Last year I around this time, I was working at Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) organizing this half marathon so I couldn't run in it. This year, I'm in the US for my masters so I can't participate again. However, I will be run a half marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival so that I can raise money for LFHC.
LFHC is a non-profit pediatric hospital in Luang Prabang Laos, and is the only hospital in northern Laos that provides free healthcare for children. 1 in 5 children die before the age of 5 due to preventable problems such as diarrhea and pneumonia. Our hospital is already making an great impact by treating and preventing some of these illnesses.
Every donation makes a difference and as someone who used to work at this hospital, I can assure you that each dollar counts. This hospital is very close to my heart and any kind of support would mean a lot to me.