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Jen Montague's Fundraiser:

Jen's Running the Jungfrau Marathon

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BENEFITING: Room To Read

EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2013

Jen Montague

THE STORY:

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! 

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