Run for Malawi 2021

Fri April 30 - Sat May 8, 2021 Chapel Hill, NC 27516 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.malawichildrensinitiative.org/.

Place
300 Market St
Chapel Hill, NC US 27516
Description

THE RACE:

5K, 10K, 20K or 50K Virtual race with routes mapped for you (or run your own route). Also a 1 mile kids fun run.

Join us in supporting Malawi Children's Initiative for the third year by participating in a 5K, 10K, or 20K virtual race.  Encourage your friends and family to race with you or support you in raising money for this generous charity.  You can also create a team with friends, family or coworkers to race together and fundraise together. 

THE CHARITY:

Malawi Children’s initiative is a 501c3 established in 2017 by physicians David and Elizabeth Fitzgerald to help build bridges between their friends and colleagues at home in the US and those in Malawi, where they have worked and sometimes lived since 2011. MCI focuses on improving the lives of Malawian children through investment in healthcare, education, and nutritional initiatives. In the last three years MCI has built an elementary school building, provided dozens of scholarships for Malawian learners from elementary school through post-graduate training and medical school, built, staffed, and maintained a pediatric clinical lab at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, and contributed thousands of hours of nursing care support to the KCH Pediatric Department. When COVID hit Malawi we donated funds to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for the Pediatric Department and oxygen supplies for COVID patients.

This year our goal is to raise $100,000 and expand our Malnutrition Initiative, where we partner with our Malawian colleagues to provide evidence-based interventions to improve the care of severely malnourished children at KCH. We recently hired a clinician dedicated to these vulnerable children, and we would now like to hire a nurse. MCI is so grateful for your support, and for helping us do good.

Malawi Children's Initiative is an all volunteer non-profit meaning all of the time dedicated by those in the United States goes unpaid to maximize the benefits to Malawi

THE GOAL:

Raise $100,000 to expand our malnutrition initiative to save the lives of Malawian children.

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