On September 21, 2019, we hosted our 10th annual 5K fundraiser at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN! The weather was perfect and our amazing runners, fundraisers, and volunteers showed up to support 24 teachers and nearly 1,100 students at our two schools in Yida Refugee Camp.
The Race Committee
This was the first year that our talented event committee handled all of the event planning, runner and volunteer recruitment, and most other aspects of the event. As you can see in the results above, their hard work paid off!
This year's committee was led by Operation Broken Silence Board member Jessica Seebeck. The committee included Donya Ahmadian, Lauren Berry, Neal Ganey, Emily Haas, and Aaron Pitman. Thank you!
Every year, a handful of brand partners and sponsors make race day possible! They help cover event costs with monetary or material donations, fundraise for the schools, and more. A huge thank you to this year's group:
Most of the funds you raised and gave have already been sent to the Endure Primary and Renewal High Schools in Yida Refugee Camp. We will continue supporting these two incredible schools in the months ahead. If you would like to remain involved, check out the three simple ways you can do so below!
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is accelerating their ability to generate lasting change by funding storytelling and movement-building, education and emergency response, and grassroots advocacy programs. Here are a few ways you can join us:
1. Enter Our Giving Tuesday Scavenger Hunt! If you live in Memphis, join us for one of the biggest giving weekends of the year! We're celebrating Giving Tuesday with a Scavenger Hunt spanning across our home city. Proceeds will be put toward building a new library at our schools in Yida Refugee Camp. LEARN MORE & REGISTER »
2. Give Monthly To Education In Yida. The Renewal is our unstoppable family of monthly givers who never stop fighting for change. They give automatically each and every month to the two schools we sponsor in Yida Refugee Camp, providing consistent support to 24 teachers and nearly 1,100 students from the Nuba Mountains. Right now, the schools are short about $2,300 in monthly funding. LEARN MORE »
3. Become A Fundraiser! If you can’t give monthly right now, you can start an online fundraising page for the schools in Yida or Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains warzone. BECOME A FUNDRAISER »