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Boston to Bingley Virtual Run Fundraiser

Emerald Publishing

Approximately 36 million adults in the United States cannot read above a third-grade level. Those who are illiterate experience higher rates of unemployment and greater health risks. Less than 10 percent of adults in need are receiving an education, and 68 percent of adult literacy programs have waiting lists.

To help address this problem, Emerald Publishing has asked its staff to fundraise for ProLiteracy, a worldwide non-profit providing adult literacy education. Emerald's North American office has organized a virtual run; together the staff will run 3,177 miles – the distance from the North American office in Boston to the head office in Bingley, United Kingdom.

Your support will help adults gain literacy skills and break the cycle of poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights on a local and global level. Sponsor your friends and co-workers as they complete this mammoth journey, and support an organization doing essential work in education.

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1. CICristina Irving Turner
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2. MGMark Gerdes
Great sponsorship idea! Just watch out for virtual icebergs en route!
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