About "sister's run"
“Sisters’ Run” was started in 2009. At the first time, only 9 sisters from 3 Orders of Sisters participated in the Race. Beijing Marathon Committee began a Program called “Run for Charity” in 2011. It was for the purpose of helping people whom Catholic sisters serve in China, Jinde Charities Foundation made an agreement with Beijing Marathon Committee that sisters are authorized to participate in the Race for charity reasons. As a result, sisters obtained a wider opportunity for them to propagate their charitable programs in the public, and their participation in the Marathon Race became more regularized.
2014 will be the sixth year of “Sisters ’Run”. Jinde Charities Foundation encourages and supports sisters to use such a wonderful opportunity fully and wisely in fund-raising for their charitable programs. Sisters may freely choose to participate in the Marathon Race taking place in their nearby cities. Representative of sisters will be persons who are in charge of the administration and propagation of Marathon Race in their local areas. Therefore, some sisters will participate in the Marathon Race in Helong of Jilin province, and still others will participate in the Race in Taiyuan of Shanxi province and rest of the participants will join the Marathon Race in Beijing and Tianjin. It is worthwhile to mention that two sisters from St. Joseph’s Convent of Beijing diocese will take over a duty of being in charge of a group consisting of 100 sisters and volunteers coming from everywhere around the country to participate in the Beijing Marathon. Beijing Marathon Race which they participate to run for charity has the largest participants and the biggest influence.
2014 “Sisters’ Run” I Am Here !
There will be 80 sisters coming from Hebei, Shanxi, Tianjin, Shandong, Shaanxi, Liaoning, Jilin and Hubei representing 16 Orders of Sisters participating in the Marathon Race in the year of 2014. They run for the people whom they serve through 26 charitable programs. 26 charitable programs are the following: (1) 11 programs regarding the care for elders and widows. (2) 8 programs concerning the needs of orphans and handicapped. (3) 3 programs particularly for the visits of poor and most needed families. (4) 2 programs dedicated to scholarship of students. (5) 1 program offering the Care for lepers. (6) 1 program offering psychological counseling to AIDS patients. In order to meet the need of the 26 programs above, the total amount of the fund-raising should be 1,272,888,00 RMB. People who will be benefited from 26 programs are over 1400.
2014 “Sisters’ Run ” Scope
April 28, 2014, there are 11 sisters from the Convent of Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Francis Mission participated in the “Lining National 10 Kilometer Road League Match.” The Match is held in Xi’an city, and sisters run for 62 handicapped children.
June 1, 2014, sisters from the Group of Resident Visit of the Convent of Holy Spirit Handmaid Mission participate in “Lanzhou International Marathon Race” and they run for elders.
September 6, 2014, there are 20 sisters representing 3 programs participating in the “Jilin Helong International Marathon Race,” and they run for normal life and studies of children.
September 13, 2014, sisters and volunteers who are representing 4 programs participate in “Taiyuan International Marathon Race” and they run for elders and handicapped orphans.
October 19, 2014, there are 100 sisters and volunteers coming from all over the country participating in “Beijing International Marathon Race” and they run for the fund-raising of 26 charitable programs.
2014, there are sisters coming from 2 Nursing Homes (they are serving the elders) participating in the “Tianjin International Marathon Race.” (Time is to be arranged)
Sisters Run for Love We Offer Our Contributions for Love
There is a total amount of 1,272,888,00 RMB needed for the 26 charitable programs. Sisters have already collected an amount of 437,044,51 RMB by the time of June 30 2014. As a matter of fact, charitable programs are still in need of an amount of more than 800,000,00RMB. Therefore, your financial supports are necessarily needed. You can help these sisters by offering your donations through Jinde Charities Foundation. Jinde Charities Foundation will transfer all your donations to the 26 charitable programs on time. Hope you are eager to show your great support to the sisters by your generous offerings.
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