Hey friend!

My story is I’ve been running for personal growth and recovery (Bernie Anderson) the last 8 years. It’s been an incredible journey that has involved numerous marathons and half marathons. Not to mention the ups and downs of training.

But a few years ago I gave up running Marathons! I decided I was “retired” and would only run Half Marathons. Truthfully though, I was discouraged about marathons because I was bothered by a nagging IT Band (common runner injury) that prevented me from completing a full marathon in a time I was happy with.

I’m grateful that I’ve been able to address the injury and feel confident about running beyond 13.1 miles (half marathon). But more importantly I’m deeply inspired by my friends and colleagues who are stepping up on behalf of vulnerable children.

So I’m back! And I’m running The Chicago Marathon on October 13 to raise $25,000 for Clean Water! The needs are real, but we believe that we can end the clean water crisis in our lifetime.  …just $50 = clean water for 1 person.

But there’s more! I’m also running The New York City Marathon on October 13 and I’m inviting friends and family to sponsor a child through World Vision, with a goal of 25 children in celebration of our 25th Wedding Anniversary!

So please would you Donate to CLEAN WATER or SPONSOR A CHILD. Or BOTH!

Thanks for your support!

Bernie Anderson

World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty — providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.