BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.
Achilles International Mongolia
We would like to introduce Achilles International of Mongolia. Achilles international is non-profit organization with chapters in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. We provide athletes with disabilities community support. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Within this community, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence through their sense of accomplishment. It often transfers to other parts of their life. In 2014 May, we re-established the Achilles International Mongolian chapter and renewed our support for Mongolian disabled athletes. As a result a Mongolian amputee blade runner and a pushrim wheelchair runner participated in the New York City 2014 marathon. While our programs focus on athletics, sports are simply a tool for accomplishing our main objective: to bring hope and the joy of achievement to people with disabilities. Nothing illustrates this more than our signature event, the Hope and Possibility Five-Miler. In this race, able-bodied and disabled athletes participate side-by-side and, with several disabled award categories, it puts a first place win within the grasp of many runners. In order to develop a local chapter, promote and continue their activities, fundraise for further community awareness, social marketing, and sport events the charity campaign is most important. Therefore, as a new and young chapter Achilles International Mongolia is organizing their first charity running in USA, between 4th of March and 26th of March 2015, in six different cities - Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Saint Louis, Denver and Chicago. There are two goals: - Promote active and healthy life style - Fundraise for Mongolian disabled youth In this campaign, our financial goal is to collect $26,200. We anticipate at least 100 participants in each city contributing $50 each. The campaign has two parts: Charity running, 3-5 km “Why Achilles International Mongolia” meeting/lecture. Therefore, we asking your support in each cities and fundraise will spend only for planned activities. If you live one of this city and give your contribution for donation, each city campaign has own goals.