Columbus Fasting5k 2018

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Noor Islamic Cultural Center

5001 Wilcox Road

Dublin, OH 43016

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Get excited for the Ramadan event of the year! Ten cities and hundreds of athletes will embrace the spirit of the month by fasting, fundraising and building community for good through our annual 5K event. This year, Fasting5k is working with organizations providing resources for youth safety against violence. This year's fundraising beneficiary is My Project USA.


My Project USA is a national initiative to protect and empower youth and families. Their goal is to uplift under-privileged, crime-ridden neighborhoods and strengthen abused, neglected and undeserved communities and empower them through social services and civic engagement.

They are specifically seeking funds for their Wedgewood Youth Initiative. The Wedgewood Village Apartments on the West Side of Cbus are home to about 2000 children, mostly Somali Bentu Refugees. This area has a problem with drugs, gangs and sex trafficking. There were 7 homicides and 17 shootings last year due to the hold of drug dealers and gangs in these apartments last year. These are very high risk children.


My Project USA has started several programs to protect and empower these youth against drugs, gangs, violence, etc. The funds raised will be used to fund existing soccer teams, boy scouts, girls and boys clubs, and youth leadership development programs. We will also start self defense classes in the neighborhood this year. We currently serve 125 children on weekly basis. We aim to serve 250 or more this year. Our fundraising goal for this initiative is $10,000. We hope that you will help us in achieving this goal!


Don't miss out! Come meet some great people, have lots of fun and make change together! We look forward to seeing you there.

***Participants are strongly encouraged to raise a minimum of $250 to benefit our fundraising partner***

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Noor Islamic Cultural Center

5001 Wilcox Road

Dublin, OH 43016

United States

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