The gym has always been a very important part of my life. I had the opportunity to start lifting weights during my freshman year of high school (15 years ago), and this early exposure has helped me become the confident, strong, well-connected person that I am today. So here’s the skinny:
I turn 29 at the end of January, and I want to celebrate my birthday by fund-raising for an organization that is meaningful to me. I chose to team up with InnerCity Weightlifting, a Boston-based non-profit that also embraces the power of the gym.
ICW recruits proven-risk young people to become student trainers at their different gym locations throughout the city. In essence, ICW’s work disrupts the pattern that leads to street violence, replacing segregation and isolation in Boston with economic and social inclusion. The students are introduced to new networks and opportunities through their gym, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training.
ICW is expanding into Philly and Chicago this year, and a small donation will go a long way in helping them. I will personally donate $0.50 for each dollar donated until I meet my goal of $1029!
Thank you so much for your support. You can find my donation page HERE.