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TRCF Volunteer Willa Paterson Running the Half-Marathon!

TRCF, phone (412) 243-9250

Willa Paterson, our Youth Leadership and Intern Coordinator, is running Pittsburgh’s Half Marathon on May 6th, 2012!  She is asking you to help support her endeavor in making a donation to TRCF to help raise awareness of social justice issues in Pittsburgh.  If you have anything from a few dollars to a few hundred, Willa would greatly appreciate your contributions to keep her training going until the big day.  Her thoughts are below:

Last year TRCF took on the largest event and networking opportunity in its history with Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice.  As the Convergence Coordinator my time was extremely focused on this event and all of its spectacular components.  As I’m sure many of you have experienced with planning events, there are many long days that go into planning and coordinating all of the details of something that you hope will truly be worthwhile for the community.  During the eight months that I worked on this project I slowly lost sight of my need to run.  I have been running on a regular basis since I was 13 and last year my running shoes got the least amount of attention that they have ever experienced.  With a fresh new year to get things started and some great new youth initiatives that are just getting going at TRCF, I am finding the time to get outside and run.  I have recently moved to Highland Park and the reservoir is an inviting place to get some mileage in.  Although I love to run just for the clarity of thought that it provides I always feel better when running is getting me somewhere and I don’t feel as if I’m just running in circles.  I would greatly appreciate your support of my run in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon by making a contribution to TRCF.  TRCF is also working on hosting a 5K of their own and we would love to see some fellow runners show their support.  Keep your eye on the newsletter as we will be publishing a date for this event soon.

To make your donation visit and click on “Donate Now” at the bottom of the page and then click the yellow “Donate” button.  When filling out the form put “Half Marathon” in the “Company” field along with your company or organization name.

Thanks for your support!


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