5th annual Fun run - Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10-12
The fifth fun run was held on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It was a big hit with a number families participating and supporting the cause of education despite the low temperatures. Donations can be made and viewed at www.stayclassy.org/fairfaxfunrun
What is fairfax fun run?
Fairfax Fun Run is an annual event run by Rohil Bhinge and his family. They have organized annual fun runs in northern Virginia since 2012. Rohil was 9 when the first fun run was held. For the first three years, all of the money raised from the fun run went to Chessie's BIG Backyard, a park in Alexandria for children of all abilities. Now, the fun run supports Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization working towards education for children in developing countries like Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos.
What is pencils of promise?
Pencils of Promise is a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to making sure every child can go to school by building schools in developing countries. $250 is all it takes to give a child the education he or she needs in countries like Laos, Guatemala, Ghana, and Nicaragua, some of the countries that the organization helps.
4th Annual Fun Run (2015) - A Success!
The fourth fun run on December 5, 2015 was a SUCCESS! We had 25 families who attended the event. In spite of the cold, runners excitedly completed their laps. We had a wide range of participants, from three-year-olds to adults. We would like to extend a big thank you to Fanfare Greenbriar Center, Bagel Buddies, Einstein Bagels Fairfax, Giant Greenbriar Center, SweetFrog Greenbriar Center for supplying great food and coupons, and the weather for warming up at the end. For more pictures, go to the Fun Run Slideshows tab or to https://goo.gl/photos/BEGdzVi4QyQ5UR5x5. Thank you to all that attended!
THE CARSON SCHOLARS FUND 2015
The Maryland-based Carson Scholars Fund, founded by presidential candidate and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson, has honored thousands of student volunteers. Rohil was one of the over 200 scholars from around the country honored at a banquet near Baltimore, Maryland.