Friends and Family,
Once again, I am taking part in Stride to Turn the Tide for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This year, our Oomama Team of Grandmothers and Grandothers are ‘virtually’ walking from Coast to Coast in Canada.
I stride in solidarity with African grandmothers who walk, every day, for every imaginable reason. They walk to harvest their crops. They walk from home to home to comfort the ill and isolated. They walk to market to sell vegetables and crafts. They walk to pick up their grandchildren from school. They walk to collect water from a distant well. They walk to property tribunals to take back their land. They walk to their counselling groups. And over time – with ten years of support – African grandmothers are now recognized as community experts and vital agents of change in their communities.
In the midst of the AIDS pandemic, the grandmothers of Africa are an inspiration. That's why I am walking and have a fundraising goal. I ask you – our friends, family, and colleagues – to sponsor us. Please click on the 'Donate Now' button above the thermometer. It’s simple, fast and totally secure. Every dollar will make a difference to the grandmothers of Africa and the children in their care. So, please dig deep and donate now. Thank you! Every Donation fo at least $20 will receive a tax receipt directly from the SLF.