The Burma Humanitarian Mission supports community based health-care and education projects that improve lives of the Burmese people. In this article, we hear from a founding member how the Mission began. Read more about the Burma Humanitarian Mission here.
Each year, Burma Humanitarian Mission welcomes runners to join the Run for Burma Team. We put a team into road races around the U.S., but our main event is the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC. Sizewise, the MCM is the 4th largest in the US. Popularity-wise...it's simply the most popular! It sold out 30,000 bibs this year in 2 hours and 41 minutes. BHM is honored to have 50 bibs set aside for those wishing to make a difference.
Runners ask family, friends and acquaitenances to sponsor their run. Some do the minimum amount of fundraising, but most exceed the goal.
We never know how big the team will be each year. This year (2012), we're going to have 35-40 runners. It's awesome!
These folks make a difference. The Backpack medics shared with us that each year, as a result of the support from BHM, they are able to send roughly 20 teams into eastern Burma. In looking at just one area -- maternal morality rates -- these 20 teams will allow 28-30 women to survive the delivery of their child who might otherwise not make it. Toss in child mortality, malaria, dysentry -- the number of children and their parents, relatives or fellow villagers is incredibly high.
Amazing...truly inspired. Run a marathon -- save a couple of lives!
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