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Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am thrilled to announce that I will be running the Twin Cities Marathon on October 6 in Minnesota to commemorate my daughter Fregenet and honor the 10-year anniversary of her passing as a result of a tragic car accident in July 2003 in Minneapolis.

As I lace up my sneakers to train for the big day, I know how much it would mean to me to share this experience with you all. This is why I would also like to treat my participation in the marathon as a fundraising opportunity, allowing friends and supporters of the foundation from around the globe to sponsor my run!

Whether you are living in Southern California or abroad, you can join me by making a donation to the Fregenet Foundation. Those in the states may send contributions to the Los Angeles headquarters:

The Fregenet Foundation
901 South Flower Street, Unit 411
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Or participate via PayPal at our website:


Meanwhile, our friends in Ethiopia and elsewhere around the globe may submit donations directly to the Fregenet School account at:

Fregenet Kidan Lehitsanat School
Account number 2770115115
Routing or Swift Code DASHETAA
Dashen Bank, Kera Branch
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.


When I wear my racing bib next month, I will be thinking of each and every one of you as together we celebrate Fregenet and her marvelous legacy.

Thank you for your encouragement and continued support.


Tafesse Woubshet