Australian Barry Mcdonald will run 315 miles to raise funds to build a maternity center in Haiti.He will run on 12 consecutive days in some of the roughest terrain in the western hemisphere.
Online PR News – 15-November-2012 – Port Au Prince – Barry Mcdonald will run across the nation of Haiti in January 2013, a distance of 315 miles covered in 12 days of Running. The event is called Run for Life - Haiti.
Imagine running twelve marathons in a row. Imagine running in the third world. Running for no prize, no award, no fame, no earthly reason to run so hard except one. A painfully simple reason. Running is the best way Barry McDonald - a 35 year-old Australian - can help the tens of thousands of women in Haiti in need of better quality healthcare. Help women who bear children on dirt floors, in fields, and in dingy dark rooms.
Barry is running, as a fundraiser, to build a maternity and education facility at Heartline Haiti's compound. Heartline is a 501c3 organization with a 20 plus year record of accountability, adoptions, emergency aid and education. Please check out more about Heartline on this site to see some of the dramatic results of their decades of work.
To fund this $800,000 project Heartline will be seeking donations. Many individual runners and Running Clubs across the US and Australia have begun companion runs of all sizes to raise support for Barry's quest.The ever growing list of companion runs is on the website runforlifehaiti.org.
Heartline Haiti is a 501c3 non profit with over 25 years of faith based humanitarian, adoption and people building in Haiti.