Wednesday, August 16, 2006

2006 Run For Congo Women

September 16th, 2006, All around the world people will be running, walking, biking, and swimming to raise awareness and funds for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My friend Lisa Shannon established this run all by herself last year, then since I met her last spring we've been working on a global campaign to raise awareness about the Congo crisis. Many people have heard about Lisa's run and want to participate, so this year it's YOUR TURN! Our goal is to raise $1 million. Please help us.

All of the info you need can be downloaded HERE. You can do it all by yourself or with a group. The most important thing is just to DO SOMETHING! The death toll will soon cross 5 million. Half of these deaths are children under the age of five. We must not continue to ignore this crisis. Let's stand up and declare that these lives matter and that we are choosing to take action in our own small way to make a difference in our world!

If you're close to Seattle, you can join us on Sat. Sept. 16th at 10am at the Rampart Lakes Trailhead for an 11 mile round trip hike (or any portion you are able to do). Otherwise, plan your own run or sponsor a woman in the DR Congo at Women For Women International. (Be sure to put "Run For Congo Women" in the "referred by" line, to be sure that your donation goes to the Congo.)

Also, THIS IS IMPORTANT: If you are a US citizen, please click HERE to send a letter to your congressman to support a bill for aid to the Congo.


Anonymous jen said...

Hi there,
I had come across your blog this summer searching Run for Congo Women. I am one of the Colorado run organizers. I am trying to spread the word far and wide that through Parade Magazine's America's Giving Challenge I am championing Women for Women International. They could win $50,000 if I get LOTS of individuals to donate a minimum of $10. For more info visit and read the January 1st post. Thanks, and thanks for championing the run in Seattle!

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