The Great Big Run for Africa is a relay from West Kelowna to Enderby to raise funds and awareness for Partners in the Horn of Africa. On Sunday, October 19th, join us and let’s help end extreme poverty together or pledge your support. Just $70.00 will enable one woman to start her own business.
For more information, check out our webpage at: partnersinthehorn.org/greatbigrun.asp
History of A Great BIG Run for Africa:
In 2004, Alison Moscrop travelled to Ethiopia to visit Partners in the Horn of Africa projects. One day, awoken in the early morning by the sound of hundreds of people running along the streets of the capital city in Addis Ababa, Alison learned that many people in the country participate in races barefoot or in whatever shoes they own
just for the love of running. Upon her return to Canada, Alison wanted to do a fundraiser that incorporated running to support Partner’s projects.
In 2005, A Great BIG Run for Africa was born when Stephanie Moore and Crystal Flaman, friends of Alison, suggested they run 100km to raise awareness and funds for Partners in the Horn of Africa’s micro-financing program.
Today, A Great Big Run for Africa is a 100km relay. The money raised has enabled thousands of women to create better lives for themselves and their families through the creation of their own small business with training and a micro-financing loan.
Donations will be provided to Partners to utilize in projects where they need the funds the most, unless specified by the donor.