Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Running for Their Lives

On the heels of yesterday's post about progressives using video and YouTube to publicize causes comes a new video from the Girls Gotta Run Foundation--an org that supports girls in Ethiopia by supporting their atheletism. Research finds that girls who train to run over there are more likely to stay in school. Girls who stay in school are better able to improve their own lives and the lives of their families. The athletic shoes necessary for professional training and competition are expensive and out of reach for most of them. So a group of artists and others who care organized to raise money to buy shoes for the girls. You can check out the video here.


Marjorie said...

Deborah, thanks so much for publicizing this foundation! I'm an avid runner and was actually wondering the other day whether there were orgs set up to promote girls' running in developing countries. (I grew up in the Philippines, where girls are discouraged from participating in sports.) If there wasn't one, I would've set up one myself. ;-)


pat said...

Thanks, again, Deborah, for this. Marjorie...join us!

Pat Ortman
Executive Director