Run4Bhopal: Please Support this Initiative!

Just two days left until I embark on my Run4Bhopal half marathon, and I'm a little short of my fundraising goal.  To support the ongoing struggle for justice in Bhopal, please donate to my Run4Bhopal! I'm asking for $25, or as much as you can afford.

Original running image from“If I were to tell you a story about how a toxic cloud had poisoned an Indian city of a million people, would you believe me? If I told you that one of the world’s largest companies had run away like a thief in the night and left mountains of poisons behind for the last twenty-six years, would you doubt me? If I told you that the world’s poorest people will never stop fighting for the right to be toxic-free while challenging the captains of American power, would you call me a dreamer?”

~ Gary Cohen, longtime Bhopal activist, and Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm and the Environmental Health Fund

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On July 31st, I will run 13.1 miles in the San Francisco Half Marathon to support the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB). To donate, please go to my wish:  Who me? Run at 6a.m.? Yes! Here’s why…

This July marks two years of my involvement with the Bhopal Movement. The fearless activists I’ve been so lucky to work with—from Bhopal (in heart of India), to Istanbul, to Ireland, to right here in the Bay Area—have inspired and shaped my life in more ways than I could possibly recount. ICJB-U.S. raises awareness on Bhopal where it’s needed the most, the home country of Dow Chemical. I hope to raise $500 (or more!) for ICJB, enough to cover travel expenses for two East Coast Bhopal activists to attend our annual leadership training conference on the issue in the Bay Area this fall (more information on the conference to come, stay posted).

Please support Run4Bhopal with any amount you’re able to donate, it would mean the world to me. Special thanks to those who have been generously giving their time and money to this important issue for the past 26 years!

In solidarity,


P.S.—broke and can’t donate? I totally understand. You can still contribute by passing this along to friends and family!

P.P.S.—PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) acts as U.S. fiscal sponsor for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal: 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to the campaign.

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