Students Raise Funds at 5K for Brighter Dawns

Pictured are participants of the 5K for Brighter Dawns.

The student-run organization Brighter Dawns raised more than $1,150 during the 5K for Brighter Dawns on April 16.

The group is raising funds to build 30 latrines and 10 wells in Khalispur, Bangladesh. They also hope to provide sanitary kits to local households and hire three community health officers to educate the community in sanitary practices.

Brighter Dawns Development Director Jason Youngbin Lee '12 and Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano.

Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano and Wesleyan President Michael Roth attended the event.

Participants paid $10 to walked or run the 3.1 mile course, which was located on the Wes Fuhrman ’05 Trail near Long Lane. Brighter Dawns also raised funds by selling t-shirts at the event. Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers.