Get Active with Richard Blais

Celebrity Chef Richard Blais is Getting Active for Education

Celebrity Chef, Richard Blais is getting active for education.

Richard is running the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon to raise awareness about Room to Read on November 5, 2017 alongside several other runners who are raising funds to support Room to Read’s programs.

“As a father of two young girls, I know how critical it is for kids to develop literacy skills and a love of reading at a young age as well as for girls to be supported to choose their own path in life,” said Blais.

“Room to Read brings quality education to millions of children around the world and I am proud to run the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon to raise awareness about their impactful work and support children to take their education over the finish line.”

Richard and Room to Read are taking action to reach thousands of low-income communities around the world, and we want you to join us.

Support Room to Read's New York City Marathon Runner

Start your own fundraiser for Room to Read today. Set a personal challenge for yourself and rally your friends and family to help you reach your goal and support a great cause. 

Your personal goal can be anything you want — train for half marathon, learn to play an instrument, or explore a new hike each week–the options are endless.

Get active for education.  Do something good for yourself and great for the world.

““I am getting active for education so more children around the world can take their education over the finish line.””

Richard Blais October, 2017

What will you do to get active for education?

Choose a challenge that's meaningful to you, spread the word with your own fundraising web page, and support a good cause while improving yourself!

Support a Girl

$300 can support a year of a girl's education

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Support a Classroom

$1,000 can teach 20 children to read and write for a year.

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Support a Decade

$3,000 can provide ten years of support for girls in secondary school.

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Fundraising outside of the United States? Choose a different currency.

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