Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Walk for a Cause

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This Saturday I'm participating in ROTOM's first annual 10-mile walk-a-thon!  ROTOM... better known as Reach One Touch One Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry, based out of Uganda, dedicated to meeting the spiritual, social, physical and psychological needs of the elderly and their dependents so that they may live dignified, independent and hopeful lives.  In Uganda, the elderly are often overlooked and forgotten.  Because of the deathly affects from AIDS done to the middle generation, many elderly are often left to take care of themselves and in many cases their grandchildren.  ROTOM's main vision is to provide empowerment during this time through various projects through the community.

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My sister and I have been sponsoring an elderly woman, Jane, for the past few years and had the chance to meet her during our last trip to Uganda.  To think that with only $30/month we're able to provide her with hot meals, medical treatments and the chance to hear the gospel.  It's amazing all the work that ROTOM has done to help these people.  And now they are building a health care center to provide the needed medial care for this age group!

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So... to help raise money we'll be doing a walk-a-thon on Saturday... 10 miles!!  We've each had to get sponsors to donate towards each mile {or as a lump sum}...with all proceeds going towards the building project!   Please visit their website for more information on how you can help... or ask me!  I'm more than willing to answer anything.  And it's not too late to sponsor me if you're interested!  Just shoot me an e-mail!  A little goes a long way!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy, that is a great cause to be walking for. I think the elderly are the most overlooked population and it's wonderful that you're raising awareness with your walk AND sponsoring someone!! Good luck with the walk on Saturday!

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  2. Oh Kath. I love your heart so much. This sounds like and honest and truly amazing organization. I love that you are helping so many people out there. That said, it doesn't surprise me one bit that you are. xo

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