On Saturday, October 25th, over 150 people ran five kilometers, or just over 3.1 miles, to raise awareness and funds for orphans in Liberia and Uganda. In honor of Orphan Sunday (which was November 2nd), Compassion Corps hosted its 4th annual 5K. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we were honored to see so many smiling faces and willing hearts out at Ridley Creek State Park to participate in this event.
The 5K is an event each year that gives us the opportunity to join together to do something practical for children in need. With pictures of the kids attached to our bibs and thoughts of them in hearts, these orphans were uplifted as our feet hit the pavement!
Thanks to you all, Compassion Corps raised enough funds with this event to support over 20 children, providing them with school fees and at least one meal per day for the next year!
And did you know that there are more than 90,000 new orphans every month … that’s more than 2,900 kids who become orphans every single day.
The most important statistic, however, is that it only takes ONE caring individual to make a life changing difference. We may not be able to adopt, feed, clothe, or educate all of the world’s orphans, but through Compassion Corps’ Student Sponsorship program, we can show our love for them in some practical ways–and, on October 25th, we did just that!
Thank you to everyone who came out and walked or ran for the cause! Congratulations again to our winners and a special thank you goes out one more time to our event sponsors. This special day would not have been possible without your generosity!
If you’re interested in more information about our sponsorship program, please contact us or check out our student sponsorship site.
We hope you can join us in 2015 for our FIFTH year hosting the 5K! There will be some exciting changes that we hope you will enjoy as we continue to strive to make our events better and better. Until then, dare to be the one to make a difference! As our tagline states, “go the distance to make a difference” in all that you do.
A huge thank you also to Panera for their generous donation of baked goods.