[Assam] The extra mile and a run for a cause

Ankur Bora ankur_bora2000 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 2 05:47:39 PDT 2018


 In 2008, I ran a Marathon to support and raise moneyfor a school for underprivileged children in my home state of Assam in India. Itwas a life changing experience - the practice and the preparation for the run, goingthrough the hurdle, focusing and reaching the finishing line , the race taughthow to bring one's best self to every facet of life. The marathon and thesuccessful fund raising campaign also showed me how this country America standsfor those in need , how much can we do for poor and destitute. This year I am running again for a school for differently-abledabandoned/orphaned children called ‘Topoban’. The founder Kumud Kalita is asincere and upright man who is doing everything he can in his capacity to helpthese children lead fulfilling lives. I met him in person this year when I wasvisiting India, witnessed some of these children performing on stage andrealized how he is turning their disability to ability. 

The residential school building is a two storystructure without an elevator. Every day is a struggle for these children inwheelchair who needed to be lifted by others. I am running to raise money forconstruction of a lift, an electrical elevator which will greatly help thesechildren. I am running 50 KM this year at Dallas, BMW UltraMarathon and appealing you to a sponsor for a mile at $100 each. We willacknowledge each of you and will provide Tax exempt receipt and utilizationthrough our Foundation.

It’s going to be a grueling race spreading acrossmultiple cities, but when I imagine the cheerful faces of these children, I getmotivated to run those extra miles. I am starting from zero, but I am sure Iwill reach my goal of 50 sponsors with all of you. Today, on this auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti,I appeal you to support this cause, let’s all of us together cheer thesechildren and change someone’s life for the better. You can contribution onlineat 

 http://www.assamfoundation.net/give-back/donate

Please visit my site for further details
The extra mile and a run for a cause


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Thanks and God bless

Ankur Bora
ankurbora at hotmail.com  


  
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