2016 Jog-a-Thon

WHITTIER, Calif. (May 31, 2016) — Thank you again for your participation in the 2016 Jog-a-Thon! It was a huge success! This year’s Jog-a-thon to support children’s charities, sponsored by OMEP-Whittier College and Broadoaks, netted the highest total to date:  $21,714.64!!!!! 

AS DETERMINED BY STUDENTS IN OMEP-WHITTIER COLLEGE AND THE BROADOAKS STUDENT COUNCIL, PROCEEDS WILL GO TO

Smile Train: The goal was to fund five reconstructive surgeries for children with cleft palates at $250 each.  We EXCEEDED our goal!!! We can fund 20 surgeries! 

Whittier Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter: To provide shelter and clothing for families escaping from domestic violence.

School on Wheels:  To provide educational support and school supplies to homeless children in Southern California.

Action Against Hunger: To save lives of malnourished children in developing countries, while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

Save the Children: Syrian Refugee Fund: To provide nutritious food for Syrian children and support education in Syrian refugee camps.

This event is part of Broadoaks’ and OMEP-Whittier College’s commitment to the equity and social justice dimension of the United Nations approach to global sustainable development.  Each year students select reputable local, national, and global children’s charities to receive proceeds from the event.

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 2.36.43 PMThis year for the first time Broadoaks preschoolers also participated in the event by running, walking, hopping (whatever!) around the track in the new preschool play yard. They had a blast! Many thanks to all who participated and/or sponsored joggers!

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