JBFC Launches Trek TanzaniaAugust 17, 2016 9:05 pm
TULSA – JBFC is launching a virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit its health clinic, which serves 400 people.
It’s called Trek Tanzania and it calls for participants to walk the same distance it would take to climb Kili. That’s about 45 miles or 89,480 steps in five days.
“We think this will be a fun way to get healthy, while providing for better healthcare for children and families in rural Tanzania,” said JBFC Founder & CEO, Chris Gates.
You can take part of Trek Tanzania as an individual or as part of a team. The entry fee is $20 per person to participate. But if you commit to fundraise at least $500, the fees will be waived.
All proceeds will go to support JBFC’s medical clinic. The clinic provides access to healthcare for JBFC’s residential girls, students, workers and their families. Typically, the clinic sees 20-25 patients a week for everything from scrapes and cuts to malaria and typhoid. Next year, JBFC plans to expand to include a small lab to provide more diagnostic testing and treatment for common ailments like malaria and parasitic infections.
Trek Tanzania will kick off on October 24th and run through October 28th.