GO FOR BO!
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Tot Dash
Stafford, VA, September 23, 2014—The annual Go for Bo! 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Tot Dash is happening October 11, 2014 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford to raise money for Helping Children Worldwide, the organization that funds the Child Rescue Center and Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
The one-mile fun run starts at 8am, and the 5k starts at 8:30. We'll have a free post-race Pancake Breakfast for everyone! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female runners. All early registrants will get a technical dri-fit race shirt. The run starts and finishes at Ebenezer United Methodist Church ( ). Kids and strollers are welcome. Advance registration (before October 9) for the 5k is only $25, and the one-mile/tot dash is just $10.
For more information, go to www.goforbo.org
About Helping Children Worldwide
The mission of Helping Children Worldwide is to transform the lives of impoverished children. The two major operations of this organization are the Child Rescue Center (CRC) and Mercy Hospital, located in Bo, Sierra Leone, Africa. Sierra Leone is on the front lines of the West African Ebola crisis.
The CRC got its start in 2000 to rescue war orphans forced to live in the streets. The CRC offers a holistic, faith based program for children, providing food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education and skills training for children who are at risk of being forced into child labor or sold into human trafficking. The CRC currently serves nearly 400 children. The CRC is working diligently to protect the center's children from the Ebola virus and remains a safe, healthy haven.
Located near the CRC, Mercy hospital works to provide essential medical care to the local community. They provide emergency care for sick children, and help mothers safely deliver their babies. The health workers of Mercy hospital take their services out into the villages to thousands of people every year who walk miles for the opportunity for medical care.
Mercy Hospital is actively fighting the Ebola crisis through community education and support services. Mercy is one of the few remaining, fully operational primary care facilities in the country. Through the Go for Bo race, we hope to raise enough money to help offset the unexpected expenses associated with the response to the evolving Ebola epidemic.
You can help protect some of the most at-risk kids in one of the poorest countries in the world, while promoting fitness and a sense of community right here at home. We need your running feet on October 11. If you don't want to run or walk, you can "Relax for Bo," by simply registering for the event and staying home.
By participating in this event, not only can you help save children from child trafficking and help provide essential medical care to those in need -- you can enjoy great food and fellowship. This is the only 5k event in the area that also features a full pancake breakfast afterward. Additionally, there is an awesome Kid's Area featuring games, activities and prizes.