Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be the victim of a sex crime in her life? Did you know that only 1,000 of 18,000 sex offenders are actually registered? I am running the 2010 Boston Marathon for The ALLY Foundation’s Team ALLY in memory of Alexandra Nicole Zapp who was brutally murdered by a sex offender with 24 convictions. Despite his history and the high potential of a repeat offense, he was walking the streets freely, unbeknownst to the people in his community. My goal is to raise $3500 for The ALLY Foundation and to finish the Boston Marathon while also having fun training and meeting new people who share the same passion for community as I do. You can visit my fundraising page at firstgiving.com/meghanmalloyteamally. Every penny counts toward keeping all of us safer.
You can read more about this story here: http://www.theallyfoundation.org/PDF/LastExit_Nov2002.pdf I will warn you that this is a very graphic and quite disturbing account. Thank you for reading and for any support you can provide between now and April 19, 2010!