It's one thing to run a marathon.  It's quite another to train for it and do it because you're inspired by a great cause.  Owensboro native Rachel O'Bryan is gearing up to run this Sunday's New York City Marathon for a very noble reason.  And, as she's knocking down each mile in the 26.2 mile course, she'll be raising money and awareness for UNICEF!

Rachel was selected as a member of TEAM UNICEF after a lengthy application process and was charged with the responsibility of raising $3500, which, by the way, she has accomplished.  Of course, the agency uses that money to provide vaccines, medicines, food and other supplies to children in crisis around the world.  And, due to its efforst, UNICEF is the world's leader in saving children's lives.

And Rachel is a proud member of the team and that effort.  To learn more about Rachel, her training for and quest to conquer the New York City Marathon and to donate to her efforts, CLICK HERE!

And think of her Sunday morning when she runs 26.2 miles in New York City on behalf of children around the world who are with us today because of UNICEF!  Two weeks ago, Rachel successfully completed a half marathon, but pulled a hamstring in the process.  But she is committed to the cause and has been swimming and training on the elliptical to train.  And Sunday, when the starting gun fires in New York City, Rachel will be there ready to run!