I learned about Team Tassy while on a run with Koreatown Run Club. During the first #KRC run, I led the run and running alongside me was a 2015 Team Tassy member. Three months later I found myself researching about the organization and applying for a spot on the team.
While I am excited, I’m also a bit nervous - if I’m being honest. Not only I do have to raise money, but I have to run harder and longer than I’ve run before to prepare for the ultra-marathon. With endurance challenges, I’m always nervous about losing my passion for running or injuring myself, but knowing that I’m running to provide jobs for others is rewarding.
“Poverty is not a choice. About half of the world lives in abject poverty. Every day people are denied access to a better life simply because of where and when they were born. Team Tassy believes that the cure to poverty is a good, dignified job and has made a commitment to do whatever it takes to prepare and place the poor into jobs so that they can pull themselves out of poverty forever.”