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Exercise Your Freedom

Boston Marathon, April 17, 2006 — Run to Support iAbolish

For most people, the challenge of running 26 miles is accomplishment enough. For those interested in having their trek mean something more, iAbolish invites you to exercise your freedom here in Boston — in the heart of the original abolitionist movement, in the midst of the most prestigious marathon in the country.

To understand just what your involvement could accomplish, consider iAbolish member Jeff Perrin. After learning about the crisis in Sudan, Jeff decided to use his participation in the marathon to raise money for AASG’s work there. By asking friends and family members to support his efforts, he raised over $5,000—money that supported our rehabilitation efforts in Darfur.

Jeff’s campaign was such a success that we’d like to broaden it in 2006 by opening participation.

WHAT YOU DO By volunteering to participate in “Exercise Your Freedom,” you commit to...

  • Running the marathon on April 17, 2006
  • E-mailing friends and family about your participation in “Exercise your Freedom” and asking them to sponsor you
  • Helping spread the word about slavery and genocide in Sudan and around the world in an effort to educate the public
  • Raising funds to support AASG’s work combating these human rights abuses

WHAT WE DO When you direct your friends and family to this Web site, they’ll find two pages. The first features a summary of the campaign, your runner profile, and photo; the second collects online donations and links to a sponsorship form. Simply put, you get the support and we’ll take care of the rest!

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU Once you agree to participate, we’ll need you to submit the following information. 

  • Your contact information (email, phone number). This will not be posted on the website. It will be used solely for us to get in touch with you.
  • Completed questionnaire. (We’ll confirm all profile parts before posting anything on the website.)
  • Photograph of yourself.

Before you commit to anything though, we invite you to register below to learn more.

Thank you for exercising your freedom on behalf of the American Anti-Slavery Group!


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