CREATING AWARENESS AT THE ZURICH PUB TREASURE HUNT
In late March, the Zurich Chapter joined up with glocals.com for an exciting pub treasure hunt around the Neiderdorf. More than 60 guests mixed and mingled as they traveled to six different pubs, trying to answer all sorts of trivia, including many questions about Room to Read.
Special thanks to glocals.com, an online social platform for English-speaking expats and international-minded locals in Switzerland.
KICK START YOUR NEW YEAR
In January, the Zurich Chapter hosted its first fundraiser of 2014 with a fun, hour-long fitness boot camp class followed by an informal and healthy brunch. Almost 20 participants challenged themselves with kettlebells, TRX, the battle rope and much more, but more importantly they help raise awareness and funds for Room to Read. More than CHF 800 was raised.
Special thanks to chapter member Jayne Faulkner and the personal trainers at NuYu in Zurich.
YAK PACK IMPACTS MORE THAN 320 GIRLS
The Zurich Chapter is so proud of the efforts of the 2013 Yak Pack. Not only did they successfully complete the infamous Jungfrau Marathon, but they raised USD 80,000 for girls' education...that's enough to impact the lives of 320 girls!
One of the regional Swiss newspapers, The Jungfrau Zeitung, picked up on the buzz and wrote about our runners.
> Read the full article in German
ONCE ISN'T ENOUGH
Inspired by the incredible achievement of Krista Glotzbach, Rachel Dale and Tom Monroe in 2012, AnneMarie O'Neill and Christian Langenegger decided to repeat the challenge in 2013 - run th marathon course up to Kleine Scheidegg and then run back down to the start in Interlaken. Two marathon courses in one day!
Read Christian's blog (in English) to learn more about the story behind the 84.4 kilometers and two times ± 2176 meters in altitude that these two runners overcame in support of Room to Read's Girls' Education Progam.