Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Love without Boundaries.....

Dear Friend,
On October 26th, I will be running the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. I am running to benefit Chinese orphans, on a team for Love Without Boundaries (http://www.teamlwb.com/ ) I have commited to run for this important cause and I am asking for your help to make an even greater difference.
There are over a million orphaned children in China, many of them living in institutions. The purpose of LWB’s foster care program is to remove a child from the institutional setting of an orphanage and allow the child to develop to his or her full potential in the loving care of a foster family. The money raised by Team LWB in the marathon will benefit over 300 children already in Love Without Boundaries’ 15 foster care programs throughout China and allow LWB to reach many more children. No child should grow up in an orphanage. The gift of a foster family can forever change a child's future. When a child is sponsored by LWB, they get to experience the love of a temporary family and often have their adoption paperwork submitted so that one day they may have a forever family of their own.
These children are more than just numbers or statistics. They are children, who through no fault of their own are abandoned, without a family to care for them. I am running on behalf of Julie, pictured above. Julie lives in Xinxiang, Henan and was born in July 2005. She is a beautiful little girl who has learned to walk since being moved into her very own family. She was born with cleft lip and palate - her lip has been repaired but she still needs surgery to repair her palate. The progress she has made since moving to a foster family is a true testament to the power of family!
I am writing to ask for your help. My goal is to raise $750, which will help support a child like Julie in foster care for one year. If you would like to help me reach my goal, you can donate online specifically for me by going to http://www.teamlwb.com/ and click on the Sponsor button. Or you may send a check to LWB, P.O. Box 25016 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0016. Please make the check payable to LWB and note my name and MCM 2008 on your check.
Love Without Boundaries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2007 they delivered over one million dollars of direct humanitarian aid to children, while maintaining an overhead of less than 3%. Your donation will truly change the lives of children. Thank you for helping me give the priceless gift of hope and love to a child.
In hope,
Brian Dunn

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