This past November, Sarah ran her third marathon, this time in support of
Shoe4Africa raising money for a children’s hospital in Kenya. Sarah got to cross the finish line (in a personal best time of 3:54:02) hand in hand with marathon champions Tegla Loroupe and Toby Tanser (founder of S4A). Here’s a New York Times Roving Runner video feature on Sarah’s marathon training.
On March 19th, Sarah performed at The White House as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s celebration of Women’s History Month. After spending the day discussing their careers with local high school students, twenty-one women from the fields of science, sports, entertainment, and government gathered for a dinner in the East Room to hear Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys, and Sarah share their unique talents. Best of all, First Daughters Malia and Sasha weren’t the only young people in attendance; a group of outstanding high school girls from the D.C. metro area were also part of this historic evening.
In February, Sarah joined distinguished speakers, including Bill Gates and Elizabeth Gilbert, as one of the main stage presenters at the TED conference in Long Beach, California. Or maybe Sarah and her characters were several of the speakers at the world renowned conference…
As UNICEF names spokesperson on child violence, UN report offers signs of hope
An update presented to the UN General Assembly today shows that progress is being made towards eradicating some of the worst forms of violence against children. The report comes just as UNICEF has appointed Tony Award-winning actress Sarah Jones as its first Spokesperson on Violence against Children.