I read Lisa Shannon's book about how she came about founding the the Run For Congo races, A Thousand Sisters, earlier this year and have been waiting for an opportunity to do one of the races myself. The plight of Congolese women is very dear to my heart, and this is a great way of raising funds to help them. I already sponsor a Congolese woman through Women For Women International (an amazing organisation developed to help women survivors of war to rebuild their lives), with whom Lisa worked to create a worldwide network of races, so I'm excited to say that I will be running my first sponsored race in a little over a month!
I will be running a 5k on Sept 24th, around Roosevelt Island. More information HERE.
If you would like to sponsor me and donate towards the cause, please visit my personal event page here: Jade Hughes' Fundraising Page
If anyone would like to join me in this run, or even just come watch I would be so happy. Just let me know :)