EVENT: Tough Mudder Arizona 2016
EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2016
I am participating in tough mudder race with my family and friends not only to challenge ourselves but to raise funds for The Refuge Foundation. The Mission of The Refuge Foundation is to support, protect and provide for widows, orphans and the fatherless in their distress.
Changing Undesirable Traditions: Traditionally, in the developing world, the widow, fatherless, and orphan are frequently left unprotected, unsupported and un-provided for by the very ones who should be caring for them. The young widow is mostly and often hopelessly trapped in the injustice of being stripped of whatever, if any, belongings or money left behind by the deceased spouse. The perpetrators are generally immediate family members; Meanwhile the rest of the community looks the other way. She is often abandoned or let go if she has no male children. Consequently, thousands are forced into abusive and un-productive re-marriages.