I have the blessing of running with Gilbert's Gazelles to prepare to complete the hilly :) 10 mile "Run for the Water" on Nov 4th here in Austin. If you have seen me lately you have surely heard about just how joyful this is for me. Gilbert's favorite quote is "Run with Joy" and he absolutely leads by example.
And yet, this run is about so much more than having fun. It is an important fundraiser for the Gazelle Foundation, which works very effectively to build water systems in Burundi in order to provide access to clean water for the people in villages there.
When reading about the foundation I ran across this quote from Gilbert, who grew up in Burundi and was the sole survivor of a horrific genocide incident there:
“I didn’t have my first sip of good clean water until I was in the first grade.”
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Gazelle Foundation
Hard to imagine. No wonder this is such heartfelt work for him!
A $30 donation will provide clean water for one Burundian for life. Any size donation will be greatly appreciated. Please consider making a donation and THANK YOU! Together we can make a difference.
To learn more about the work they do and about this amazing running coach who is a blessing to so many please visit: https://www.gazellefoundation.org/who-we-are/