BENEFITING: Room To Read
EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2013
Today, there are more than 770 million illiterate people in the world and over 300 million children who are not enrolled in school. Two thirds of these children are young girls. I am running my first marathon - and one of the hardest marathons in the world, the Jungfrau Marathon - alongside Room to Read in order to change this.
$250 will send 1 young girl in a developing country to school for one year. This money covers her tuition, books, supplies, two uniforms, and a bike to get her to and from school safely. My goal is to give 1 girl access to education for every kilometer of the marathon – that’s 42 girls who will get to go to school and receive an education with our help.
Here are other areas where your donations can help:
$1 puts a new book in the hands of a child
$25 fills a library shelf with books
$50 buys a bicycle for a girl to get to school safely
$100 buys 16 school uniforms
I hope you will join me in supporting Room to Read as we transform the lives of millions of children one kilometer at a time.
To follow my journey from lazy-bones to mountain marathon champion, visit www.jenfrau.blogspot.ch!