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Monica Patino to run for What BETTER Looks Like August 16, 2014

By Staff on July 27, 2014 in Events


Will raise money for the Village of Hope, Nyarugunga, Rwanda


Monica Patino, who is both an enthusiastic runner and a friend of What BETTER Looks Like, will race in the Eastern States 100 on August 16, 2014 to support young adults in Nyarugunga, Rwanda in their aspiration for a higher education. The young people of this village have grown up and are still living in in severe poverty without any way of financing a higher education. All are survivors of the 1994 genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 people in three months.

For Monica, who has challenged herself with long distance running before, it’s “that time of year.” Monica says “testing her body once again” while racing 100 miles in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

Monica says, “I will be running for “What Better Looks Like,” an organization that sponsors the Village of Hope in Nyarugunga, Rwanda. There are 40 young people in this village of genocide survivors who wish to attend university and I would like to raise money so we can send these young survivors to university because everyone has the right to an education. My goal is to raise $15K!! I know this is an ambitious goal but so is my run and I’m determined to help their dreams come closer to reality. Any little bit helps.”  Please make your donations at:

The Eastern States 100 web page states: “Only the hardiest of runners will complete this circumnavigation of Pine Creek.” Thank you Monica!

We’re cheering for you Monica!

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