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March 17, 2011
The LA Marathon is upon us this coming Sunday, and for Fregenet lovers it is an exciting time of the year. Our runners have been putting in the miles on the track to prepare themselves for this test. The LA Marathon is one of the cornerstones of our fundraising efforts, and how appropriate in so many ways.
As a run, the marathon, such a symbol of pride for the country of Ethiopia and its proud legacy of runners, is no quick sprint as everyone knows. Even the race that everyone sees as an extreme test of endurance is only the final step in a very long march of training on dark, cold and rainy days.
So it is in the work to give hope to families and children in the Fregenet neighborhood who, despite their best efforts, have found themselves unable to provide basic necessities for their families. We have promised that we will be there for the long run for we know that changing lives is no quick fix.
Please take a moment to read the thoughts of one of Fregenet’s closest and most dedicated advocates, well-loved author and inspirational speaker Jane Kurtz. In her blog post entitled ìEthiopia: pain twisted into hope for kidsî, she reflects on what your generous support has allowed us to accomplish.
And don’t forget to give. Without all of your contributions, this work cannot go forward. Please send your contribution and make your checks payable to:
The Fregenet Foundation
901 South Flower Street, Unit 411
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Thank you very much,
President, The Fregenet Foundation