Why I'm running
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Why I'm running

About a year and a half ago I started running, something I never envisioned I would have an interest in or ever take up.  I started running as an outlet for much of the stresses that come with life, especially in my chosen field of work. Over the course of the last 18 months, I have logged a few thousand miles, burned through a half dozen pair of shoes and transformed my life in a way I didn't think was possible.  Best of all, my running journey has inspired others to take an interest in looking at ways to incorporate workouts into their daily life.  

I realize how fortunate I am to be able to run and do many of the things that some may never have the opportunity to do.  That inspired me to sign up to run the Chicago Marathon (26.2 Miles) this year with Team Palestine, raising funds for the Palestine Children Relief Fund. The Palestine Children's Relief Fund was established in 1992 by a group of concerned humanitarians in the United States to bring injured and sick children for free medical care they could not get locally. Since 1992, they have sent thousands of sick and injured children for free medical care, as well as sponsored hundreds of volunteer medical teams from all over the world to treat tens of thousands of sick and injured youths in local hospitals. PCRF has also built two pediatric cancer departments in Palestine and has several more major programs and projects taking place to help support the development of a sustainable health-care system. 

So I'm doing a different type of running, not for any public office --- but to help treat and provide much needed medical care for the children in Palestine. I'm hoping you will support my Chicago Marathon journey with a contribution of $50, $100 or $250 or more to help me reach my goal of $50,000. All contributions are tax deductible.

Training for the marathon isn't easy, it requires a great deal of discipline and time. Running long distances in the cold, heat and rain can be brutal, coupled with life's challenges --- trust me, I've wanted to give up a few times -- but my commitment to the Team and the reminder of who will benefit has inspired me to keep training to put me in the best possible position to finish this race. The Team has a saying "Every mile saves a child", and I'm hoping to cross the finishline on October 13th, and raising enough money to save the lives of a few children.  

Thank you for your support,


ps. you can learn more about pcrf at www.pcrf.net

For 10 years, Team Palestine for the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (TP4PCRF) has participated as a force that runs the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to help raise funds for various projects and centers to help children in Palestine and the Middle East. TP4PCRF runs because #everymilesavesachild. This year, we are running to help establish a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Ramallah, Palestine. With the PICU, children will be able to receive the adequate care they will need in dire situations. Runners from all over the world join together in Chicago to create awareness and celebrate their fundraising accomplishments by running 26.2 miles.
The PCRF was established in 1991 to help address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youth in the Middle East and has become the largest provider of free, specialized surgical care to all children regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East and is 501(c)3 tax exempt.  Please visit www.pcrf.net and www.teampalestine.com for more information on PCRF and Team Palestine for PCRF. 
Name Date Amount Comments
Ron Mcinroy 11/20/2019 $100.00 Hope your run went well
Anonymous Friend 11/13/2019 $500.00 On behalf of Jerry Morrison
Kathleen Madden 10/15/2019 $50.00 Late, but I got around to it. CONGRATS!!
Genita Robinson 10/14/2019 $50.00 I am amazed by you.
Jorge Ramirez 10/14/2019 $500.00 Well done my friend.
Clem Baslanoff 10/13/2019 $200.00 Enjoy my friend!
Luis Zepeda 10/13/2019 $26.20 You got this!
John Atkinson 10/13/2019 $250.00 Keep the inspiration going! #FTK
Lika Jubeh 10/13/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/13/2019 $25.00 Super awesome what you are doing!!
Lisa and Kwame Raoul 10/12/2019 $100.00 You trained for months. JUST DO IT!!!
Julie Vahling 10/12/2019 $50.00 Keep up the wonderful work! Will be cheering for you tomorrow!!
Sansh Abdelfattah 10/12/2019 $50.00 You Got this!
John Moore 10/12/2019 $50.00 Good luck
Rohit DSouza 10/12/2019 $50.00 You got this!
Tony Favela 10/10/2019 $25.00 Good Luck!
Kathleen Zofkie 10/09/2019 $100.00 Good luck Hanah!
Fred Niehaus 10/09/2019 $500.00 You will do well! You have trained hard for this. Regards, Fred Niehaus
COLLEEN DALEY 10/09/2019 $100.00 You are awesome! Run Hanah Run - you got this!
Trina Fresco 10/09/2019 $25.00 Good luck!
Brian Stryker 10/08/2019 $200.00  
Danielle Pappas 10/08/2019 $25.00 You are a rock star!
Alexi Giannoulias 10/08/2019 $500.00 Very proud of you...(if you don't finish, I'll never talk to you again) :)
Peggy Chiampas 10/08/2019 $100.00 Good luck Hannah!!!
GARY PATITUCCI 10/08/2019 $100.00 Good Luck Hanah
Anonymous Friend 10/08/2019 $50.00  
Reem Odeh 10/08/2019 $50.00  
Jay Rowell 10/07/2019 $50.00  
Terrie Pickerill 10/07/2019 $50.00  
Gail Morse 10/07/2019 $50.00 Run Hanah Run
Anonymous Friend 10/07/2019 $25.00  
Bridget Gainer 10/07/2019 $100.00 good luck - and who cares if you finish - you already look amazing!
Anthony Presta 10/07/2019 $25.00 Good luck, Hanah!!
Alex Armour 10/07/2019 $50.00  
Chris Kennedy 10/07/2019 $250.00  
Nicole Hayes 10/07/2019 $100.00 Sooooo freaking proud of you!!!
Diana Kenworthy 10/07/2019 $50.00 Have a great run Hanah! May the wind always be at your back. -Diana
Deborah Karton 10/07/2019 $50.00 Good luck Hanah!
Marc Poulos 10/07/2019 $100.00  
Nadia Ismail 10/02/2019 $50.00  
Kimberly Walz 10/02/2019 $50.00 Go Hanah go!
Amer Hasan 10/01/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 10/01/2019 $500.00  
Michael Dorf 09/27/2019 $100.00 In support of Hanah Jubeh's run.
John Mick II 09/10/2019 $50.00 Hanah I know you will do well in the Chicago Marathon! I will be cheering you on at 19.5 along Taylor Street. Gods Bless You as you finish! #26.2
John Jacoby 09/07/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/07/2019 $50.00 Thank you for all you do to help so many everyday! Proud to call you my friend.
Anonymous Friend 09/07/2019 $50.00 Good luck! Great cause.
Nicholas Sposato 08/22/2019 $500.00 Proud to call you my friend
Tony Garcia 08/14/2019 $100.00 Hanah, What a noble cause the motto will be enough to see you through the finish line. Success to you in the marathon and in life. Good Luck you got this!!!
  Total $6,326.20  
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