Run/walk fundraiser for healthy food in Chimacum and Tanzania – Peninsula Daily News

Run/walk fundraiser for healthy food in Chimacum and Tanzania – Peninsula Daily News

Healthy food
CHIMACUM — A 5K run/walk set for April 27 is the result of a partnership between two groups to raise money for healthy lunches for students both in Chimacum and in a country far from home.The WE Act Club of Chimacum High School and The Community Wellness Project (CWP) of Jefferson County are working together to organize the WE Feed Kids 5K.Chimacum students and students in the Emburis Pre and Primary School in Monduli, Tanzania will benefit.“Joining in with WE Feed Kids is a great way to have fun with friends, support healthy children here and in the village of Monduli, Tanzania, and also to get in shape for the Rhody Run, ” said Abby Jorgensen of CWP, who is the chair of the event, in a press release.The founder and director of Emburis Primary School in Tanzania, Nakaji Lukumay, will be in Chimacum for the fundraiser and will talk about her Maasai culture in the library and classrooms of Chimacum Schools, said Jorgensen, who taught in Monduli for five years.“Nakaji was involved at the forefront of bringing secondary education to Maasai girls in her country, ” Jorgenson said.“She is now busy with building a model of strong English Medium ....


The goal is to raise $12, 000; as of Saturday, $1, 120 already had been donated at the website for both registration and donations: jccwp.org.Registration is free for all runners who collect $35 or more in sponsorships. The cost to register without having raised that amount in sponsorships is $10 for students and $35 for adults.T-shirts are guaranteed for those who register before Monday.Online registration will be open until noon the day before the event. Sponsorships must come in by noon April 26 to cover registration cost.
In-person registration will open at 10 a.m. the day of the event.“WE Feed Kids, capital WE for the WE Act Club, is more than just a 5k run, ” Jorgensen said. .

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