29 August 2010

From the 5k.

$144.25 has been donated to the Campaign to End Fistula.

$14.50 will be used for advertising the We Are Women book.

Thank you to all those who participated in the 5k,
and to those who could not attend but donated anyway.

27 August 2010

Pre-order available for those who will be attending the event.
"She became one of the community, and one of the people. She saw herself as one of them, and loved them as her own family. ... She was the ultimate example of compassion to me. She became one with those around her, and thus united and connected with them, made the biggest difference."
-Melanie Burk, Women of Compassion

26 August 2010

90 Years of Women's Suffrage

Thanks to the On How to be Lovely blog for alerting readers of the importance of today's date: On 26 August 1920, the Constitution was amended to allow women the opportunity to vote. It has been 90 years, and I am so grateful to have a voice in my local and national governments.

21 August 2010

Lake Poway End Fistula 5k

All photos by G.T. Barnes

We had a sweet, intimate crowd of runners/hikers who gave it their all despite the blazing sun this morning. Everyone cheered everyone on, everyone finished happily and safely, and everyone learned a little bit more about obstetric fistula. Thank you to all who took the time to come. Also, a big thanks to Erin Osmak for helping to organize the event and encouraging me to proceed even when organizing this was a bit daunting!

Tonight I am feeling a deep amount of grateful to my dear parents (see the last two pictures) who hiked in the back with extra supplies-- just in case! They also provided water, snacks, and so much support to the event and cause. I love them so much!

Check back to the blog next week!
A book release date has been set, and pre-order information will be available!