Friday, November 04, 2016

Parade of Nations

Another great day to donate! Two marathons and two charities! Let's raise a combined $6,500 for cancer research through Fred's Team and low-income seniors with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)!

Donate to H.O.M.E. here (write in "marathon" in note section). Donate to Fred's Team here

It's back! This week, donation matching up to $250. Make your donation go twice as far. Donate today! Don't let it go to waste! Last week ever!

I'm headed to the Parade of Nations tonight. Two years ago I was part of the parade because of Foot Locker and their Five Borough Challenge. Tonight Fred's Team invited me to join in. Two for two - not bad!

People pour into New York for the marathon from all over the world. To honor their dedication and the long flights taken, the marathon organizes a parade each year. Lots of smiling people waving, waving flags, and cheering: it is good for the soul.

Can you see me?! I'm the one hiding behind the professional runner - who is carrying the New York City flag.

In addition to the many different countries there are representatives from different running clubs (Fred's Team being one of them), the city, and even some elite athletes. There is music and special cultural dances. There are fireworks. It is quite a show. I'll try to take lots of pictures tonight so I can show you tomorrow!

Check out these beautiful people that came to cheer me on!

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