Thank you to all who came out for the 2014 Lake Merritt Walk for Congo!  Details for a similar event to take place in the Summer of 2015 will be posted soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2014Coco Ramazani 100

1pm walk beginsByb Chanel Bibene 100

3:00pm – 5:00pm Congolese speakers, food and music

3534 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland in California

Walk to begin and end at Lakeshore Baptist Church.

  • Traditional food of the Democratic Republic of CongoMuadi Mukenge 100
  • Special dance performance by Byb Chanel Bibene, Vivien Bassouamina and Rocssy MahaniaEric Johnson 100
  • Panel of speakers to include Coco Ramazani, a Congolese children’s advocate whose story of survival is told in the book Tell This To My Mother, Eric Johnson who recently relocated to Oakland and will share about his experience as a refugee, and Muadi Mukenge, Global Fund’s Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa, will share how funds raised are impacting women’s lives in Congo.

There is a suggested donation of $35 per individual or family (sliding scale) which goes directly to the CongoSwim beneficiaries. Advance registration is not required but appreciated.  Questions? 925.323-7928


Can’t make the walk, but want to send your support?

Click the ‘Donate’ button above to give what you can. Every dollar matters. Details about the groups we are raising funds for are on the Who We Support page.  Thank you!

If you prefer to give by check, make it payable to Friends of the Congo and put CongoSwim and my name in the memo line.  Mail your check  to:

Friends of the Congo8-23 LAKE MERRITT WALK FLYER
1629 K St., NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006