Film screening to fund Ethiopian runners

A group of amateur Geneva-based runners are promoting a fundraising screening of Town of Runners, a film that tells the story of two young girls, living in a rural town as they try to improve their lives through running. The event seeks to collect donations to fund a coach for young Ethiopian runners and facilitate opportunities for running, education and employment. The target is about CHF500, which will fund one coach for 12 months.

Organizers told GenevaLunch a suggested donation of CHF12 is asked of anyone attending the screening, “but that more substantial donations are of course welcomed.”

The screening will take place at the Palais de Nations, Room XXV, on 4 December at 18:30. RSVP by 28 November at which time additional information on accessing the venue will be provided. Email: or

Additional background information on the charity which this event will support as well as on the film can be found at the links below:

Running Across Borders:
Town Of Runners:

Location: Geneva
Link out:
Date: 4 Dec 2012