Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Run for Congo Women

I was asked to post this, which I'm glad to do. Hmmm...maybe the 3 miler will be my next race.

Change Your Life. And Hers.

Join Women for Women International and stand up for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Participate in a 2009 Run for Congo Women.

Run for Congo Women began with one woman’s determination to raise awareness about the dire situation in Congo and has become an international movement.

• More than 5.4 million people have died since 1998 in this conflict.
• Half of these deaths are children under the age of five.
• For women in Congo, brutal gang rape and torture are a daily reality.

Run for Congo Women in Portland, OR is your opportunity to support these women and children as they rebuild their lives.

Visit to learn more and register today!

Portland, OR Run Details
Saturday, September 19th
Lower Macleay Park NW 29th & Upshur Portland, OR 97210
Registration begins onsite at 7:30 am
9-Mile Run begins at 8:30 am; 3-Mile Run begins at 9 am
Registration is $30
9 Mile and 3 Mile Run or Walk

By signing up today, you will support Women for Women International’s program in Congo, in which women receive direct assistance, rights awareness and job skills training that make it possible for them to start their own micro-enterprises. You also allow them to provide for their family and to regain their role as an active member of their community.

When you join us, you help spread this message: Congolese lives matter. The lives of Congolese women are significant. The lives of Congolese children are precious. We are running to help.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Sarah, thanks for passing this along. Yes, Congolese women matter. And they are largely invisible, as are most matters in Africa.

Neat fundraiser.