When Lisa Shannon started running five years ago, it wasn't to slim down or to tone up. It was to bring about change.
The middle class woman from Portland, Oregon saw a 20-minute segment on the war in Congo -- a war whose victims included tens of thousands of women who had been raped, tortured, and killed.
"I couldn't believe that the deadliest war since World War II was going on and I had never heard of it," Shannon said. "I needed to find some simple way to say they matter to me."