From the Huffington Post:

“Boston Public School teacher Liz Byron has had enough with the lack of resources holding her students back. She’s frustrated with the fact that in a digital era, her 42 sixth-grade students only have four laptops to share in school.
Liz Byron“So the 28-year-old Gardner Pilot Academy special education teacher is taking the matter into her own hands — by embarking on a 155-mile ultramarathon through the Sahara desert to raise $50,000 for 30 new laptops for her students, WBZ reports. The Marathon Des Sables is the equivalent of six regular marathons, and takes place over six days every year in Morocco. It’s considered the toughest foot race in the world in which runners endure 120-degree heat, sand storms and run between 26 and 50 miles daily…”