This physical fitness campaign was organized by Youth Ambassador Julia Shannon to raise funds for the Ghana Group Empowerment program. During the month of June, Julia hosted online music concerts and motivational talks about fitness, nutrition, the Paralympic Games, and the power of sport.

Julia’s journey with International Needs began a few years ago when she learned about the impact of child sponsorship from a family friend. That inspired her to sponsor a child of her own in Ghana, which led to her current role with International Needs, where she is an ambassador for the Ghana Group Program, raising funds and awareness for the children it supports.

Julia had hoped to raise $3,000, and thanks to her hard work and the generosity of many supporters, she doubled her goal, finishing with more than $6,000 by the end of June! THANK YOU to Julia and everyone who biked, walked, ran, hiked, canoed, sang, spoke, and donated to support her goal.

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