Sixth annual Vision Builders 5k benefits women and children in the slums of Varanasi, India
Sep 16, 2012 1:00 AMHudson Mills Metropark, Sunday, September 16, 2012, 9:00 am
Vision Builders announces its sixth annual 5K fun run/walk, on Sunday, September 16 at scenic Hudson Mills Metropark. This family-friendly event features kids’ races, a dog walk, a competitive timed 5k with awards, a free continental breakfast, and face painting for kids.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 5k Run/Walk/Dog Walk
9:00am: 100 Meter Kids' Dash (ages 6 & under)
9:05am: 1 Mile Kids' Race (ages 12 & under)
9:30am: 5K Run
9:35am: 5k Fun Walk / Dog Walk
10:30am: 1 Mile & 5k Run Awards
9:00am–10:30am: Free Continental Breakfast and face painting for kids
Location: Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter, MI
To register for the race, visit www.visionbuilders5k.org.
For the past ten years, Vision Builders, a nonprofit based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been raising money for the betterment of women and children in China, India and Tibet. Proceeds from this race will go to Vision Builders’ latest project, Kutumb, in Varanasi, India. The Kutumb Project (Kutumb means “family” in Hindi), was started by Dr. Ashish Kumar Singh, a medical doctor, and his wife Puja, a social worker. The couple established a home for destitute children in Varanasi, India in a modest three-story building.
Kutumb provides a permanent home to 30 orphans rescued from the streets, and another 60 children receive "day services,” which include a bath, a nutritious meal, and the chance to attend public school or classes held at Kutumb.
The Kutumb Project also provides a medical clinic, community health outreach, and the Women’s Empowerment Program, where women living in the slum receive vocational training and learn about nutrition, reproductive health, and family planning – unprecedented services in the community.
For more information, visit www.visionbuilders.org, www.kutumbfamily.org.
Vision Builders, based in Ann Arbor Michigan, carefully selects partners from around the world who are native to and living in their regions, and who have already started small humanitarian projects in the fields of health care, children’s education and job training for women. We work with these proven leaders to plan and fund next step expansion of their efforts to better meet the overwhelming needs of extremely impoverished communities.