“Run for a Refugee” next Saturday, Oct. 13

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Have you ever wondered how you can best help out those who are in need? For BYU-I student AJ Frazier, this question hung over him as he spent time in Europe.

While overseas, Frazier was exposed to many different cultures and people from all walks of life. Included among these were many who were displaced or otherwise less fortunate than he. The experience moved Frazier to a feeling of responsibility — to help out, in any way he can.

This upcoming Saturday, October 13, he is taking a step to making a difference.

Run for a Refugee

Frazier and other students have partnered with local businesses to put on “Run for a Refugee”, a 5k event whose proceeds will benefit the CSI Refugee Center in Twin Falls.

By registering for the race, participants join an “impassioned community-wide effort” that aims to accept, integrate, and assist refugees as they join our community.

“Our purpose in this run is to unite local residents and students in the same cause — to further integrate our refugee friends into western society,” says Frazier.

Sign up for the 5k Event

All participants will receive a free t-shirt and the privilege of running in the event. If you wish to participate, you can register and view a full list of local sponsors at Eventbrite. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on October 13 at the corner of W 4th N and N 5th W in Rexburg.

You can also learn more from the Run for a Refugee Facebook page.

Make a Difference

This is not only an opportunity to join a worthy cause, but it’s also a chance to support the community. Since its inception, the CSI Refugee Center has resettled upwards of 2500 refugees in southeast Idaho. As more people arrive seeking asylum, your proceeds assist them as they make the transition.

Like Frazier, you can see a need and make a difference.