Sat, Sep 09 2017

Detroit Ajvar 5K Run/Walk,

Shelby charter Township, Michigan, United States Shelby charter Township, Michigan, United States

  • About the event

    In 2012 Beti Arsovska and Bernard Pesjak founded the Ajvar 5K, an annual signature charitable project under the auspice of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD). The Ajvar 5K’s purpose is strictly aiding the children by coming together for a charitable cause. 

    Why should you sponsor?

    These races are a great way to help children in need, unite communities, foster the community spirit and to safeguard the human rights of Macedonians. The Ajvar 5K has previously raised money for children with cerebral palsy and sponsored “11th October,” an orphanage in Macedonia. This year the Ajvar 5K will fundraise for children with Down Syndrome and autism. The fundraisers have been held continuously since its launch in 2012 and have taken place all around the world including the US, Canada and Australia.

    Ana Pancevska

    Ana Pancevska was born and raised in Tudence, Tetovo, Macedonia before moving to the United States in 2001. Ana is currently a Nursing student at Oakland Community College. Upon graduation, Ana plans to further her education to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Emergency Medicine. 

    Ana is particularly active in the Macedonian community in the Metro Detroit Area. She is the Social Media Coordinator for the Macedonian-American Student Association (MASA), a student organization whose intent to expose students to the traditions and culture of Macedonia by uniting Macedonians and friends enrolled in universities across Detroit. In 2015, Ana helped spearhead the MASA campaign "Help Ivan Lekoski" that successfully raised over $3,000 in funds for the medical treatment costs of 8-year old Ivan of Struga, Macedonia. In 2016, Ana was part of the planning committee for Detroit Ajvar 5K, which successfully raised over $8,500 for the Home for Infants and Young Children in Bitola, Macedonia. 

    In addition to her work with MASA, Ana has volunteered with the United Macedonian-Americans of Detroit (UMAD), whom awarded her with the 2016 UMAD Scholarship. Ana has also taken an active role in Generation M as head of their digital committee. 

    Ana's work and community outreach efforts are fueled by her deep desire in helping people, and often reflects on Mother Teresa's words of "doing small things with great love" for motivation. 

    Outside of school and her work in the community Ana enjoys reading, binge-watching Netflix, and playing with her Siberian Husky Maximus.

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  • 101-250 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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