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Soroptimists to hold virtual fundraiser in January

VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invited the public to sign up for their “30 Miles in 30 Days” virtual fitness challenge fundraiser. The challenge will begin Monday, Jan. 1, and end Saturday, Jan. 30. Participants can register online at or text the code “3030WALK” to 44-321.

“We’re asking our supporters locally and nationwide to pledge online to walk, run or bike a total of 30 miles in January, and to pledge $1 per mile. They can also choose to just donate without walking,” event chair Jackie Huyck said.

Participants can pledge individually, join an existing team or form their own team.

“It's a great way to get back in shape after the holidays, at a time and place of your own choosing, while helping a worthy cause at the same time,” Huyck said..

Proceeds raised from the month-long event will be given out as Soroptimist Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards to local women who are their head of household and who are enrolled in colleges or trade schools and need assistance. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

“We give out several of these awards each year, and most of our past Live Your Dream Awards recipients have been single moms who have been victims of domestic abuse, homelessness and human trafficking,” Huyck said. “The more money we raise this January, the more women we’ll be able to help.”

Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement with a network of around 66,000 club members in 120 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across seven UN Centers, where our UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard.

Members work on grassroots projects that help women and girls achieve their potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in their communities. The Vista club includes members from Escondido, Fallbrook, Bonsall and San Marcos and meets twice per month. New members are welcome. For more information, visit or call 760-683-9427.

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland.


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