We all have passions and causes that are near and dear to our hearts. For Dr. Mark Bronsky, running is as much a passion as is helping children and adults better their health and outlook on life. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to share an opportunity to support a cause that combines both of these passions.
This unique opportunity comes in the form of supporting an athlete named Gab who is training intensively for a 104-mile mountain run in Europe called The North Face Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc.This race involves a number of passages in high altitude, in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that requires a great deal of training, special equipment and “a real capacity of personal autonomy,” according to the race website.
“Taking on this race requires an impressive dose of will power,” says Dr. Bronsky, New York City orthodontist and avid runner. “What’s even more impressive about Gab’s race is that it is serving as a conduit to raise money for our future generations.”
When you help Gab, you also help Jumpstart, a supplemental program that helps build the key language and literacy skills children need to be successful learners and grow up to become successful professionals. Donations can be made here. Every dollar donated up to $25,000 will be matched, which means you double your impact.
“We would like to publicly thank Jennifer Marrus for sharing this opportunity with us,” says Dr. Bronsky. “We are blessed to have her in our practice as the mother of two of our patients and a member of our Smile for a Lifetime board.”
Jennifer has vast experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations and serves on Jumpstart’s National board. Her first exposure to Jumpstart occurred when she ran a volunteer consulting organization at Harvard and led the team that created Jumpstart’s first growth/replication model. As a founding member of Jumpstart’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Board and its chair for eight years, she has concentrated on grassroots and peer-to-peer fundraising strategies that are designed to help a small non-profit achieve long-term sustainability.
Join us by donating today and help Gab and children get a “jumpstart” on their competition!