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Non-Profits Fundraise in Annual ‘Run for Rights’

June 2, 2012 7:49 AM | News

By David Klassen

The 11th Annual Run for Rights is today, as 18 social justice organizations have formed teams to represent themselves at Kildonan Park.

“We were a founding organization for this event and deeply appreciate how Winnipeggers have come together to support Run for Rights. As a former refugee, I know the importance of Amnesty International’s work — it inspires hope and saves lives,” said Louise Simbandumwe, Amnesty International, Winnipeg Local Chapter 19.

The groups are dedicated to promoting and defending human rights, including the Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group of Manitoba, made up of new and long-time refugees living in the city.

Participants can run, walk, cycle or rollerblade to fundraise for their organization.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The run begins at 9:30 a.m.

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