World AIDS Marathon: December 1 (Kisumu)/Plz Join or Support This Event!
- Dear All,It's that time of year again, and the World AIDS Marathon is right around the corner. This year, as in many years past, it will be held in Kisumu, on December 1, 2009. The starting time is 6 AM (local time), and the place is Jomo Kenyatta Sports Stadium. The fee is $100 for non-Kenyans and 50 KSH for Kenyans.Besides the marathon itself, there is a half-marathon and a 5K Children's Walk, as well as entertainment at the sports stadium.For more details and to register, please see:http://www.active.com/running/kisumu-na/kisumu-world-aids-marathon-halfmarathon-and-5k-childrens-walk-2009A wonderful dinner and party for 300 HIV/AIDS-affected local children is just one of the invaluable activities made possible by the marathon. Other beneficiaries include people living with HIV/AIDS and/or brain cancer, and there is also a focus on research and access to treatment. Shoe donations for young people (especially running shoes) are also greatly welcomed, as many do not have shoes of any kind.The Marathon greatly increases awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which continues to have a huge impact on Kenyans. There are many testimonies about how life-saving and cherished this event is in Kenya.WAM needs and welcomes your support, especially in these tough economic times. Any amount of donation would be gratefully welcomed.Please consider helping this most worthy cause! Donations can be made at the WAM site: www.worldaidsmarathon.com (click on the "donate" option in the menu on the left-hand side of the page).With greatest thanks and blessings to all, Janet