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Happy Memorial Day! Make microfinance a part of your summer.

By Opportunity International

Today the first three-day weekend of the summer comes to a close.

So what are you planning to do this summer?

Join the YAO team for the 14th Annual Chicago Half Marathon/5K on Sunday, Sept. 12. Be a part of the fifth largest half marathon in the U.S. and run the lakefront course along South Lake Shore Drive. The YAO team will train together over the summer and share a pre-race pasta dinner. It’s a great way to get more involved in microfinance and join the fight against poverty, and you’ll be making your summer workouts count by raising funds for YAO’s initiatives with Opportunity Tanzania.

For those who can’t make it to Chicago, launch your own fundraiser and gather a group for the event of your choice. Want inspiration? YAO-San Diego led the way when they organized a group to run in their local Coronado Bridge Race on May 16 for Opportunity International.

Check out to get started and launch your own event.

Here’s wishing you a healthy, happy summer.

For more information about joining YAO for the Chicago Half Marathon/5K and for a special YAO registration discount, email [email protected].

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