Runner Raises Money for Women for Women International’s Run For Congo Women

 

Angela crosses the finish line! Photo courtesy of Angela Ferris.

Angela crosses the finish line! Photo courtesy of Angela Ferris.

Angela Ferris of Pittsburgh, PA recently completed the Pittsburgh Marathon and raised funds through the Run for Congo Women to support Women for Women International’s program in Congo. Angela raised more than $1500! Her donation will help improve the lives of women survivors of war in Congo. Angela also wrote a moving poem that beautifully captures the plight and inner strength of women living and surviving in war torn areas, and is featured below. Her dedication to empowering women is an inspiration to women everywhere and we are so grateful for her hard work. Thanks Angela!

 

BLESSED WOMAN

 

You know violence,

terror’s face;

suffer silence,

fear’s dark prison.

 

Blessed Woman

 

You are beautiful, strong.

Blessed Builder

Rebuilder

Blessed Giver

Survivor.

 

Blessed Woman

 

We stand with you.

for Peace,

hope reward;

Justice,

freedom voice;

for light,

your Power

to teach, love, grow

heal, change, dream

believe

laugh

Live.

 

Blessed Woman

 

Angela Ferris

5/14/2009

 

For more information about doing your own Run for Congo Women, please click here.

 

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