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St. Louis, MO: Running for a Reason

Izzy Howerton

Izzy Howerton is a runner who loves to go the distance. Earlier this year, she put her hobby to use by hitting the pavement for women with obstetric fistula.

Inspired by a Global Action Project class, in which she learned about global issues and how to solve them, Izzy decided to take on the issue of obstetric fistula in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She decided to combine her love of running with a project that could make a difference, and began asking friends and family to pledge a donation to Fistula Foundation for every mile she ran. On May 22 of this year, Izzy hit her goal of 200 miles run – and was able to donate an impressive $1,263 toward treatment for women with fistula in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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