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Paris Runs for Jim

Dear ASP community and friends,
 
It’s that time of year again! Join me in running for Jim and Press Freedom in the 9th annual James W. Foley Freedom 5k (and you can certainly walk it if that’s more your speed :) )
 
Those of you who know me are likely aware that James Foley, the American journalist held captive for two years and publicly murdered by ISIS on August 19, 2014, was my cousin. Jim was a committed conflict journalist, a compassionate teacher and mentor, and a humanitarian who aspired to live a life of moral courage. He continues to inspire me every day.
 
For the past eight years, the ASP community has played a huge part in making the annual James W. Foley Freedom 5k a success, and for that, my family and I thank you. We’re so excited to have the run back in full force at the American School of Paris!
 
The run will take place in the Parc de Saint Cloud on Friday, October 13*. We will be meeting at ASP after the school day at 3:40 pm in front of the US cafeteria.

*NB: the date at the top of this page refers to the official run on location in New Hampshire and Washington, DC. The Paris Team will be running on Friday.

Whether you can make it or not, please consider making a donation to the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. The mission of the foundation is "to advocate for the safe return of all Americans detained abroad, to protect independent conflict journalists and to educate regarding these threats to our freedom." I will also be collecting donations at my desk in the MS/US Library over the next few weeks and on the day of the run.

I hope to see you there!
 
Thank you again for your support this year and all the years before. It really means the world to my family and all those who cared about Jim.
 
Sincerely,
Maria Colina

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