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Runner:   Heather Woolls  
Marathon:   Detroit Free Press Marathon  
Previous marathons:   Dexter-Ann Arbor Half Marathon  
Fundraising Goal:  
$0                                           Funds Raised: $161                                           $2620

About myself

Currently, I am a chemical biology doctoral student at the University of Michigan. Education has always played a vital role in my life. Growing up, my parents instilled a discipline in me to take my education very seriously. I’ve always been slightly athletic, playing soccer since I was five, and running since I was eleven, but academics were never compromised. I strive to learn all that I can (and as fast as I possibly can). My doctoral studies give me a chance to advance my knowledge so that I can help develop understandings and make an impact in several areas of science. Eventually, I want to run a lab of my own at a major university here in the US so that I can teach the people who will be doing the exact thing I am doing right now, which has already made a huge impact in my life, and I'm loving every minute of it.

Why am I running a marathon?

I have always been a believer of using all available resources to maximal capacity. To say that same thing in easier terms means simply because I canor at least I think I can. Having the ability to do things (such as running a marathon) that other people cannot is something that I never want to take for granted. I know the task is not going to be easy, but with training I know I can do it. Paralleled to my education, running a marathon is something that I know, with enough hard work, I will be able to do. Running a marathon and raising money for every mile traveled on foot means I will be helping children who never knew that education might be an option.

So why Asha?
Running for ASHA gives me the opportunity to extend my arms out to lengths I never imagined I could. Education played such a large role in my life and still does. To be able to raise money for ASHA means to give the gift of education to underprivileged children in India. My hope is that this can make an impact in someone else's life around the globe in a similar way that education continues to change my life. I know that life is different for every person in the world, but one global parallel is struggle. No matter where you are, you will always encounter struggles some more life threatening than others, but to truly live, you must survive. Raising money for ASHA gives me the chance to alleviate struggles for at least one underprivileged person, and I cannot ask for anything more.

Please help me and others support this important cause.

Thank you,


Help Me Reach My Goal!

Alternatively, send cheques payable to
Asha For Education - Detroit:
P.O.Box 99034,
Troy, MI 48099-9034
Donations to Asha for Education are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Tax Code
Asha-Ann Arbor Updated: April 2008