Monday, March 16, 2009

Burma Fun Run/Walk 5k

This T shirt says it all. This fundraiser for the displaced people of Burma was organized by the "Free Burma Rangers". The Free Burma Rangers (FBR)are based in Thailand and have teams that go into Burma to bring in aid, supplies and provide training. To learn more about FBR go to They do fantastic much needed work and could use your support. The Burma Fun Run has been held several years to raise support and awareness for the people of Burma. Burma is one of the most repressed countries on Earth. The Fun Run was on Saturday morning and it seemed like the entire expat/missionary community was in full force. Unfortunately, this time of year in Thailand and in Chiang Mai especially the farmers burn their trash and crops and the pollution is horrendous. Not great for running!

Acacia pondering what to buy from the handicraft table. She ended up buying Mommy a nice handmade purse.

Acacia posing the event's MC. The MC said she was going to run, but her shoes were hurting her feet. Whatever!

The whole group rallying around the event organizer Dave Eubanks. Dave said a word of thanks for all the support and love and he finished off with a prayer to the people of Burma.

Ready, Set, GO!!!!!!!!

I turned out to be a walker instead of a runner. I just got over a sinus infection and the pollution was horrible. Not to mention I was lugging around a big camera. like the wind.... Anna you are going the wrong way. You silly girl!

Shelly and her friend Monica in the back of the picture to the left pushing a stroller. We thought Anna might get tired after about 10 feet so we brought the stroller to control the whining factor.

Acacia and Anna have a rest after all the festivities.

Acacia on the far right competing in the under 10year olds dash to the finish. Good job honey!!

Afterwards all the kids got a treat. We visited and talked with friends and then went out for nice big breakfast.

Please pray for the people of Burma and keep them in your thoughts.

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