Running 26.2 Miles for the Homeless Men, Women, and Children of Pittsburgh
Laura and I are running the full Pittsburgh Marathon (26.2 miles) in May for Light of Life Rescue Mission. It will be Laura’s first marathon! I am so excited for her! I ran it last year and was able to raise $2,534. Thank you to everyone who donated last year!
If you are unfamiliar with Light of Life, you can read about what we do here. I’d also encourage you to take 3 minutes to watch the following video. It is the story of one of our staff members, Hutch! He’s one of my favorite people on the planet and it’s amazing to hear what God did in and through his life through Light of Life. It’s just a small glimpse into what we do.
Why We Are Running for Light of Life:
We’re running for Light of Life, not just because I work there, but because we believe they are making a significant difference in the lives of the homeless men, women, and children of Pittsburgh. I’ve been on staff for 3 years. I raise money for them. I could not raise money for a cause that I did not believe in or did not think they were doing an adequate job of carrying out their mission.
Light of Life has also made a significant difference in our lives. We believe God has us here for a very specific reason. He is using our time there to significantly shape who we are, what we believe, and what we stand for. Giving back to Light of Life is the least we can do for what they’ve done for us.
How You Can Help:
Run For Team Light of Life – You can run the 5k, Relay, Half or Full Marathon for our team and we will pay for your registration. We currently have 61 people running for us! We are trying to raise over $50,000 for Light of Life! If you or anyone you know would like to run for us, go here and click “Register”.
Support Us Financially:
We would like to ask you personally to consider supporting us as we spend the next 4 months training to run this race. Every dollar counts! All donations will benefit Light of Life. I encourage people to donate a $1 for every mile we are running. That being the case, you can donate $26.20 to cover the whole marathon!
If you’re able to do more than that, that is great! Do what you’re able and what you feel led to do. Also, if you are unable to support, no problem! Just pray for us and for the Mission!
- Support Laura: Her goal is to raise $500. If you would like to support Laura as she runs: Here is the link to her donation page.
- Support Me – My goal is to raise $5,000. If you would like to support me as I run for Light of Life, here is a link to my donation page.
If you would rather send a check, please make it out to Light of Life and mail it to P.O. Box 6823, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 to my attention. Make sure you write “Doug Smith or Laura Smith Marathon” in the memo.