LA Big 5K 2015


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Here’s your chance to bring awareness about gender inequality and early marriage for girls around the world—starting with Malawi!

The money raised by TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS for the LA Big5K will go toward PROJECT GOOD SISTERS*, where we create a safe space for girls in high-poverty villages in Malawi to:

  • Learn about their rights as girls
  • Encourage them to pursue primary and secondary education
  • postpone the age of marriage until adulthood.

In addition, Good Sisters promotes the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls by providing education about HIV/AIDS and menstrual health, by implementing programs where girls make their own sanitary pads to overcome the attendance-limiting stigma associated with menstruation.

*Or you can pick another one of our awesome projects to raise money for!

Good Neighbors wants to raise funds through the LA Big5K to provide the following for Project Good Sisters:

  • Grow the current Good Sisters project in Katsumwa, Malawi by 140% (grow from 50 girls to 120 girls), and provide enough sanitary pad fabrics and sewing materials for each girl enrolled
  • Build a private toilet and sanitary facility so girls can take care of their needs with dignity
  • School book bags so girls can hide their sanitary pads when they go to school
  • Increased awareness of gender inequality throughout their community, so girls can support and empower each other in a safe environment

As a member of TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS and fundraising at least $250 (or more!) for Good Sisters, you’ll receive:

  • Official LA Big 5K event bib.
  • Event timing device to officially record your 5K time!
  • Official LA Big 5K participant shirt
  • Good Neighbors t-shirt
  • Official LA Big 5K finisher’s medal (upon completion of the course)
  • Team Good Neighbors medal
  • And chances to win other giveaways and perks like movie tickets, DVDs/BluRays, totebags, water bottles, gift cards, and MORE!

YOU can be a part of Project Good Sisters!

PLUS! Your training and fundraising will count toward volunteer hours for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)!

Read more about the LA Big5K here.

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For more information or to get your custom registration code to join TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS, please complete the form below or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get back to you within 24 business hours.