This post was submitted by Team Congo PDX founder, Amanda Ulrich.
On behalf of Team Congo PDX I would like to announce that we will not be hosting a group walk or run in 2015, but will instead organize a local awareness event in late Spring. The success of our group walk/runs over the past 3 years have only been possible with the support of our local runners/walkers, and for that I am forever grateful. Team Congo PDX will continue to participate in Cause and Event Portland (Save the Date: 10.18.15)! Stay tuned for details about both events in early 2015.
I founded Team Congo PDX in the Fall of 2011, and our activities are run by me with the volunteer support of local community members, businesses and non-profits. My efforts via Team Congo PDX have always benefited Women for Women International’s (WfWI) Congo program.
In total, through all of our efforts in the community over the past three years, we have raised nearly $13,000 to benefit women in Congo through Women for Women International. A big thank you to everyone who helped us raise these funds by getting out there and running or walking for our cause!
It has been my honor to serve as Women for Women International’s Volunteer Ambassador since 2012, and it is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank each and every one of you for your support over the past three years. It has been, and will continue to be, my honor to serve not only the women in Congo, but the women who live in all 8 countries WfWI operates (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan).
I am humbled and grateful to everyone in the running community for your support over the past three years.
With much gratitude,
Team Congo PDX Founder
WfWI Volunteer Ambassador