Friday, March 25, 2011

One for the Books has partnered with Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!

One for the Books (OFTB) has partnered up with Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Our first donation will go to the children undergoing cancer treatment at their facility.

OFTB is working hard to provide therapeutic and age-appropriate reading materials to children undergoing cancer treatment.  Our goal is to provide our smallest patients with understandable information about pediatric cancer and treatment as well as to provide non-cancer related reading material that can offer a healthy escape into the world of books. 

One of the main sources of fund-raising for One for the Books is the Run for the Books (RFTB) charity runner program.  This unique program allows you to pick a race of your choice of any distance in any location.  You agree to raise funds for RFTB.  We agree to provide you with a personalized training plan, online (and in-person when possible) coaching support, and we even pay your race entry fee

We also assist your in your efforts to fund-raise by setting you up with a free online fund-raising account and provide you with tips for creative fund-raising ideas.  We have decided to keep minimums low to make joining us less intimidating, especially for new runners and new fund-raisers. 

Fund-raising Minimum:

Any event 10 kilometers or less: (ex: 5k, 8k 5 miles, 10k)

Any event over 10 kilometers through Half Marathon (ex: 15k, 10 miles, Half)

Any event over Half through Full Marathon (ex: 18 miles, 20 miles, Full)

Any ultramarathon  (ex: 50k, 100k, timed races: 6hr, 12hr, 24hr, 48hr etc)

I hope you consider joining our team!

Thank you so much for reading!


  1. Thanks for sharing your blog! Looks like you have a ton going for you, especially the Art Therapist part! (I'm a LPC-Intern myself:)) I LOVE seeing counselors out being active!

    Run Happy,

    Adrienne Langelier