Introducing: Starr, Diamond, Janell, Lisa, Charmaine

Hello Friends!

Thank you for taking the time to come to this web site and read about what we’re doing here. We (Team 2) are currently training for the Disney Princess ½ Marathon. We are so excited about this race! Running a 13.1 mile race is not easy but it’s exhilarating! Pulling together to help women in a 3rd world nation isn’t easy but it too is exhilarating!

Can you imagine what it would be like to go through 9 months of pregnancy and not have the adequate nutrition for you and your growing baby? Then going into difficult labor and delivery on a dirt floor all by yourself? No electricity. No clean water. No midwife. No doctor. Imagine if there was a complication. These are everyday things for some women in Haiti and many of them lose their babies because of these circumstances. BUT we can help! All of us together pulling our resources can help women have healthy pregnancies, labors, and deliveries. That’s exciting!

ALL of team 2 has personally been to or lived in Haiti. We’ve have worked in the facilities that help the woman of Haiti. We’ve held their healthy babies, handed out pre-natal vitamins, and nutritious food and even assisted in classes to teach these amazing woman how to be healthier moms and care for their sweet, tiny babies. We have seen where your hard earned money goes and how it makes a difference. While we train for our ½ marathon we will be focusing our thoughts and prayers to this effort. Please help us raise the funds to keep Heartline going. We ask that you give whatever monetary donation you can to help us reach the goal. Every amount you give goes to help a mother and baby in need. For those of you who have ever given birth KNOW how hard it is, even in perfect conditions. For more info on the women’s program at heartline please go to- www.heartlineministries.org or you can search the archives of this blog.

With 5 of us running our goal is only $6,500- That’s only $100 per mile per person. WE can do it! It’s a small goal that will go a long way. Thank you so much for your support!

(From the Princess ½ Marathon website- http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/princess-half-marathon/)-
“There comes a time in every woman's life when she must blaze her own trail. A time when she has to run, not from an evil stepmother, but to her moment of glory. A day when the true princess inside of her shines through. The time has come for you!”

How better to raise funds To empower women than a race that supports it? Get excited! This is going to ROCK!


Introducing Team: Amy and Heather

We, Amy and Heather, are running the Topeka to Auburn half marathon January 15, 2010 to raise money for the Heartline Teen Mother's Home. We hope you'll support us and help this effort be a success!

Click here to see this post to learn more about the young women the Teen Mom's home is serving. Read through the posts on this blog to read more about the lives of women in Haiti.

The official website for the half marathon reads:
'The first eight miles of the course are on paved asphalt streets and roads; the next four miles are on country roads and the last mile plus is back on asphalt. The course start is at an elevation of 1013 feet and the finish is at 1084 feet, but with continuous ups and downs throughout most of the route the elevation difference seems greater...If the course is not daunting enough, the conditions the day of the race may be. The unpredictability of Kansas’s weather is a certainty, even during the middle of winter. With the course traversing mainly north to south and with a predominately north or northwesterly wind, there is usually a tail or side wind...Paved roads are generally manageable, but the country roads can often become a sloppy mess or may be mostly ice covered.'

And can you believe we are both SO excited for this!

We encourage you to share this - link to this on facebook - or email it to friends and family with personal words of encouragement to pray for the run and/or sponsor us (per mile or a set amount). A half marathon is a little over 13 miles. Knowing that the few girls at the home now are a pilot project for bigger and better things, think of what you could help instigate with just a few moments of your time.

Heartline is an amazing ministry. When the earthquake hit last January, my missionary friends who had lived for years in Haiti were quick to recommend Heartline as a trustworthy ministry.

The Chip-In widget will insure that your sponsorship goes directly to their organization- it is on the right side of this blog and is noted as Amy and Heather's Chip-in. Heartline Ministries will receipt you for your gift. This organization is one that pours all resources back into the Haitian people, economy and infrastructure."

Please sponsor us today!

Amy & Heather