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Light up the Night and Walk With The Mission of LSC-Montgomery

Orphanage kids kneeing in a row
Join the Mission of Lone Star College-Montgomery and Illuminate Nations for a 5k glow-in-the-dark walk on Saturday, October 11, at the Montgomery campus, to help raise money for underfunded orphanages in India and Nepal.
Light up the night and get your glow-in-the-dark walk on with
the Mission of Lone Star College-Montgomery and Illuminate Nations, to help raise money for underfunded orphanages in India and Nepal.

The Illuminate 5K glow-in-the dark course will be held on the LSC-Montgomery campus Saturday, October 11. Sign in will start at 6:30 and the race will begin at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $30 for individuals, $25 for groups with four or more runners, and there will be free snacks, drinks, t-shirts, glow gear and prizes for runners.

The Mission LSC is a Christian club for students at LSC-Montgomery, dedicated to bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to young adults and building an atmosphere of hope and love in our community. The Mission LSC and Illuminate Nations, an organization devoted to spreading the love of Jesus through missionary trips and community focused outreach, were birthed out of the hearts of young adults who want to see a difference in the world.

“Some Mission students went on a trip over the summer and met a few people from Nepal and India who were trying to put a Christian based orphanage together for victims of sex-trafficking,” said Mark Stelter, professor of criminal justice at LSC-Montgomery and co-advisor of the Mission LSC. “But it’s difficult because the government in charge doesn’t want them to. And that touched the students’ hearts’ and they asked if they could try to help raise the money for them.”

All profits raised during Illuminate 5k will help establish a two-story refuge home in one of the nations most needy regions, provide basic necessities like food and clean water, and offer extra funding to three additional orphanages.

“They’re going to send over 100% of the funds raised to help buy a house and take care of these kids,” Stelter said. “None of it will be used for salaries or anything, so they are turning to sponsors who will pay or contribute a certain amount to sponsor somebody to run.”

Donating money to help with start-up costs of the event is also welcome. Sponsors will have their company information put on the back of the shirts printed for the event, as well as the option to set up a stand at the race. Sponsorship of runners, providing equipment for the run and assistance in promoting the event is also greatly appreciated.

“I think it is an excellent opportunity for students, the community at large, as well as the faith community, to come together to help these orphans oversees,” said Sara Goff Lynch, professor of communications studies at LSC-Montgomery and co-advisor of the Mission LSC. “I am very proud of the work that our team has done, for fundraising purposes and corporate sponsorships, students have worked tirelessly to put this together.”

For more information about Illuminate 5k, contact Brittany Makysm at Brittany.maksym@hotmail.com or visit MissionLSC.com/Illuminate5k.

For more information on the Mission LSC, visit www.themissionlsc.com; or on Illumination Nations, visit www.illuminatenations.org.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.