Run for Congo Women 2009!

Change Your Life. And Hers.

Join Women for Women International and stand up for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Participate in a 2009 Run for Congo Women.

Run for Congo Women began with one woman’s determination to raise awareness about the dire situation in Congo and has become an international movement.

• More than 5.4 million people have died since 1998 in this conflict.
• Half of these deaths are children under the age of five.
• For women in Congo, brutal gang rape and torture are a daily reality.

Run for Congo Women is your opportunity to support these women and children as they rebuild their lives.

Visit to learn more and register for one of the following runs today!

Morrison, COSaturday, September 19th

Portland, ORSaturday, September 19th

New York, NYSaturday, September 26th

Tempe/Phoenix, AZ – Sunday, September 27th

Chicago, ILSaturday, October 3rd

St. Louis, MOSaturday, October 17th

By signing up today, you will support Women for Women International’s program in Congo, in which women receive direct assistance, rights awareness and job skills training that make it possible for them to start their own micro-enterprises. You also allow them to provide for their family and to regain their role as an active member of their community.

When you join us, you help spread this message: Congolese lives matter. The lives of Congolese women are significant. The lives of Congolese children are precious. We are running to help.

Run for Congo Women participants and women in Congo celebrate their new opportunities.

Run for Congo Women participants and women in Congo celebrate their new opportunities.

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One response to “Run for Congo Women 2009!

  1. Thanks for the list of dates, Patty. My wife and I will be sponsoring a team in New York again this year. If other race organizers are interested, I’ll be happy to send two free autographed copies of Heart of Diamonds, my novel of the Congo, for use as raffle prizes, etc. The Frederick, MD, and Arizona groups have already received theirs. Anyone interested can contact me directly at
    Best of luck to all for successful events.

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