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The Marathon des Sables: 156 Miles across the Sahara Desert

THANK YOU. It’s been a few days since I’ve been back now and yet I still can’t believe I ran 156 miles of the Sahara desert when 11 months ago I could only run 5 miles.   Seeing my wife and son again filled me with joy that I simply do not have the words…



From Rise2Shine, Inc., Happy 2014!!!

Happy 2014!!! See why taking this pledge changed our life (and will change yours too). Credits: Artwork – Zlata Kolomoyskaya | Copy: Orgesi Pandeli.  


7 Reasons Why Giving Tuesday Is Better for You Than BlackFriday (or Cyber Monday)

Here are a few reasons why giving on this Tuesday (Giving Tuesday) will make you feel better than you did yesterday (Cyber Monday) or last Friday (Black Friday).   1- For starters, it’s healthier because you get to sleep in, even though giving back to those you love or your favorite charity can’t wait as…



THE 2 YEAR JOURNEY THAT CHANGED US

Two years ago today, in Haiti, on 11/11/11 @ 11AM (date & time not planned by the way), Rise2shine opened its doors for the first time. What started in a small rented house with 20 very malnourished children, grew to a brand new school with, feeding and educating 50 of the poorest of the poor….