Northbridge International School Runs for the Fund

May 20, 2014 – Maybe they were born to run.

For 24 hours, students at Northbridge International School, Cambodia gave it their all in the fourth annual 24-hour run. In the process of the exhausting effort, students exceeded their fundraising goal by raising more than $6,000 for Cambodian Children’s Fund.

The event was a lot of fun, but it wasn’t easy. At all hours, teams had people on the track – whether it was in the dead of night or in the extreme heat during the day of Cambodia’s hot season.

“In 40 degree [100 degrees Fahrenheit] weather, we had 700 kids and they were all smiling,” said Kris O’Brien, a Northbridge teacher who helped organize the event. “It’s been a great experience.”

Indeed, all the kids gamely participated in the school-wide event by jogging or walking at all hours of the day. Eighty students and several staffers from CCF joined the hundreds of Northbridge students in the event. When the CCF students weren’t running, they helped man a booth selling bags and providing information about the organization.

Everyone at CCF thanks Northbridge, along with sponsors Ezecom and Hong Leong Bank, for their tremendous work in setting up the 24-hour run. The money raised helps provide life-changing education and services to one of Cambodia’s most impoverished communities.

See more photos on the Northbridge International School’s Facebook page.

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