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Linda Norgrove Foundation 5k
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Silver Spring, MD
About This Activity
Join DAI and friends on October 4th for a 5k Run/Walk in Wheaton Regional Park to benefit the people of Afghanistan through the Linda Norgrove Foundation.
The Linda Norgrove Foundation was established in October 2010 in memory of Linda Norgrove, who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt. Her parents, John and Lorna Norgrove, set up the Foundation to continue her work. Linda was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. The Foundation’s primary goal is to help women and children in Afghanistan, the innocent victims of the decades of conflict in the poorest country in the world outside Africa.
This year for every $462 we raise with the run a woman in Afghanistan will receive a full-scholarship to study for her degree. Last year we raised over $4,000, all of the money went towards a project to build kandas (water tanks) in remote villages south of Mazar-i-Sharif.
7:30-8:45- Check-in and Registration 9:15AM-Wave of Runners 9:18-Wave of walkers