Hi, I'm running in the Denver Rock n' Roll marathon to help raise money for a very worthy program called "Edge of Seven" . My daughter-in-law is project director for this Denver based non-profit organization. They help fund community projects in the Everest region in Nepal focused on empowerment and education of women and alleviation of poverty. Volunteers have an opportunity for a Peace Corps like experience without spending a whole year. I need sponsors to help out and everything that is raised will go directly to a local non-profit in Nepal. I would really be excited if you could help
Also, it's a family affair with my two sons, Ben and Paul, and daughter-in-law, Emily, all running. Here's a description and thank you so much for your help!
The community development program at Edge of Seven supports building projects in the Everest Region of Nepal, a district containing 107,686 people. While poverty levels have dropped in Nepal from 42% in 1996 to 25.4% in 2009, one quarter of the population, approximately 7.1 million people, still lives below the national poverty line of $1 per day. In order to reduce poverty in the Everest Region of Nepal, we have created a project that will reduce poverty in five communities, serving approximately 8,600 people, over the course of one year.