On October 5th American Friends of UNRWA and the Ramallah Club are hosting the first ever Gaza Solidarity 5K walk/run in San Francisco!
The proceeds from this event will benefit UNRWA’s psycho-social support program for children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating November 2012 violence and the prolonged blockade. Since November, reported cases of PTSD have risen by more than 100%. 42% of those cases are children under the age of nine.
These children need our help, and that’s why your participation is so critical. Whether you participate as a sponsor, runner, walker, or cheerleader, we want to see you there!
By participating, you will directly support UNRWA’s psycho-social support program to provide these children with critically needed counseling services, offering them a safe space to express their emotions and fears, and the opportunity to work with trained counselors to learn valuable coping skills.
Lace up your running or walking shoes, bring your friends, your family, and even your pets and we’ll see you October 5th!
On June 8th we held our 2nd annual Gaza Solidarity 5K in Washington DC, where we’re based. Nearly 400 people came out, and altogether we raised over $92,000, providing 3,000 kids with UNRWA’s counseling services.