The Care2Run Event on May 4th was a big success despite the morning snowfall. Community support from walkers and runners and sponsors made this fundraiser for clean water wells in South Sudan, Africa a success. Participants generously paid a $30 entry fee, the cost to bring 1 person in South Sudan clean water for life, to walk or run on the 4-mile course along the K-Beach Bike Trail. Our sponsors included: Cook Inlet Academy’s National Honor Society members, who provided trail support and water station personnel; IDEA Homeschool, which provided materials to man the water stations; Central Peninsula Hospital, Peninsula Smokefree Partnership and Lucky 13 Fashions for their donations of goodie bag items for our participants, and Kristie Babcock of State Farm Insurance for her generous donation to offset costs and ensure all funds raised were donated to the Persecution Project-100Wells Campaign.
Finally, a huge thank you to Peninsula Grace Brethren Church for their ongoing involvement in the quest to bring clean water to the people of South Sudan.
It is truly a privilege to live in such a caring community. For more information on the project to bring clean water wells to south Sudan please visit our Facebook page: 100Wells~Team Alaska.
Janice Habermann, Susan Pfaffe, Jenny Olendorff