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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Roosevelt Island 5K Run For Congo Women This Saturday September 24 - You Can Still Register And Run For A Good Cause


You Tube Video of Lisa Shannon on Run For Congo Women

If you usually do a run on Saturday mornings, why not combine your run with helping out for a good cause? Roosevelt Island will be the site for a 5k Run or Walk For Congo Women this Saturday morning September 24. From the Run For Congo Women event organizers:
5th ANNUAL RUN FOR CONGO WOMEN on ROOSEVELT ISLAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24th, 2011
STARTING LOCATION: FIRE FIGHTER'S FIELD
8:30AM CHECK IN. 9:00AM START
REGISTER: RUNFORCONGOWOMEN.

Since war began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1998, Congolese women have lived through the almost unimaginable: poverty, gang rape, torture, the loss of their husbands and children in front of their eyes. But while they’ve lost a lot, what the war hasn’t taken from them is their resilient spirit. Over 10,000 Congolese women are currently enrolled in our year-long program, learning job skills to earn a sustainable income, gaining an awareness of their rights, and receiving direct financial assistance to get back on their feet.

Right now we’re asking you to help them on their journey by joining us at our Run for Congo Women on September 24, 2011 on Roosevelt Island! Register and set up your personal or team fundraising webpage today, and then start asking your friends and family to join or support your effort!

To REGISTER TODAY & find more information about the run, click this link:

Hope to see you there!

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