Physiologist and TV personality Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connolly will take part in a special 10K run in London next month to benefit Women for Women International – and you can join her.

Hundreds of runners are expected to turn out for the run in Regents Park to help women devastated by the human conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (where 5.5 million have died) to rebuild their lives.

Be part of the team that helps Women For Women achieve £100,000 for their first anniversary. Every penny will go to supporting women who have been raped and traumatised in the conflict. They have often lost their children, their husbands, their homes and have been left with no way of supporting themselves.

“5.4 million have died in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998 and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped and traumatized,” said Physiologist and TV personality Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connolly. "When I visited Congo recently, I saw first-hand that violence and insecurity is still a daily reality for women who have often lost their children, husbands, homes and communities and who live in poverty.

“Taking part in Run for Congo is a practical way that I and people here in the UK can help raise awareness of what is happening in the Congo, where rape is used as a weapon of war. And every penny raised through Run for Congo will go to help women in the Congo start to rebuild their lives and support themselves and their families through Women for Women International’s one year programme of support.”

All you need to do to take part on 3 July is get on your running shoes on and commit to raising a minimum of £150. This will help fund a woman to take part in Women For Women’s life-changing programme, where they provide counselling, a safe place to share experiences, access to education and training. This helps women rebuild their lives and give them the skills they need to support themselves and their families.

Find out how to take part here.

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