Running to help rebuild Haiti
Paula-Lynn Duke has set out to make some changes in her community.
The Cole Harbour resident got off the coach, laced up her sneakers and started to run. She raced a few times, had fun and is enjoying her new found health.
OK, so that is not that different from many other moms in metro. Running is a popular sport.
But to Duke, running is more than a sport, more than a way to stay healthy.
To her, running has become the very thing that will open people’s hearts and change their minds.
Her idea started at her church, Hillside Wesleyan on Ritcey Crescent . Every year the church would send a team of about eight people to the poor town of Babaco. While there the team would help to rebuild, and teach the Haitian people how to become their own leaders within the community. Last year, the team from Hillside started a program called Sew Hopeful, where they taught Haitians to sew garments to sell and to create their own businesses.
Duke looked at that... click to read full article
Race to Raise: Hillside 2 Haiti 5k
Hillside Wesleyan Church in Cole Harbour is hosting a 5k race to raise funds for Haitian missions. We stopped by their registration booth in Mic Mac Mall to learn more about this worthy (and fun) event... click to read full article
Many thanks to the Dartmouth Community Herald, SNAP'd Dartmouth, The Beacon and the Navy Trident for including us in your papers!