Monica McGuire was so affected by what she saw during the 60 Minutes segment on women in the Congo that she knew right away she had to find someway to get involved. Visiting the Run for Congo Women site and learning about the different ways she could participate, Monica decided to dedicate the half marathon she was training for to the women of DRC. Receiving a huge outpouring of support from friends and family, Monica raised more than $3,300!
Knowing her efforts were for a greater cause helped Monica feel more motivated during her run. She says, “While the course was a bit tougher than I thought it would be, remembering the cause for which I was running helped me across the finished line feeling inspired.” Thank you Monica for all you’ve done and congratulations on your first half marathon!
To find out how you too can get involved in the Run for Congo Women visit http://www.runforcongowomen.org/index.php.