The Lost Girls love a challenge! In the next month, I’m happy to announce that we are getting The Lost Girls Races off the ground! Whether you’ve wanted to push yourself by training for a race but haven’t found the motivation yet, or are an avid athlete looking for a new goal, here is your chance to race for a good cause: empowering women. By registering for a race in your area and getting pledges from your friends and family, the money you raise will go directly to a girl’s education who can’t afford it on her own.
About The Lost Girls Races:
The first cause we’re fundraising for is one near and dear to our hearts: Raising money for The Butterfly Project so that two young Kenyan women, named Celestine and Kelvyne, (and hopefully more!) can go to a nursing school started by a woman named Sister Freda.
We met Sister Freda while volunteering in Kenya during our RTW trip, and she is a living, breathing example that each of us has the personal power to make a real difference. During our visit, she gave the three LGs a tour of the hospital that she started near the town of Kitale to provide people living in poverty with healthcare. She also created a feeding program for street children and orphans.
And now she’s opened a medical school to help train other nurses to go out into their community and care for the sick who can’t afford to pay medical bills. For stories about real women already benefiting from The Butterfly Project, go to their website.
Stay tuned for details on how to do your own Lost Girls Races, and in the meantime, click here for more info.