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throughout my life, i’ve always been interested in giving back. to everyone; persoanl life included. i’ve always wanted to make a profound difference in someone’s life. and over the years, especially during my college years – i spent a lot of time a part of fundraisers, as well as creating events for various charities. philanthropy opened my eyes to selfless actions that could not only make a difference in someone else’s life but make a difference in mine. philanthropy makes you a part of something larger and i suggest everyone, at some point in their life, involves themself in some event or fundraises an event to help a cause. it can be any cause. anything that is important to you. people think a small action cannot make a difference but what these people do not see, is that it is the combination of a million small gestures that makes a great difference. it is a rewarding experience to be a part of something like this and how it touches you – to put yourself out there and do something for someone who cannot repay you – you do get repaid; in your heart, in your mind, in your entire state of being – but it is inexplicable how it feels to be a part of something larger than you.

on 11/3/13 a friend of mine will be running the NYC marathon and is raising money for “underserved children who are struggling with chronic illnesses.” i am sharing this link with the world for anyone who wants to support this cause in any small way. all it takes is one person to change the world. it takes belief and a strong and positive mindset to know that you are a part of a world that you can help and that you can change for the better, no matter what anyone says. i fully support and admire his persistence, efforts, and dedication to this cause and his efforts to selflessly give and help out in anyway he can. he is making a difference. i would appreciate it if y’all can click on the link below and check out the information on Team Angelwish.

thanks 🙂
-Allison Ryder