Monday, March 9, 2009

The 5K Run for Hungry Children

Well, I didn't last as long as I planned, but it was for a good cause.

I was asked on Sunday to head up our church's team for The 5K Run for Hungry Children on May 16th. I am so excited to be doing this! I have been saying for a long time now that everyone should be a runner (or at least give it a will be hooked if you're in to mixing pain with pleasure). It's because of events like this that make it seem even that more worth while. Let the brainstorming begin! I am trying to think up ways to make this fun for our team and make it a successful fundraising event. I have a couple I am throwing around.

So, please pray about and consider sponsoring our team and donating to help feed hungry kids. I am working on a page for our team but until then here is a link and then a little bit from the site:

In developing countries, 6 million children die each year, mostly from hunger-related causes. Each of these children has a name, a face and a longing for a better future.

The Run For Hungry Children is all about bringing hope to these kids. Bright Hope works with 22 projects that directly serve children in need. The majority of these children are orphaned or abandoned, hungry and desperate, lonely and confused. Our partners work to see that these children are given food, clothing, schooling and hope.

It is all too common for children around the globe, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America, to go days on end with desperately hungry stomachs. Bright Hope has committed to these children by providing relief through various Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs around the world.

6 things to add:

Hollie said...

You know I'm in for the run and if there's anything I can do to help with the planning just let me know!!

Andrea said...

Would you take WBC outsiders? And what about walking....I can easily walk 5K but I'm not sure I can run that far. I mean I'll work on it between now and then but I'm a really bad runner. Seems like I always twist my ankle or trip. Anyway, what if I ran some and walked some? What if I was really, really slow? Should I just do the walk instead?

Also, it's so awesome that you're doing this! I heard about it somewhere and I love Bright Hope International! Great job, friend!

Andrea said...

Ok's me again. Maybe I should just email you. =) Anyway, I was thinking...are you going to have a team for the 3K walk? Cause I can think of a bunch of people I could get to do the walk with me and I would be happy to set up a team but I don't want to step on any toes. Let me know if you want help with planning or anything. Did I mention that I LOVE THIS IDEA! Fitness and serving the poor...AWESOME!

Beth said...


We love outsiders! :-) There is not a team for the 3K walk (that I am aware of) so go for it! You wouldn't be stepping on any toes...the more the merrier, especailly if it's working together to help the same cause.

Peaceful Chaoz said...

So lets see, May 16th is just over 2 months away. Maybe thats the perfect time to try out my "plan"

Sounds great Beth! :0)

Andrea said...

Great! Thanks. I'm going to set up a team for the walk. I've already recruited my MIL, possibly SIL, and Anna! I cannot wait.