Only reason for Akram to run a marathon is for Team Palestine for PCRF
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Only reason for Akram to run a marathon is for Team Palestine for PCRF

To all the people I told I'd never run a marathon for any reason, I lied. I found a good reason. 

This is my fundraising page for the 2019 Chicago Marathon. I'll be running with Team Palestine for the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) for their 10 year anniversary. PCRF was founded in 1991 as a way to help address the medical needs of Arab children in the Middle East. We are a non-political, non-religious humanitarian relief organization with the goal to provide medical attention and treatment to the children of Palestine and other countries throughout the Levant while also improving the fundamental defects in Palestinian health services. 

In 2018, thanks to money raised through the 42 PCRF chapters around the world, 83 medical missions took place and 20 children were sent abroad to receive the medical attention they needed. The money also helps support different projects with the PCRF including a pediatric cancer center in Gaza and a pediatric ICU in Ramallah. 

The PCRF is a 501(c)3 tax exempt charity and has no affiliation with religion or politics. Help me support the kids of the PCRF. 

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 and for more information on PCRF and Team Palestine for PCRF. 
Name Date Amount Comments
Craig Whitis 10/19/2019 $50.00 You make me proud, AK.
Lulu Lagree 10/12/2019 $50.00 1995 Atlanta Braves
Ashley Matta 09/22/2019 $55.00 Good luck!
Summer McKesson 09/17/2019 $26.00 You got this!
Danielle Phillips 09/17/2019 $10.00  
Rashad Hamideh 09/07/2019 $100.00 Keep up the good work Akram! You inspire me! Enjoy that Chicago pizza after you finish!
Ikram Shalabi 07/13/2019 $300.00 Love this cause and your dedication to it!
Z S 07/13/2019 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/03/2019 $100.00 You got this Akram! Amo would be so proud.
Anonymous Friend 05/01/2019 $500.00 #AIStrong #AkramUnleashed #ForAISr.
Patrick Kelly 04/30/2019 $40.00 Keep being an amazing human! I hope this little bit helps get the Ramallah Pediatric ICU one step closer to being built!
Kandis Webb 04/30/2019 $100.00 Happy to support such a great cause and person! #ForTheCulture #WakandaForeverASupporter
Anonymous Friend 04/27/2019 $20.00  
Michael Piermont 04/26/2019 $100.00  
Kimberly Bocian 04/26/2019 $100.00 Go AK. So proud of the heart you have.
Anonymous Friend 04/20/2019 $465.00 Your dedication to the Palestinian cause is inspirational to all. You’re going to do great, Akram! I’m rooting for you all the way.
Akram Ibrahim 04/08/2019 $100.00  
Claire F. 02/20/2019 $50.00  
Sonu Kaur 02/20/2019 $200.00 Hope you are doing well. You inspire me!
Anonymous Friend 02/07/2019 $500.00  
Sarah Reichard 01/14/2019 $50.00 Thanks for allowing me to participate in such a great cause!!
Suheir Ibrahim 11/25/2018 $100.00 Wanted to be the first one to wish you good luck...Way to put a smile on a child’s face!!!! Go Akram and Go Team Palestine! Love you!!! <3 <3 <3
Anonymous Friend 11/25/2018 $35.00 Your determination to represent the PCRF and the PCRF itself are both inspirational examples of what the world needs. Keep striving for greatness!
  Total $3,101.00  
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