BURMA HUMANITARIAN MISSION

Burma Humanitarian Mission

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday October 13, 2013

 

Thank you for your interest in team 'Run for Burma' in the Chicago Marathon!

As a member of the Run for Burma team in the Bank of American Chicago Marathon, you will save lives with each mile you run.

Run for Burma is the charity running team of Burma Humanitarian Mission. We provide medicine and medic training to backpack medics operating throughout the conflict zones of eastern and northern Burma where the Burma army continues to inflict violence on the Karen and other ethnic minorities villagers. The army routinely shells villages, shoot men and boys and rape women. Click here to read more about all of our programs. As a result of the Burma Army’s violence:

  • 1 in 7 children die before their 5th birthday – 10 times the rate in Thailand
  • The maternal mortality rate is 15 times the rate in Thailand and 54 times higher than in the U.S.
  • 1 in 5 suffer from malaria
  • 1 in 5 from Acute Respiratory Infection (pneumonia)
  • 60% of all children’s deaths could have been prevented with basic medicines

Where BHM supported medics operate, deaths from malaria and dysentery are down by 50% while child mortality has been cut in half.

Not only will you be raising money to save lives, but we offer great additional incentives:

  • Receive a personal fundraising website to share with friends and family to help you meet (and hopefully exceed) your fundraising goal that you set for yourself,
  • Team ‘Run for Burma” running shirt if you raise $300 or more,
  • Prizes for top fund raisers, including a Brooks running jacket if you raise $1,000 or more,
  • The Run for Burma marathon training and nutritional guide,
  • Bi-weekly newsletter with articles and advice on distance running,
  • Two dozen plus fundraising ideas and our experienced fundraising support,
  • And most importantly, the knowledge that with every mile you run and every dollar you raise, you will be saving lives of villagers with no other means of medical care.

To join the Run for Burma team,please email us. Once you join the team, you will receive a personal fundraising page, training tips, fundraising support and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike, our team captain, at info@burmamission.org or call 571.216.9885.

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