The organizing committee that is overseeing the fundraising efforts inorder to have Jane Mwangi re-admitted back to Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation is calling on the community to turn up for a second walk/run event on June 11th, 2016.
This event is a follow up of the April 30th event where more than 400 Kenyans in Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) turned up for a 5K run / walk to support Ms Mwangi who fell victim to a robber’s bullet in Nairobi, Kenya and who has defied many odds.
The April event raised $20,000. Her full medical bill is $70,000 leaving her with a shortfall of $50,000. In this regard, the committee wants to thank the Dallas Kenyan community and all other communities for their continuous support. The planning committee continues to work on the way forward to help meet her medical bill.
On the way forward, the committee says that they have been able to secure sponsorship from Choma Sundays. On Sunday May 29th, during the Memorial Day weekend festivities, Choma Sundays will donate a portion of their proceeds towards Jane Mwangi’s rehabilitation funds and there will be T-Shirts for sale at the location. The community is urged to visit Choma Sundays and support Jane Mwangi.
They have also extended an invitation to the community to join hands and turn out in large numbers for the June 11 grand finale fundraising event. The theme will be
“Dallas Cares and Our Community Counts We Rise By Lifting Others”
The committee hopes to register 1000 people for the event. They have asked that people invite their friends, and that contributions and donations are welcome.
Registration will begin on Wednesday May 18th 2016. All proceeds for this event will go to support Jane Mwangi’s rehabilitation funds and T- shirts are available for sale online and at the park.
For those unable to attend the event, you can visit the gofundme page below.
For further details, you may contact:
Lucy McKenzie – 972-464-9283
Jane Nyaga – 469-406-4892
Caroline Mbithi Dey – 508- 468-5695
Rose Njeri – 469-951-8133
Eva Mwaura – 972-302-7253
Grace Kungu – 626-905-7502
Alex Karundu (KDAC – Chair)– 469-438-8388