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Ryan and Sara visit the Steps Kenya Hospital

As soon as Ryan and Sara set foot on Kenyan soil they headed out to the Kitale region of the Rift Valley to see firsthand the hospital supported by many of you!  They were greeted by over 200 villagers gathered singing songs of welcome and thanks to them for bringing the hospital to their village.  Ryan and Sara greeted the villagers and made sure to tell them that it was not just the Halls, but there was a group of runners that cared enough about their health to donate and raise funds for this hospital!  They all cheered and were very thankful.

Ryan and Sara found it very encouraging to talk with the 4 full-time nurses and doctors working there (whom are also funded by Steps!) and hear their reports of how the hospital is treating people daily for ailments such as malaria, malnutrition, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, and monitoring infant health.

Boston Team completes Kenyan hospital funding and funds Boys and Girls Club of South Boston!

Despite the intense New England heat at the Boston Marathon, the Steps
team prevailed and in the process took great “steps” towards bettering
the health of those in need domestically and abroad.  Through the
funds raised, Steps was able to give back to the area that has
provided Ryan and Steps runners with such an incredible race
experience year after year  and write a grant to Boys and Girls Club of
South Boston for $5,000.00.  The community served by the South Boston Club continues
to confront multiple challenges, including poverty, inadequate
education, unemployment, crime and high levels of substance abuse and
addiction. For the growing number of high-risk youth who live in the
area, the South Boston Club is a major resource.The Boston Team also helped
raise $33,000.00 to complete Steps’ hospital in the Rift Valley of Kenya!
For more information, see Steps’ Kenyan Hospital.

Way to go runners!