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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Castellano is 45, has a full time job, is a wife and mother of three, and she's
running her first marathon to raise money for a local non-profit organization.
hoping to raise $200 for every mile she runs at the Cleveland Marathon this
weekend, and will donate it all to Family Promise of Greater Toledo.
was not a runner at all," Castellano said. "I had no idea how to run, but I
sort of took the challenge."
says she started running two years ago, after her friends asked her to run a
5K. Since then, she's run two half-marathons.
of the things I do when I run is I pray," she said. "And the kind of message
that I got was that you need to make this about something other than yourself."
she decided she would raise money for Family Promise, which works in
partnership with various faith-based communities to provide shelter for
people ask me, ‘Why are you running a marathon, are you crazy?' Well, I'm a
little crazy," Castellano said. "But then I can talk to them a little bit about
the homelessness in northwest Ohio and how people can make a difference, and
how Family Promise makes a difference."
Tore, the executive director of Family Promise, says Castellano shows the power
person can do so much," Tore said. "One person can focus attention, can raise
money, can run a marathon, can think about other people, can help us think, ‘What
can I do?'"