Thursday, May 1, 2014

5K Run for the Children

The Prestige Foundation is a Burlington based mentoring group and they are hosting a charitable run in May. Their project aims to take high school students from Alamance County to work in Sam’s House Orphanage in Nepal for a month over the summer. Through exposure to a third world country and service to those in need, Prestige hopes to equip the students with the skills necessary to affect change in their own community. The first annual Run for the Children will also serve as a way to promote cultural and religious tolerance while reminding participants that unity and brotherhood are principles that transcend belief and background. The gathering spot for the 5K run/walk will be at Company Shops Co-op in downtown Burlington and the race will begin at 9am. Following the race, Graymatter will perform for participants of the race and other Active Streets goers. It’s going to be a busy day in downtown Burlington and Graymatter is pleased to help Lester and Keegan Pace with their charitable cause and to help the kids in Nepal. 100% of the donations cover the cost of transportation to and from Nepal as well as full expenses of the students. ***follow-up: over $7500 was raised!