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Marisa Runs a 5k for Camp

Check out our guest post this week from Marisa Abrahams, CPW volunteer 2015:

Marisa crossing the finish line.

Marisa crossing the finish line.

Last weekend, on January 30, 2016, I ran the Ultimate Wine Run 5k race in Las Vegas, NV to support Camp Promise-West.

I first heard about Camp Promise from my friend Susan, who volunteered at Camp Promise-Rockies, and after hearing about her meaningful experience, I attended camp for the first time in Vaughn, WA this past summer (2015). I met so many amazing campers throughout my week with Camp Promise and it was truly an inspiring experience.

After camp last summer, I moved to Las Vegas to be a year-round field guide for a wilderness therapy company in Southern Utah. My brother lives in the same city, and we decided to chose a race and run together, each choosing a cause of our choice to support. I chose Camp Promise-West, as I saw first hand the impact it has on its campers (and on volunteers like myself!). CPW is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and so worthwhile to support!

Marisa and her brother, Ben, after the race.

Marisa and her brother, Ben, after the race.

During the run, which takes place in an awe-inspiring vineyard, I kept thinking about my campers and this helped me power through the race. I made sure to wear my camp t-shirt for extra strength, and told everyone I could why I was running the race.

I'm proud to say I was able to raise over $300 for Camp Promise-West and I know this will help send more campers to camp next summer. Thank you to all of my supporters and donors who helped me reach this goal, and to the folks who make Camp Promise happen. Can't wait to see everyone at camp this coming summer!

Libby Brockman