The 2nd annual 5k Race for Rwanda was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Sugarcreek Metro Park in Bellbrook, Ohio. The theme for this fundraising event was green, so everyone was asked to wear green and green “Race for Rwanda” t-shirts were provided to all runners/walkers. It rained throughout the night on Friday and the sky looked threatening as racers were checking in but the weather cleared and everyone had a great time.
This event was successful not only because it raised over $1,900 to help build a school and clinic for the children of ARDR but also because it is making people aware of the needs of their brothers and sisters worldwide. A parent of one of the youths who assisted with the organization of the event said, “we were amazed that the discussion at our dinner table has shifted from the latest YouTube video to the needs of people in Rwanda.”
The race was organized by Pastor Megan Collins and hosted by her youth group at Southminster Presbyterian Church.