When I ran the Boston Marathon in 2012, I assumed it was going to be the hottest race of my life (temperatures were over ninety degrees on the pavement).  I was wrong.  This January I had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Gede 5k in Kenya through Kupenda for the Children.  I’m not sure what the temperature was but I know while we were there even the locals were talking about the heat.  This 5k was not only the hottest race I’ve ever run but also the most rewarding.

The twelve days we spent in Kenya opened our eyes to see how important the work of Kupenda for the Children is.  We heard countless stories from parents who told us that they were advised to kill their children because they had a disability.  We also met children who had been abused and neglected and wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Kupenda’s intervention. Kupenda is literally saving the lives of children who remind me so much of my sister.  Now that I have seen the work they are doing and have met many of the children whose lives they are transforming, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate Angie’s life than to raise money for Kupenda.

All donations are go to Kupenda for the Children and are tax-deductible.  If you would like to donate through a check, mail it to “Kupenda for the Children” PO Box 473 Hampton, NH 03843, and indicate that it is for BoogieForever.