July 26th Ruckus is cosponsoring the RUN FOR BURMA during the San Francisco Marathon! Please sign up through Ruckus to join our staff in running or walking the 5k, half or full marathon to raise funds for Burma Humanitarian Mission and Ruckus (a small percentage goes to Ruckus depending on how many participants sign up, and the rest goes to BHM).
More info below:
This year, Ruckus is partnering with Burma Humanitarian Mission on the "Run for Burma" team. Show the strength of your heart by joining the team!
"Run for Burma" is a charity running team lead by Burma Humanitarian Mission that will take part in the San Francisco Marathon and associated races on July 26th.
For the past 10 years, Burma Humanitarian Mission has traveled to the region and supported medic training and purchased medicines for them. They also give voice to the Karen and other ethnic minorities who endure hardship at the hands of the Burmese junta. For decades, the junta has waged a systematic campaign against the Karen and others: murdering men and boys, raping women and girls and burning fields. More than 3,200 villages have been destroyed in the past decade alone. As a result, 1 in 5 children die before the age of five while 1 in 12 Karen mothers die as a result of childbirth.
Join the "Run for Burma" team and do something positive to reduce the suffering.
You can run a full marathon (26.2 miles), a half marathon or a 5k run/walk. Raising funds is easy — ask family, friends, co-workers and business associates to sponsor you for $1, 2, 3 or 4 per mile you go — or a set amount, like $25, 50 or $100 — for going the distance. You will gain their support as they admire not only your ability to run the distance, but your willingness to do so to help others so far from the media spotlight. By being associated with Ruckus, you will also raise awareness for us and raise funds for us at the same time.
If you need assistance or coaching, the Run for Burma team can help with that.
Run for Burma allow you to transform a personal accomplishment into an opportunity to help others in need and Ruckus at the same time.
Use your freedom to promote liberty for others. Use your health to improve the health of others in need. Seize this opportunity to extend hope to others in a desperate situation.