Saturday, May 21, proved to be a real soaker and not the best conditions at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC for a 5K. That didn’t stop hundreds from showing up bright and early (7 AM) to run or walk in solidarity with the children in Gaza.
The successful fundraiser supports UNRWA’s psycho-social programs for children suffering from PTSD. Tragically, more than 50% of the children in Gaza suffer from PTSD.
This was my second #Gaza5K. Thanks to generous donors, I exceeded my $2,000 goal. I’m waiting to hear the final stats from UNRWA-USA but I heard they exceeded their goal too. Yeah!
Honestly, I thought about not rolling out of bed at 5 AM to drive to DC to walk in the rain, but I’m glad I did it ….. for me, for the people who donated to my campaign, and for the children in Gaza.
I met some really cool new friends, and received some great advice about my personal journey to return to Gaza. I’m contacting the National Lawyers Guild this week.
Thank you to the UNRWA-USA staff who inspired all of us to do our best for the children in Gaza. You are truly making a difference!