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I'm running 26.2 miles for female education in Africa!

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Kristin Shiller


Friends & Family,

I am running the New York City Marathon on November 7th, 2010 to raise funds for Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education. I am counting on your support, both emotionally and financially, to get me through this journey!

There are hundreds of millions of children growing up in the world with two major strikes against them: they are poor and they are girls. They face remarkable challenges that most of us cannot even imagine. Many of these problems, however, can be averted by one simple, yet crucial tool: an education. Research has shown that educating girls leads to lower HIV rates, higher income, and smaller, healthier families. Camfed has been working in Africa since 1993 to increase and improve female education, providing opportunities to over 1 million children to date.

In support of Camfed’s efforts, I am committed to raising $100 for each mile of the marathon – $2,620 altogether – and I need your help! Any amount you can give would be greatly appreciated!

**If I can recruit 100 supporters to contribute just $1 per mile – only $26.20 – I’ll reach my goal!**

So, here’s the recap:

WHO? - Me! Probably one of the slowest runners you know..
WHAT? - I’m running the New York City Marathon!
WHERE? - All five boroughs from Staten Island to Central Park!
WHEN? - November 7th, 2010
WHY? - Because it’s been said that “investing in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.” And that is EXACTLY what Camfed is doing!
HOW YOU CAN HELP! - First, make a donation! Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated! Then, follow my journey at - advice and comments are encouraged!

See you at the finish line!!

To learn more about Camfed, visit Charity Navigator ( gives Camfed its highest rating (4 stars). I also highly recommended reading Half the Sky ( -- where I first learned about Camfed -- now available in paperback!


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The Team: $1,213 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR


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DONATION: $1,213.40

9 years ago