Today was the first Run/Hike at Caesar Creek to benefit Project Congo. It was a low overhead, high return fundraiser – no entry fees, no prizes, donations gratefully accepted. The weather really cooperated, starting at about 32 degrees but warming by noon to almost 40 – clear and sunny! What a great turnout of runners and hikers. Several courses and distances were marked ranging from a couple miles to 12 miles (although one runner actually did 16!). Everyone was so generous, with donations to help Project Congo support hospitals and people in the DRC. Dr. Sylvia spoke of her first trip to the Congo and how appalling the conditions were – inspiring her to found this nonprofit 10 years ago. She reminded us all of the plight of refugees around the world, going without food and shelter and shared her own family’s experience in France during WWII. We raised $1205.75 just at the event, not counting donations online and some promised in the mail. FANTASTIC!! MERCI to everyone and YES! We plan to make this an annual event!! Suggestions for improvements welcome – send email to email@example.com.