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Dear Friends,

The word Equator in Latin means make equal. In sub-Saharan Africa, 9/10 kids diagnosed with cancers die—the exact opposite from the West’s 1/10 stats.  Without a single children’s cancer hospital in sub-Saharan Africa how can we ever equal the odds and give African kids a fighting chance to battle this disease?

This December 24th, I will partake in a 80-km (50-miles) Ultrarun from the earth’s equator to the site where our foundation will break the ground to build sub-Saharan Africa’s 1st Children’s Cancer Hospital and draw attention to this global imbalance.  Starting early, early on Christmas Eve, joined by Paula Radcliffe, her family and other running friends/legends we will run (some solo like me, others as a relay) into the actual site where we will start building this life-saving 152-bed Children’s Cancer Hospital.

Please join in by contributing any amount.  100% of your donation will go directly to getting this done.  You can trust me, in 2015 we opened our 1st children’s hospital that has since treated over 700,000 kids, we will get this done!

*Texas Children’s Global Hope Program states 100,000 kids per year will contract cancer over the year in the sub-Sahara, with an expected 90,000 deaths. Indiana experts add that 80% more cases aren’t even diagnosed, meaning a huge number of kids are dying without treatment. Dr. Kibosia, the former CEO of MTR Hospital, Kenya, “It’s 9/10, we desperately need sub-Saharan Africa’s 1st Children’s Cancer Hospital to give our kids a fighting chance.”

Please, Help us Save Kids Lives. Support The Greater Equator Run!

Thank you!  All US donations are tax-deductible!