In 2012 Louise and her friend Cathy competed in the world’s highest race – the Everest Marathon – running (Run for Sanjiwani) and raising funds for Sanjiwani Public Health Mission (SPHMN), a community medical clinic in the village of Ghandruk, Nepal.
On the 13 December 2019, at 80 degrees south, a few hundred miles from the South Pole, Louise will be running across the last frontier in mainland Antarctica, competing in the world’s southernmost race, the Antarctic Ice Marathon. She is running to support the 6000 people living in the community who rely on the Sanjiwani medical clinic.
Villagers in Nepal face everyday challenges brought upon by the remoteness and harshness of their environment. Sanjiwani Clinic provides medical treatment for a community who would otherwise be forced to travel long distances to obtain health and medical services.
Funds raised and donations keep the clinic operating. We employ local trained medical staff who provide a much-needed health service, operate the only laboratory service in the district and run a number of health education programs to improve community health. We are currently focusing on dental hygiene and education in all schools in the district and rolling out a women’s health program.
There will be no cheering crowds or penguins (it’s too far south) to support Louise as she runs the 42.2kms in the Antarctic Ice Marathon, but she will have the love and support from the 6000 strong community in Nepal.
Please support Louise “Run for Sanjiwani” as she competes in the Antarctic Ice Marathon.
Your donation is tax deductible.