Founding of World Runners 1978
After its founding in 1978 World Runners has helped people, especially women and children, improve the quality of their lives.
The Save the Children Relays involved 25,000 participants who raised over $1 million for child health programs in the U.S. and abroad. Over 100,000 children were immunized against fatal childhood diseases. Two transcontinental relays carried the child survival messages throughout the U.S. and 10 other nations, gaining proclamations from scores of national, state, and local governments.
Other major fundraising campaigns raised over $4 million through teams running for pledges at the Boston, Oakland, New York and other major marathons, as well as hundreds of other large and small events.