Renate Runs Chicago Marathon 2019 for PCRF
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Renate Runs Chicago Marathon 2019 for PCRF
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Dear Friends and Running Buddies:

In 2019 I will be running the Chicago Marathon with Team Palestine for PCRF (The Palestine Children Relief Fund).

Why is PCRF so dear to me? Because no kid should ever endure cancer treatment without the parents by their side. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are required to apply for travel permits issued by the Israeli authorities so they can get from one place to another. That means if your kid needs to go to another city for cancer treatment, the parents need a permit to accompany the kid. It is not a given those permits are granted and many times the kids have to travel with a relative or a neighbor. 

Before you decide to donate, please walk for a minute in the shoes of a kid diagnosed with cancer going through chemotherapy and not having their mom by their side. Hospitals are scary enough for children. Think about how much more scary they become when you are alone. Put yourself in the mother's situation. Many of you are mothers and would never let their kids go alone to the doctor yet Palestinian mothers have no other choice. 

Please help me reach my fundraising goal so no kid will have to travel to another city and endure cancer treatment without the care and love of their mother by their side. 
This time more than ever, your generous donation will be key as some countries have ended humanitarian aid for Palestinians. 

No amount is too small and every penny goes a long way. PCRF is a 4 Star rated charity by Charity Navigator. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Every mile saves a child! 


Liebe Freunde und Laufkumpels,

dieses Jahr werde ich den Chicago Marathon für Team Palestine for PCRF (The Palestine Children Relief Fund) laufen. 
Warum ich für PCRF laufe? Weil kein Kind sollte die Chemotherapie ohne seine Eltern an seiner Seite durchmachen müssen. Eltern von krebskranken Kindern in Gaza und dem Westjordanland benötigen eine Reiseerlaubnis von der Israelischen Regierung, um zwischen den Palästinensischen Gebieten reisen zu dürfen. Oft bekommen die Eltern diese Erlaubnis nicht und die kleinen Patienten werden dann von älteren Familienangehörigen oder Nachbarn begleitet. 

Bevor Ihr Euch zu einer Spende entscheidet, stellt Euch vor wie es für Euch wäre, Euer krankes Kind nicht bei der Behandlung begleiten zu dürfen. Stellt Euch vor, was es für ein zusätzliches Trauma für das Kind bedeutet, die Mama nicht zur Seite zu haben. Viele von uns würden niemals ihr Kind alleine zum Arzt gehen lassen. Palästinensische Mütter haben diese Wahl nicht. Sie müssen, wenn ihnen die Reiseerlaubnis verweigert wird. 

Bitte helft mir mein Spendenziel zu erreichen. Kein Kind sollte eine Chemotherapie ohne die Mama an seiner Seite durchstehen müssen. Heute mehr den je, wird deine Spende, so groß oder so klein sie auch sein möge, eine große Wirkung haben - insbesondere weil die Vereinigten Staaten die humanitäre Hilfe an Palästina gestrichen haben. 

PCRF ist eine wohltätige Einrichtung, die kranken Kindern im Nahen und Mittleren Osten unabhängig von Herkunft oder Religion hilft.


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
Angela Caulfield 09/13/2019 $20.00 Good Luck Renate!
Aimee Hamilton 09/13/2019 $34.00 Getter done woman! I know you will ! Miss and love ya !!
Jennifer Siears 09/13/2019 $10.00  
Anita Murphy 08/29/2019 $150.00 Good luck my friend
Kathryn Nowicki 08/14/2019 $20.00 Renate, you are awesome and caring!
Katja Dannhorn 07/28/2019 $26.00  
Catalina Shin 07/26/2019 $100.00 Go Omi Go
Tracee Friederich 07/26/2019 $50.00  
Marty Dittmar 07/21/2019 $50.00 Love what you do. xxoo
Ginger Jager 07/21/2019 $50.00 Great work Renate!
Anonymous Friend 07/19/2019 $855.00  
Matthias Krenzel 07/17/2019 $112.79 Go, Weibi, go!
Bill Pucher 07/17/2019 $20.00  
Kelly Rickert 07/17/2019 $215.00 Good luck Renate! Can't wait to cheer you on! $215 cash from 1st fundraiser (Lisa donation was online already)
Eilish Fitzgerald 06/21/2019 $15.00  
Siobhan Fitzgerald 06/20/2019 $20.00  
Michelle Yohler 06/12/2019 $25.00 I hope this year to be able to return the favor of cheering YOU on from the sidelines at Chicago like you did for me last year.
Ana Badovinac 06/12/2019 $50.00 Renate me encanta donar para esta causa. Mucha surte.❤️
Www.Kufiya.Org Hirbawi Kufiyas 05/27/2019 $50.00 We support your great work. Run for human rights, run for Palestine.
Lisa Fitzgerald 05/12/2019 $35.00 In honor of Mother's Day in the United States, I am donating for the children who have to endure their treatments without their Mother's by their side.
Anonymous Friend 04/18/2019 $6.00  
Calvin Jordan 02/28/2019 $20.00 Run Renate run.
Maria F Matiz 02/19/2019 $50.00 Suerte!
Anonymous Friend 01/22/2019 $26.21 Keep on running! X
  Total $2,010.00  
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