In 2013, a local Boston nonprofit was lacking resources to fulfill it’s mission of youth education. With the tragedy of the Boston Marathon still fresh on the minds of seven close friends, they thought about how to help this nonprofit while also expressing solidarity with their fellow citizens. While breaking their fast during a night in Ramadan, it occurred to them that they could capture the spirit of the month by building community, promoting charitable giving and helping those in need. Combined with the age old Boston tradition of running, Fasting5k was born.
Support projects assisting youth with disabilities
This year we are excited to be partnering with IMANA on supporting their SaveSmile Surgical Mission projects.
IMANA performs cleft lip surgeries on small children and youth in Khartoum, Sudan. IMANA Medical Relief has been undertaking this for 9 years now and has done 1,388 successful surgeries so far. It costs ~$200 for materials and medicine for each cleft lip surgery, so $10,000 provides about 50 surgeries. 30% of all donations from each city running the Fasting 5K will go towards our international charity partner IMANA, towards their SaveSmile Surgical Mission. Help us raise funds for this great cause and bring smiles to children!
How You can Help:
Help us by Donating to either the organization or one of the City Chapters.
Sign up to run with one of our chapters.
Were always looking for volunteers to help up keep the organization and chapters running smoothly.