Why am I fundraising?Are you driven to be part of a bigger purpose in the service of humanity? Do you want to encourage your emploees and contribute to their well-being, while at the same time you are helping girls and women who are victims of human trafficking?
Then register for "Bengaluru Marathon 2015" and make a small donation. Become charity fit! The run takes place on the 18th of October. You do not have to run of course. Walk, jog or run. For the really active ones there is the full and half marathon (42 and 21 k), but you can also do the 5 k run. It does not matter, as long as you show your support to less fortunate people! Do something for your health, at the same time as you are doing something good! You can also simply pep others by making a donation!
Run, jog or walk at Bangalore Marathon (long or short distance) and at the same time support victims of sex trafficking. Why? Because development issues, such as women and children’s rights, are for me crucial core issues to work with in order to promote democracy, as well as to combat injustices. And human trafficking is a crime against humanity, which needs our undivided attention now.
Whether you are overloaded at work, or a full-time mom, there is nowadays no excuse not to exercise really (unless you are sick of course). As most of you probably already know, exercising regularly (at least 30 minutes in total every day) not only improves your body's fitness, it also reduces stress. Being active can boost your immune system, self confidence and distract you from your daily worries - so come and join us! And yes, I will also participate, of course.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Support girls and women that are victims of sex trafficking at Vidyaranya's Ujjawala shelter in Bangalore, with basic ameneties (such as clothes, food, access to health care), as well as more long-term suppurt (re-integration). Victims require rehabilitation support, not only immediate relief or economically, but long-term and psyco-socially as well.
You can donate money on the right side where it says "contribute" (such as 500 rupees, or more, it's up to you, everything helps!). You can also leave a message and pep us runners!
How will I know my funds reach the victims?- Go online to my (Petra's blog) swedishcsrbangalore.blogspot.se
- Call the NGO Vidyaranya, visit their head office etc. +91 080 22862622
- Go online to www.vidyaranya.org
- Any queries please contact: email@example.com