J/P HRO’S 2013 ING NYC MARATHON TEAM RAISES NEAR $300,000 TO BENEFIT HAITI’S RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT Nov04

J/P HRO’S 2013 ING NYC MARATHON TEAM RAISES NEAR $...

New York, NY – November 4, 2013 – J/P Haitian Relief Organization celebrates the extraordinary effort and commitment of Team J/P HRO, which took part in yesterday’s 2013 ING NYC Marathon to raise funds for “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign. This fundraising effort is dedicated to supporting J/P HRO programs that continue to provide health care, education, construction, and the safe return to permanent housing for displaced earthquake survivors in Haiti. Earlier this year, J/P HRO fielded a team of activists, philanthropists, high-­‐profile entrepreneurs, alongside five of Haiti’s top-­‐ ranked athletes to run in the 2013...

Petrus Cesarion and others to run NYC Marathon to raise money for Haiti Nov02

Petrus Cesarion and others to run NYC Marathon to ...

Source: NY Daily News – J/P HRO secured five coveted charitable spots in the New York City Marathon, the world’s biggest road race, and offered them to the top finishers in a half-marathon in June held in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Five years ago, a young Haitian man who is not much wider than a chopstick decided to run a race. A marathon runner friend had told him, “You have the build of a runner. You should try it.” So the young man entered a local six-kilometer race. He did not train for it. His footwear was an old pair of tennis shoes. Petrus Cesarion finished first, and made a discovery. “I love to pass other...

Bertine Lainé – Moving Ahead Oct14

Bertine Lainé – Moving Ahead

Source: Huffington Post – Moving Ahead and Breaking Barriers One Race at a Time I’m a 31-­‐year-­‐old woman, who for the last 11 years has been running what our country calls “a man’s race.” It all began when I wanted to join the national Haitian police force. I first started athletic training and a friend talked me running a semi-­‐marathon. A new horizon opened up. I discovered my passion as a runner and for sports. While ultimately, I didn’t make the police force, I began to train seriously. I wanted to challenge myself, to increase my speed, endurance and stamina. It’s been more than...

Be Selfish Oct10

Be Selfish

A dear friend and mentor of mine once told me that giving, in its best form, is really a selfish act. By giving, a person rewards themselves with the reflection of their best self, and this is what leads to an enriching cycle of personal satisfaction. My work with J/P HRO has been an example of selfish giving. It began in April 2013, when I visited the two health clinics that J/P HRO established in the Delmas 32 neighborhood. The scope of care provided and the dedication of the staff was impressive. I wanted to see the dental clinic as I have spent the last 20 years working in the dental business. I met the dentist, Dr. Anderson, and saw...

Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time Sep17

Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time

Breaking Barriers One Race at a Time A profile of two elite Haitian female marathoners: Bertine Lainé and Carline Lamour On any given day in Port-­‐au-­‐Prince, Haiti, you can count on your fingers the number runners training in the street. They are a rare and impressive sight: dodging traffic and weaving past pedestrians and street vendors, finding their footing amid potholes and debris. They are a testament to Haiti’s small but growing running community. Yet as in most sports, women have yet to fully find their place in what is largely seen as “a man’s race.” Two female athletes stand out: Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline...

J/P HRO SELECTS FIVE ELITE HAITIAN RUNNERS TO COMPETE IN 2013 ING NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Aug15

J/P HRO SELECTS FIVE ELITE HAITIAN RUNNERS TO COMP...

Astrel Clovis, Pétrus Césarion, Jean Macksony, Bertine Lainé, Carline Lamour to be Sponsored by the J/P HRO “The Long Run for Haiti” Fundraising Campaign on CrowdRise PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (AUGUST 15, 2013) — J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is proud to announce the five Haitian athletes to be sponsored through “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign on the fundraising platform CrowdRise. The Haitian marathon runners joining Team J/P HRO include three men, Astrel Clovis, 43, Pétrus Césarion, 31, and Jean Macksony, 27, and two women, Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline Lamour, 21. These elite athletes will join forces with Team...