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A Year of Impact and a Look Ahead

A Year of Impact and a Look Ahead

What do a 16-year-old high schooler learning to code in Portland, Oregon, a seven-year-old second-grader starting her first computer science class in Amsterdam, and a 20-year-old university student building her first mobile app in Gaza have in common?

For each, the proceeds from the 2017 4K 4Charity Fun Run Series help provide access to valuable learning opportunities, mentorship experiences, and new paths to success.

Since 2014, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run has grown from a single run to a global series of four annual events, and is now the official running event for the NAB Show in Las Vegas and IBC Show in Amsterdam as well as an enduring tradition in the Portland, Oregon tech community. Since its founding, more than 6,400 registrants have supported the series and helped raise $630,000 in gross proceeds.

In 2017, participation reached new heights as more than 2,400 registrants helped raise awareness and financial support for non-profits focused on increasing diversity and building cultures of inclusion. The payoff for their time and perspiration? More than $155,000 donated to non-profits for the year.

Held to increase awareness and financial support for non-profits focused on increasing diversity and building cultures of inclusion, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run has been able to help organizations such as Girls Who Code, Women Who Code, Heifer International, Rosemary Anderson High School, KairosPDX, and the ShadeTree. Here are two examples of 4K 4Charity Fun Run proceeds at work:

  • Stichting NewTechKids, which provides science and technology education for economically challenged youth in the Netherlands, supports a computer science teacher training program with proceeds from 4K 4Charity.
  • Mercy Corps , which works in 40 countries to empower people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good, operates coding academies in Gaza where girls learn how to build mobile applications and have access to female computer science role models. The 4K 4Charity series has supported Mercy Corps’ efforts in Gaza and globally to empower adolescents to realize their full potential.

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run Series stands apart by delivering 100 percent of individual contributions directly to the non-profit organizations it serves. Every penny pledged by individual participants goes to where it will make a lasting impact: organizations that support communities in need and underrepresented populations with educational resources, career opportunities, food and shelter, and more.

In 2018, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run Series can make an even bigger impact with your help. This year’s first run will take place at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Please register today to save your space, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same. You can get all the latest Series updates at http://4k4charity.com/ and follow updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For sponsorship opportunities for any of the 2018 4K 4Charity events, please contact Kate Incerto at incertok@elemental.com.

Thank you for your support!