Monday, February 11, 2013

And We’re Off... 0 to 5k! Who’s with me?!



 Here's what our intern Natalie has been up to!
This past week in the Caroline’s Promise office we have been very busy! Last Tuesday we had a board meeting, where I presented the pitch for the  
Hope Grows: 5k and Family Fun Walk and we were approved! I am so excited to get the ball rolling on this amazing project. So get ready to have a fun time with friends, family and Caroline’s Promise supporters on  April 13 from 8:00 AM -12:30 PM!


The Hope Grows 5k and Family Fun Walk is designed to raise money, solely for the new school building at Casita Adonai in Guatemala City.  The idea is that each participant at the event will be running/walking for a child at Casita. What is great is that if you sponsor a child, you can run for them! You will get the child’s story and a button with a picture of the child (that you will wear during the race) in your packet pick-up before the event! 


We are really excited for people to start registering for the event and also to start fundraising! When you sign up for the event, there will also be an opportunity for you to start your own fundraising page, where you can raise money for the school yourself! By doing this, not only are you helping the school but we also have  
awesome prizes for the highest fundraisers in 5 different categories! The highest fundraising family will get a prize, the highest male, female, child and group of 10 people will also receive prizes! The prizes are still in the works but they will range from things like a head to toe spa day, basketball tickets, family vacation and more!
 

We really want this event to be fun and not too serious! If you’re not an excellent runner, welcome to the club, you DON’T have to be for this event! We understand that 5ks are popular right now and we want this to be a sort of training 5k for people who want to get in shape and also want to have fun! We will have a one mile route for people who are running or walking and don’t feel like they can finish the entire 3.1 miles... trust us, we get it. The most important goal for this event is to raise money for Casita and to be thinking of the children and the need they are in.
 

Imagine running and just when you feel like you want to quit and give up, you see a sign. The sign reads “Thank you for running for my education” and you see a child's face next to the words, then you realize it's the same face that is on your button! You then think to yourself, that is who I’m running for! That is the child, I will impact! That is the little girl or boy who needs my help! Imagine the motivation you will feel. Imagine the prayers you’ll start praying. Imagine if you had their life. Imagine the love that will fill your heart. You open your eyes, and you realize you’re still running and you’re farther into the race than you ever anticipated. This is the goal for the Hope Grows: Family 5k and Fun Walk, this is the vision we have for the event. We hope you can be a part of that vision and make Hope Grow for the kids at Casita Adonai!
 

Now,  go register! 

If you're wondering what you'll be running and walking for, check out this video of Melany
  Hope Grows in Guatemala: Building a School for Casita Adonai from Lisa Holbrook on Vimeo.