Jessica Lukasik wrote -
Mobilizing the global athletic community to create awareness of the challenges Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are having in fighting the Ebola virus and convincing athletes, their friends, and their families to run for and the donate to the cause.
Key Facts About Ebola
How Does the Run Work?
The run includes athletes from all around the world, running independently for a month, from October 1st to October 31st. Family and friends follow their runners throughout the month and support the cause by donating to MSF.
Each athlete tracks their runs using any of the recognized smartphone Apps available and share screenshots of these runs with the #RunAgainstEbola on Facebook and Twitter. Share our fundraising page - and your run data - with family and friends and encourage them to donate to our race against the Ebola virus!
Two ways to donate:
1) A flat donation of any amount, at any point during the campaign
2) Pledge to support a runner by donating per mile, and give your donation at the end of the event. Share your commitment to pledge with others using #RunAgainstEbola
The fundraising teams assesses each of the reports and chooses the winner based on the maximum distance completed over the month.
The winner receives a brand new Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor. All other proceeds and donations will be transferred to MSF for the treatment and eradication of Ebola.
Who we are:
Mbong Hudson is CEO & Founder of Trailers Run (www.youtube.com/user/trailersrun) a company that shares the trail running experience in Mauritius. He is also a member of Rando Trail & Nature (www.randotrail.mu)
Jessie Lukasik is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, a member of the US Coast Guard Academy Triathlon Team and a Post Graduate Student of the School of Economics, University of Mauritius