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McBeth Marathon Fundraiser
100% of your donation helps fund the youth served by Orangewood Foundation.
In Jason's words...
On March 17th I'll be running the Los Angeles Marathon in an effort to raise money for the Guardian Scholars Program, providing academic scholarships, educational assistance, and counseling to former foster youth who otherwise would not have the means to go to college. Having spent my entire childhood in the California foster care system and having been left on my own at age 18 with no guidance or support for my future, I was lucky enough, two years later, to be among the first Guardian Scholar recipients. The opportunity truly saved my life and gave me the chance to pursue my dreams, a chance that every foster child should get, regardless of the limitations of their upbringing.
Click any of the links below to see videos about why I've chosen a marathon, what the Guardian Scholars program means to me, or for a little more info on the national plight of foster children:
Why a marathon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fCNR3W4-1E
For any questions, tax deduction info, or alternate payment options, please contact Carlos Leija at (714)619-0201
Orangewood Foundation invites you to join us in giving Orange County foster youth the support, resources and encouragement they need to become happy, self-sufficient adults. Did you know that in Orange County alone, there are almost 3,000 children in the foster care system at any time? Of those, over 200 will age out of the system (emancipate) at age 18 this year. Without help, their future looks bleak. Approximately 65% will emancipate with no place to live. Less than 2% will graduate from college (46% will not even graduate from high school). For every dollar donated, $0.90 goes directly to Orangewood programs focused on education, employment, housing, life skills and basic needs. In our 30+ year history we have helped over 74,000 kids find their wings and soar. Beyond our programs, for thousands of foster children Orangewood means “family,” “opportunity” and “hope.”
Donations to McBeth Marathon Fundraiser
Happy to be a part of this.
A great cause.
Neil Rothman Jr.
Best of luck Jason!! Amazing to run a marathon, even more amazing to do it for others! A true guardian scholar! :)
Carlos and Gwen Leija
So proud of you doing this challenge! Good luck! Carlos and Gwen
Good luck, Jase!
So awesome what you're doing. Good luck with the run.
Well done for having a crack at something important to you. Wish I was in a position to give more.