Manchester woman joins effort to raise awareness about Congo
Union Leader staff | July 28. 2013 9:15PM
Ramazani will take part in a healing ceremony on the pilot boat while CongoSwim founder Keris Dahlkamp attempts to swim 22 miles across Lake Tahoe, which is expected to take him 12 to 14 hours.
CongoSwim 2013 will take place worldwide on Aug. 25, as swimmers at all levels swim to raise awareness of the disaster in eastern Congo.
Nunu Kidane, the director of Priority Africa Network, who was recognized as a “Champion of Change” by the White House, will be swimming in the San Francisco Bay Area.
There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to raise funds for the Congolese groups receiving grants from Global Fund for Women and Friends of the Congo. A portion of the funds raised will also benefit the USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make a Splash” initiative to prevent children from drowning in the U.S.
For more information, visit congoswim.org.