I received an email about a great cause and wanted to pass it along -2009 Run for Congo. If you are looking for a cause to pair with your running, here is one to consider.
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 is your opportunity to support these women and children as they rebuild their lives.Visit www.runforcongowomen.org to learn more and register for one of the following runs today!
Morrison, CO - Saturday, September 19th
Portland, OR – Saturday, September 19th
New York, NY - Saturday, September 26th
Tempe/Phoenix, AZ - Sunday, September 27th
Chicago, IL - Saturday, October 3rd
St. Louis, MO - Saturday, October 17th
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.