On 1st November, 2015 St. George’s Society scholarship recipient, Edmund Asiedu, participated in the hand cycle category of the TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for the charity’s scholarship program.
Edmund contracted polio at a young age in Ghana which led to his physical disability but he has always been determined not to let this hold him back. In 2013, St. George’s awarded Edmund with a scholarship that enabled him to complete his degree in Social Work at Lehman College (part of The City University of New York) and he is now pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Baruch College.
“I am so grateful for the support that I received in my time of need helping me to pay for my tuition and other expenses. Without the assistance of St. George’s Society, it would have been difficult for me to survive. I wanted to use this opportunity to raise funds for more scholars like myself who have the determination to succeed but lack the funds to complete their studies and launch their careers.” said Edmund.
Edmund completed the marathon in a personal best of 1 hour 57 minutes and came 26th in the men’s handcycle category. He raised $790 for St. George’s Society.
Click here to see a video about Edmund’s story.
St. George’s Society member Gareth Hughes also participated in the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon and raised $8,621 for the Society’s charitable programs. Gareth completed the marathon in a personal best of 3 hours 27 minutes.
If you are taking on a challenge this year and would like to raise vital funds for St. George’s Society please contact Samantha Hamilton for more information on how to launch your own fundraiser.