In connection with the Westheimer Peace Symposium, Wilmington College is hosting a 5K Run/Walk for Congo Women on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 am.
WHEN: October 19, 2013 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Wilmington College 5K Cross Country Course (located just south of 700 Elm Street, Wilmington, OH 45177 near the Clinton County YMCA & Hermann Court Complex at coordinates N 39*26.724’ by W 083*49.170’).
This is a true cross country course running through the college farm and arboretum, woods, a small creek and practice fields. Parking is available at all Wilmington College lots.
COST: $5.00 for Students, $10.00 with T-Shirt.
$20.00 for Adults, $25.00 with shirt.
Free for all active duty service members, shirts $5.00.
Run for Congo Women raises funds to benefit Women for Women International’s programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Women for Women International supports women in war and post-war regions—like our sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—with financial assistance, job skills training, rights awareness education, trauma counseling,and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped thousands of female survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts rebuild their lives and regain their sense of self. Through our year long programs, women are given the tools they need to get back on their feet and contribute to their community.
In 2000, The New York Times reported the war in Congo had cost 100,000 lives. Based on their work on the ground, the International Rescue Committee knew this was a gross underestimate. When they set out to get an accurate number, they discovered the grave reality: the Congo is by far the world's deadliest conflict since World War II. Since 1998, 5.4 million people have died there.
Unable to attend the event but would still like to support the effort? Visit the Wilmington College team donation page to make a contribution.