This October, Helping Children Worldwide is doing a fundraiser called The Road to Mercy Hospital Virtual Fitness Challenge. In this fundraiser, you can follow the journey a mother would have to take to bring her sick child to the hospital for treatment.
A virtual fitness challenge combines the fun of an in-person 5k or bike-a-thon with the convenience of completing it anywhere you want and at any pace. In this challenge, you can run, walk, cycle, or swim a set distance and upload your results online to compare your performance against others around the world. It’s a great way to exercise and raise money for a worthy cause. By tracking your fitness in this fundraiser, you can virtually go to Bo, and see the programs and places supported by Mercy Hospital.
The Road to Mercy Hospital is a 27-mile journey that can be completed throughout the entire month of October. If you walk 30 minutes a day, you can complete the event with a few days to spare! For more of a challenge, you can do the 50-mile Road to Samie or the 100-mile Road to Freetown challenge, which extend into November and December respectively. Along the way, you will get badges for completing different milestones, allowing you to see important places in Bo for yourself!
Every person who completes the challenge will receive a woodcarving carved by a Sierra Leone artist, and there are additional prizes for the person who finishes first, raises the most money, and refers the most people.
Beyond taking action by running, walking, biking, etc in this challenge, we hope that you will set up a fundraising page and ask others to donate towards your progress in this challenge. If you can raise an additional $50 towards our cause, we can do more for children and families worldwide.
Every registration makes a difference around the world in addressing the deadly conditions like malnutrition and malaria that impact vulnerable children and families around the world.
Sign up for the Road to Mercy Hospital today!
This fundraiser is put on as the Director’s Invitational 1st Annual Fitness Challenge. Therefore, this fundraiser is dedicated in honor of Jamie Beletz. Jamie was the husband of Executive Director Melody Curtiss. A father, grandfather, and powerful activist in the community, Jamie passed away from COVID-19 in December of 2020.
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