Hurricane Florence has hit our community hard and it’s hard to believe that it will be a memory for most when the 10th Anniversary of the NHRMC Marathon Weekend rolls around March 9th, 2019.
The power will have been restored, trees and debris will be removed, those fortunate enough will have their lost and damaged possessions replaced and the curtain will have come down on the wall to wall news coverage.
But the reality is that while thousands of people need help today, thousands of those less fortunate people will still be suffering from the aftermath.
We as a running community have an opportunity to make a major difference not only today but we can and should help all the way through our Marathon Madness weekend in March.
You can help accomplish this in a few ways:
1. Donate today! It’s simple, click here to make donation, anyone can help.
2. Runners, create your own personal fundraising page and encourage your friends, family and associates to help hurricane victims by donating to your personal run.
It’s simple if you have already registered for the event weekend just click here and follow the directions to set up your personal fundraising page.
3. If you have not registered please click here and do so today! $20 from any new race entry through the rest of the month will go directly to the hurricane relief. Then follow the instructions to set up your personal fundraising page.
All donations will go directly to Proactive Events, a 501c3. Proactive Events and our event committee and board will determine the most effective non-profit organizations making the biggest difference for those suffering the worst from the aftermath of Florence. We will work hand in hand with County officials and New Hanover Regional Medical Center to make sure the funds stay local.
100% of your fundraising will be awarded to these non-profits rebuilding our communities on an ongoing monthly basis so our community will continue to help not just in the short-term but for the next seven months.
Once you have your page set up don’t be shy about asking everyone you know to help. The aftermath stories will be on everyone’s minds this week so now is the time to get started!
The Wrightsville Beach Marathon Staff
The NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon has donated over $400,000 to local non-profits and community groups since it’s inaugural year.