For the past nine days, nine high school students from Wichita, KS, have been running to Washington, DC in order to bring awareness to past and present genocides and to raise $100,000 for GI-NET. Averaging 104 miles a day, the 1,300 mile relay, entitled Never Ignore, Never Forget, will take them about two weeks to complete.
The runners have experienced storms and heat, aches and pains, steep hills and extensive flatlands throughout their run so far. But they are diligently continuing on towards their goal. You can read about the runners’ experiences and track their progress at http://www.neverignore.org/news-and-updates.
Are you up to the challenge?
You can join these motivated students by taking part in GI-NET’s Summer Fundraising Challenge. This is your opportunity to use our summer to help end genocide. You don’t have to run 1,300 miles to help — just turn your favorite summer activiity, be it a barbecue, lemonade stand or pool party, into a GI-NET fundraiser. The top 25 summer fundraisers will receive a free Darfur Now DVD and a signed Darfur Now poster. Click here to join the Summer Fundraising Challenge