For the last four years, Light from Light has held a 5K in Charleston, South Carolina. This year, in light of COVID-19, we will be holding a VIRTUAL run for anyone who wants to participate, regardless of geography!
How will this work? After registration, particpants will receive a race shirt and all pertinent information about the virtual event. During the designated days, participants may run or walk a 5K on their own, with family, or roommates (including those who are four-legged). Participants will enter their times and photos into a race results website. Prizes will be mailed to winners within various race categories.
Is June 20th the only time that participants will be walking or running? We will ask participants to consider joining the Light from Light community in a 5K on the morning of June 20th in an act of solidarity; however, we will accept “official” times that are submitted anytime between June 18-21. Sponsor logos will be visible on the results page no matter when participants submit their times.
Why a virtual 5K is a great idea! All proceeds from this 5K will benefit Light from Light, a nonprofit organization that strengthens the foundations of progress in Haitian communities living with extraordinary poverty and chaos. We walk and work alongside proven leaders at our sister organization, Lespwa Timoun “Hope for Children” Clinic, empowering them to build and sustain long-lasting change. Coronavirus may keep us from being together in person, but cannot keep us from our mission in Haiti!
Why your sponsorship matters! We are excited to offer a social distancing-friendly event which will provide an opportunity for sponsors to:
MANY THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS:
Impact: Hosts two Haitian-led mobile clinics in rural villages. Provides medical care and medications to approximately 400 patients.
Impact: Sponsors medication at Lespwa Timoun pharmacy for two months.
Impact: Sponsors one senior medical staff member’s salary for one month.
Impact: Provides 900 meals for malnourished children.