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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:00 am

Desert Vista High School's STAND group hosted their second Dash for Darfur 5K run/walk Saturday morning, raising over $4,000 for the Genocide-Intervention Network's Civilian Protection Program. STAND, made up of about 20 high school students at Desert Vista, is a student anti-genocide coalition with over 500 chapters nationwide. The students hosted the 5K last year, and again this year, to raise money to protect internally displaced persons in Darfur, Sudan. "Last year we raised over $3,000 in total from the Dash for Darfur," STAND sponsor Shannon Corcoran said. "This year we aimed to hit $4,000." The cross country team, teachers, P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon participants and Active.com members made up most of the 150 Dash for Darfur participants, Corcoran said. "I think what makes this race different is that you have high school kids that are extremely passionate about a world problem," Corcoran said. "They're raising money for their cause and they put their heart and soul into it. They try to make it as successful as it could possibly be." Last year, STAND raised $10,000 for the Darfur Schools Project and aimed to collect 4,000 signatures on petitions to stop the genocide in Darfur and host one event per month. "For the club this year we'd just like to up" the money raised, Corcoran said. "We don't have a set goal." STAND member Sarah Anand said the club was thrilled with the attendance at the race this year. "We were extremely happy with how everything turned out, and were really glad that everyone came and donated for such an important cause," Anand said. "Our idea in doing this event was to show the community that although we teenagers may grow up in an area like Ahwatukee, we still care deeply about matters in the world, and we want to get as many people involved as possible." For more information about STAND, visit http://www.standnow.org">www.standnow.org, http://www.dvstand.com">www.dvstand.com or e-mail desertvistastand@gmail.com.

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