims of abuse and neglect in a safe and nurturing environment. Through these programs and individualized care, Austin Children’s Shelter lays a foundation of hope for the future of the children it serves. For more info about the Austin Children’s Shelter, you can visit their website at safeaustin.org/austinchildrensshelter/ You can watch a quick video about how the shelter helps kids in need in Central Texas at youtu.be/WuOZGhfHM8M (I edited this video for the shelter several years ago)
To date, TeamFX Austin has raised over $271,000 for the Austin Children’s Shelter. This year, our goal as a team is to reach $30,000 which will go toward supporting programs offered by the shelter. Because TeamFX Austin is funded by local business partnerships, 100% of all donations goes directly to the shelter itself. All donations to the Austin Children’s Shelter are tax deductible.
If you are able to, I’d like to invite you to join me in my efforts and be a part of TeamFX 2016. If you’d like to take part, you can find my personal fundraising page by clicking my name on our team’s page at
Any donations are made directly to the Austin Children’s Shelter. With a donation, your name will automatically be entered into our raffle for a chance to win the new iPad Air or other prizes, to be drawn at our marathon after-party! More information is available here.
Whether you are able to donate or not, I appreciate you taking the time to read this post. I wish you all the best!