BENEFITING: CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD FOUNDATION INC
Thank you all for taking some time to check out my fundraising page for the Circle of Sisterhood, which I'm supporting with three runs over the course of the next year. My goal is to run a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon, all before the end of June 2013. Lord knows I must be committed, because those of you who know me well know that running has never been my strong suit.
The Circle of Sisterhood organization is a foundation that I have recently come to work with and support. Their mission is to raise awareness about the poor treatment and lack of education of women and children across the world. They want to remove these educational barriers and provide women with the tools neccesary to overcome the wide variety of issues they face. In just two short years since it's creation, the Circle of Sisterhood has been able to award grants to organizations that have aided women in 8 countries across 5 continents.
The foundation calls for sorority women to come together to make a global impact. I really believe that this is a wonderful opportunity to do so, and is just a small way that I can contribute to a cause much larger than myself. It costs less then $50 to send a girl in a third world country to school for an entire year. So, I'm setting a lofty goal. I would like to raise $1,000 before the end of my last run. This money would have the potential to provide twenty girls or women with the opportunity to recieve an education next year.
So whether you can contribute one dollar, want to contribute per mile (it's 22.6 miles total, yikes), or just want to make one donation, I can't tell you how much I would appreciate it. If you want to run with me- I'd love the company! As of right now I'm planning on running the Color Run 5k in Milwaukee on August 24th, the Monster Dash half marathon in Chicago in late October, and I'm still looking for a good 10k! I'll keep you updated as I get registered.
To learn a little bit more about the organization and what started it, please check out the videos below, or consider reading Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, which started the Circle of Sisterhood movement, and has inspired me to do this.
Thank you again for stopping by, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support!