Some 27 First Ladies to Join 10,000-Strong African Women’s AIDS Run
September 11, 2003
Twenty-seven African first ladies will join 10,000 women September 20 for the 10-kilometer first International Women's AIDS Run in Nairobi, Kenya. The event will recognize African women's role in caring for people with HIV/AIDS and AIDS orphans. Participants will include Kenyan marathon gold medalist Catherine Ndereva and fellow medalist Edith Masai, who took bronze in the 5,000-meters at last month's International Athletics Championships in Paris. The charity event, expected to raise at least a half billion shillings (US$6.6 million) to benefit women and children in Kenya, takes place on the eve of an international conference on HIV/AIDS and STDs in Africa. Some 8,000 local and international delegates from Africa are expected to attend the meeting in Nairobi Sept. 21-26.
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