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November 12, 2014

On December 14, 2014, Pacific Quest Program Guide, Miriam Gleckman will run the Honolulu Marathon. Her goal is to raise grant money for the Skys The Limit Fund organization to provide more students the opportunity to attend Pacific Quest.

Miriam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University and prior to joining the Pacific Quest team, performed research for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Her interests include traveling, French, Bikram Yoga and distance running.

Miriam is passionate about raising grant money to provide more students the opportunity to participate in our unique program.  When asked what inspired her to take on this challenge, she commented, “Pacific Quest students inspired me to run the Honolulu Marathon.  The students set goals everyday–sometimes their goal is to eat a full meal or clean the kitchen thoroughly within a given time frame. Sometimes a student’s goal might be to make it through another day. Regardless of the task, these goals require discipline and humility. It’s inspiring to help students take the first steps along their goal-oriented paths. Pacific Quest students challenge me to challenge myself; I am running the marathon in honor of ‘many steps to come,’ both for me and for my students!”

Miriam is reaching out to the community, and committing herself to many 5:00 a.m. runs with a headlamp, because she wants to help expand access to Pacific Quest for young people who desperately need help, but cannot afford it.  She adds, “I would truly appreciate your support as well as cheers via social media!”

All donations and funds raised in this campaign will go to Sky’s The Limit Fund, a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of at-risk youth by providing grants, support, and hope, through wilderness therapy programs and beyond.

Please visit Miriam’s Crowdrise page to learn more and support this very worthwhile cause!

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