For the past several years I have chosen to dedicate my birthday to raise money and awareness for Hopeful Africa. While doing so was a sacrifice on my part, it wasn't a "difficult" sacrifice. Therefore this year as I turn 23 on February 2, I decided to do more. Last October I successfully ran my first half marathon. For the whole month of February I am going to run the distance equivalent to 10 half marathons, which is 131 miles. For each mile I run, I hope to raise $10 for a total of $1310.