Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ashburn Farm 10k for HUMBLE School in Africa

Thanksgiving Day Ashburn Farm 10k

Supporting the Children at HUMBLE School

Crossroads United Methodist Church and the Ashburn, Virginia community hosted the 18th Annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving 10K/5K & 2K Fun Run, Thursday, Nov. 24. This was a record breaking fund-raising event, more than 2,500 people gathered together for some friendly competition and fun that supported a good cause. The Ashburn Farm 10k Committee believes the use of Social Media Networks, Twitter and Facebook contributed to these record breaking numbers and appreciate people sharing this event with friends and family. Runners can see all results from the Ashburn Farm 10k here.

All proceeds from this race support needy and vulnerable children at HUMBLE school and orphanage in Lukojjo Village, Uganda, Africa.

HUMBLE School is a primary school located in Lukojjo Village, Uganda. Operating since 2004, it is now home and school to 266 needy and vulnerable children, many orphaned from war and disease, all victims of poverty. Forty-two children who have graduated from HUMBLE are fully supported by the proceeds of the Ashburn Farm 10K as they continue their education in nearby secondary schools. All proceeds from this race support those children and the children at HUMBLE School. This year’s 10K will featured a special performance by the Hope for Africa Children’s Choir from HUMBLE School. Since arriving in the US in October under the sponsorship of the United Nations AIDS Awareness program, the choir has performed in Washington, D.C. for Congress and World AIDS Day and around Northern Virginia, Richmond, Virginia and New York. The Hope for Africa Children's Choir will also be in concert in Washington DC supporting World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 and at Crossroads UMC on Dec. 2 at 7:30PM. For more information, visit the Crossroads UMC website at
Thank you to the Ashburn Farm 10k Sponsors, local business owners donating food and prizes, and all compassionate runners for making this a special Thanksgiving day for the children at HUMBLE School.

Thank you to Journalist, Bloggers, and people using Social Media that contributed to the success of the Ashburn Farm 10k!

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