Running on Sunshine, Running for Solar Power

A Fargo Marathon Post, but hosted on the ASAH Blog.

African Soul, American Heart

Six ASAH supporters are “running on sunshine” at the Fargo Marathon, May 18, 2013.  Mark Taggart, Miriam Mara, Andrew Mara, Laura Fefchak, Carrie Anne Platt and Kevin Brooks will all be sporting hot pink ASAH running shirts (photos in a later post!) and pounding the pavement for 13.1 miles (the half marathon).  While 2/3rds of the team members have run full marathons, the six want to run together and the newbies weren’t quite ready to tackle the whole thing.

The team fundraising goal is $10,000.  The solar panel system is currently selling for about $8500 in Kenya, and the unit will have to be transported from Nairobi to Duk Payuel, South Sudan, and installed, hence the $10,000 goal.  The ASAH School for Girls currently has with limited power source; a solar power system will be environmentally friendly and easier to maintain that a diesel generator. Bringing power and light…

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