BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT: Bay to Breakers 2012
EVENT DATE: May 20, 2012
Sarah Montgomery wrote -
Last year, during the 100th celebration of Bay to Breakers, the Daraja team raised $50,000 and B2B reigning champion won the women's division in honor of Daraja Academy. The success of last year's team has allowed us to officially be 2012 Bay to Breakers partner. Now it's time to Daraja girls once again with the event of the year!
On May 20th, Daraja supporters will be participating in Bay to Breakers while the Daraja Academy students will be partaking in the Daraja version of Bay to Breakers on campus called the "Lap-A-Thon." Bay Area supporters will be partnered with a Daraja student once. You will receive her name, biography and photo. Get to know her, advocate for her. She will learn about you and what you are doing as well.
Sarah and Suzanne first traveled to Daraja in June 2009 and both fell in love. The entire family met Lisayo in the summer of 2010 and could see something incredibly special about her. She is an stellar young athlete who excells in her running events, winning most of them. Through the Daraja support system and family, Lisayo has grown into an extrodinary young woman (http://daraja-academy.org/news/girl-effect-lisayos-lifes-directions-vastly/). Sarah and Lisayo have formed a special bond over her 4 visits to the school and has been lucky enough to see the smile on Lisayo's face grow each time. Lisayo is part of our family and we want to do everything we can to help her achieve her dreams.
Support Lisayo by donating as we race in the states and Lisayo races in Kenya. (Lisayo won the race in Kenya last year. Repeat? We think so!)