About This Fundraiser
Thank you for considering giving a few dollars to this meaningful cause. Here is some more information.
***WHO: Erin, Howl, Nikki, Gao and friends
***WHAT: We are running a 5k race at the Kim Dae-Jung Peace Marathon in Seoul on June 12th.
***WHY: To raise money for Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights(NKHR). This organization helps to safely bring North Korean defectors from China (and other countries) to South Korea.
***WHY IT'S IMPORTANT: Most of NKHR's rescuees come from China and many face the threat of repatriation to North Korea, where they will likely be put into prisons, tortured, or worse. Because they have to live in hiding, North Korean refugees, especially women, often fall victim to labor and sex trafficking in third countries. It costs about $2,500 USD to rescue one person and bring them safely to South Korea. We want to contribute.
*************************MORE INFORMATION ON R4R and NKHR*****************************
Running for Resettlement (R4R) started in 2014 with a group of Fulbright grantees in Korea who wanted to help North Korean defectors. In its first year, R4R raised almost $10,000 for organizations such as Liberation in North Korea (LiNK) and the Wooridul School. Last year, 90 runners raised over $17,000 for the NKHR Rescue Fund.
(**R4R is NOT affiliated with the Fulbright Program or the U.S. State Department.)
This year, all funds raised will again be donated to NKHR Rescue Fund. Founded in 1996, Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) is one of the oldest organizations devoted to North Korean human rights, doing everything from rescue work to resettlement programs. The Rescue Fund is a volunteer group within NKHR that holds events to raise money to rescue North Korean refugees in third countries.
Thank you for taking an interest in this important cause!
Runners for R4R register to run in the Kim Dae-Jung Peace Marathon in Seoul on June 12, while committing to fundraise for Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) Rescue Fund. Our goal is to raise $20,000 total to help 8 North Koreans safely reach South Korea from China, where they face human rights abuses. To learn more about their struggle, visit: http://www.nkhrrescuefund.org/refugees-journey.html
R4R 주자들은 6월 12일에 서울에서 열릴 김대중 평화 마라톤에 참가 신청을 하는 동시에 북한인권시민연합 (NKHR)의 구호 기금 모금에 참여하게 됩니다. 저희의 목표는 24,000,000원을 모아 중국에서 인권 침해로 고통을 받는 8명의 북한 사람들을 안전하게 한국으로 데려오는 것입니다. 더 많은 정보를 알고 싶으시면 이 사이트를 방문하세요: http://nkhrrescuefundkr.weebly.com/494574455251008-510604711144172-50416510774576845796.html