We have another excerpt from our series on Yahoo! Shine featuring Rally.org crowdfunding campaigns that we love. This post tells the story of a marathoner who has taken to running a full 24 hours, on a treadmill, to raise money and awareness for the causes that mean the most to her. Tomorrow night in San Francisco, she’ll be running for an educational non-profit that serves students and teachers in India.
Emily Toia is a 36-year-old mom from Arizona. This week she’ll attempt to do what few of us have done before: run 100 miles in 24 hours on a treadmill in the middle of San Francisco’s busiest neighborhood. And if that weren’t enough, she’ll do it all for a charity benefitting children’s education. This won’t be the first time Emily—who goes by the nickname Emz—pulls a treadmill all-nighter for a good cause.
The person she credits for inspiring her to take on such an unconventional challenge? Her unconventional mother-in-law.
Find out what makes Emily run and how you can support her Rally at “This Week’s Rally for Good: Why This Mom is Running 100 Miles in 24 Hours.”