DARE TO HOPE
I agree with runners who claim that running brings them closer to God and Nature. I think running makes us sensitive to what is around us. For many of us, running becomes a spiritual experience, a way of discovering ourselves.
I feel that I am incredibly blessed for having enjoyed this pleasure of running. I want to use this gift of running for a higher purpose.
Swami Vivekananda said that, “The highest truth is this: God is present in all beings. They are His multiple forms. There is no other God to seek...The first of all worships is the worship of those all around us...He alone serves God who serves all other beings.”
In India, Cancer amongst children is slowly assuming an important place as a major cause of childhood mortality. The Tata Memorial Hospital sees nearly 2000 new patients (under the age of 18 years) every year. Almost 60% of these children need financial help. They are from amongst the poorest of the poor in India. The Tata Memorial Centre is a wonderful example of private philanthropy augmented by Government support with a mandate for Service, Education & Research in Cancer. Almost 70% of the patients are treated almost free-of-cost.
Danny Thomas said that, “No Child should die in the dawn of Life.” As I stand on the start line of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on the 15th Of Jan 2012, I will run for the Children who are being treated for Cancer at the Tata Memorial Centre.
No Child must be left alone in a hopeless situation, unsupported in his fight to Live. Please help these kids. We must ensure that they too grow up and enjoy all the pleasures that we have enjoyed.
Please use the link given below to connect with the United Way Web site (the official charity partner with the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon) and donate. Every rupee will help. Thank You!