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Running a marathon to make a difference for African women

“What have I done!?”  is the main thing that runs through my mind, after entering myself for the 2017 Queenstown International Marathon earlier this morning. I mean… there are not too many people who can, and like to, run 42.2 kilometers for fun.

So why am I doing this? Well the answer is short and simple: to raise money for the African Woman Foundation, which is a small non-profit organization that addresses maternal health and women’s rights in Africa. I am very passionate about both improving quality of life in Africa as well as global empowerment of women,so I have been doing voluntary work for this organization since 2015. I guess I could have just entered for the half marathon and still raise money, but by going the extra mile I hope people will be more inclined to support me with the following:

My aim is to run 42.2 kilometers (42,200 meters), and raise 10 cents per meter;
10 x 42,200 meters =Euro 4,220.-

If you could please be so kind to help me go the extra mile and contribute towards my goal - any donation big or small, in Euro, New Zealand Dollar, Australian Dollar, South African Rand or Tanzanian Shilling will be welcome and much appreciated!

Thank you in advance and I will keep you updated onmy effort - Willemijn