“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” ― Dean Karnazes

A friend brought a good cause to our attention the other day, and we read up on it.  Then we donated.  There’s a lot of need for services and support to help the Lakota people, and causes that target Lakota kids especially hit home.  Take a moment to read up on what Robert’s trying to do, and then support Robert’s Run as he helps Rural America Initiatives’ Capital Campaign to replace their Head Start center.  The issues faced on and off reservations are heartbreaking, overwhelming, and frustrating.  We often feel like there’s not much we can do – but then someone like Robert comes along and reminds me we can all do something!  CLICK HERE to help Robert raise $5,000.

building dreams for succeeding generations of Lakota youth

Robert, a member of the Black Hills Runners Club since 2012, describes himself as “…not an elite runner; I’m a goal-oriented, middle of the pack, late-bloomer runner.” This will be his final 100 mile ultramarathon, “I enjoy running the Ultra distances and the training discipline they require to be physically and mentally prepared. My final personal goal is to complete the Black Hills 100 Mile Ultra trail marathon on June 26th and 27th, 2015. This event is special to me as I will be running to help raise money for the children of Rural America Initiatives, (RAI) and the Capital Campaign. RAI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. The Early Head Start and Head Start children currently occupy outdated modular buildings geographically separated throughout the Rapid City community. All proceeds will go to the Capital Campaign and a new 28,500 foot Head Start facility.”


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