I support the crew @ http://RunMarkRun.com as 3 guys named Mark run a marathon to help Haiti! Join me & give your pennies!*TWEET THIS!
Wilkerson Here:Â (From NWHCM.org)Â In Northwest Haiti, medical emergencies are as commonplace as dusty roads.Â There is almost no more urgent or tangible way Northwest Haiti Christian Mission shares Christâ€™s love than treating the sick. Â Our medical ministry has grown from a small collection of medicines in the 1980s, to a far-reaching operation that today includes a general clinic, two operating rooms, a 24-hour birthing center, anÂ ophthalmologyÂ clinic, a laboratory and a pharmacy.Â In addition, NWHCM medical teams regularly travel to offer mobile clinics in communities across the region. Â Our medical services have always been the most affordable in the area, and we offer care regardless of ability to pay.Â Most of NWHCMâ€™s facilities are staffed year-round by trained Haitian doctors and nurses. Â Specialized surgeries are scheduled throughout the year with the help of visiting surgical teams. Â Since its inception, our clinic has been a landmark in the region and has treated thousands of patients, some of whom walked for days from remote towns to get there.Â Your contributions to RunMarkRun.com, help to keep these clinics with full time staff and round the clock care.Â If not us, then who?Â
We are closing the gap with days to go.Â We need 109 people or teams to step up and pledge a penny for everyone we can pass.Â If you have already pledged thanks.Â Maybe you could make a team and put up another $20 so others would follow.Â Kind of like a relay with each pulling a leg of the race.Â
Training:Â Whew and double Whew!Â We finished the “Flying Pig” 1/2 Marathon in Cincinnati.Â Franklin, Jenny’s husband ran a personal best at 1hr and 34 minutes.Â Flying!Â Jenny and I were using it as our last long training run.Â Jenny was using it as her first long distance training run as she had little Luci, our granddaughter just 12 weeks ago.Â We did faster than we wanted because the last 4 miles were mostly downhill.Â You can’t resist running faster when it is downhill.Â Sad to report, my foot did not respond to the injection.Â Hurt all the way so guess like a lot of things in life, I will just have to suck it up.Â Can possibly inject it just before the race and numb it, but really don’t know how that will do but now I knowÂ I can make it even if painful the way it is.Â Not good to do something on race day you have never done.
We're here to raise $100,000 for Haiti. Contribute to us and help provide clean water, medical care and food for the people of Haiti, still struggling more than a year after the earthquake. Join THREE Marks and pledge to support them as they conquer 13.1 miles each running the OneAmerica Mini Marathon.
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission
c/o Run Mark Run
7271 Mayflower Park
Zionsville, IN 46077