The Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF) is looking for runners, walkers and wheelchair users to participate in the 2022 Virtual Vancouver Sun Run.
The small, all-volunteer, BC-based charity encourages Rossland residents to attend the event, choosing a location and date of their choosing between April 15th and 24th.
High school is not free in Kenya and most families struggle to meet the costs. KEEF supports more than 100 high school students and 35 post-secondary students in Kenya, East Africa to achieve their educational goals.
All donations will receive tax deductible receipts and all funds raised will directly support the needs of these bright students in Kenya.
“We have a team of runners and walkers in Kenya participating and are hoping to recruit individuals and teams of volunteers across Canada from coast to coast to coast for 2022,” said volunteer Shelagh Armour-Godbolt.
“If someone wants to volunteer but has a low income, we have a special donation that can help subsidize the registration fee.”
The Vancouver Sun Run attracts tens of thousands of participants each year and is Canada’s largest road run.
Canceled in 2020 due to COVID, it returned as a virtual event in 2021.
“We’ve had a handful of personal walkers and runners for a number of years, but 2021 has allowed us to recruit teams in Kenya, Ontario, Quebec and across BC, as well as individual participants in Alberta and BC. Eighty volunteers, ranging in age from their early 20s to early 80s, supported KEEF at Virtual Run 2021.
Individual registration for the virtual 10K is $40. A team (min. 8 participants) can register for US$30 each until February 18th, after which the price increases to US$40 per person.
“We are so excited to invite volunteers from across BC to join us this year!”
To find out more about KEEF’s work in Kenya, to volunteer for the virtual run in your community, to start your own KEEF team or for information about the fee subsidy, contact Shelagh at [email protected] or 1 -604-415-9397 or go to www.kenyaeducation.org.
“Thank you for caring about youth overseas and in your home church!”
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