Hi everyone! On April 1st, I'm running in the Palestine "Right to Movement" Marathon (I'll be doing the 10K!!) in Bethlehem, Palestine to raise funds for building the first and only children's cancer deptartment in the Gaza Strip. In the U.S. we are able to effectively treat most childhood cancers, with a survival rate of almost 90%. Early treatment is crucial, but due to the Israeli military blockade, children fighting cancer in Gaza are unable to access standard of care treatment. The "Right to Movement" Marathon is a perfect way to symbolize the challenges that our children fighting cancer in Gaza face. Instead of sending them abroad, PCRF plans to bring services to them that will save lives and help reduce the suffering of these poor children and their families. PCRF has already successfully built a cancer treatment center in the West Bank and construction is currently underway in building an even better facility in Gaza (http://pcrf.net/pediatric-cancer-program%ef%bb%bf/). I hope you can make a donation on behalf of my run so it can go towards building this vital pediatric oncology department in Gaza. Thank you!!
The Right to Movement (RTM) Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem will be held on April 1, 2016. The RTM is a global running community with a cause behind them. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement, but not everyone has the option. Restriction on movement is one of the major challenges for the Palestinian people living under occupation. Palestinians cannot move freely on roads, or from one city to another. The Palestinians right to movement is controlled by their ID, permits, which city they live in, or who they are married to. Ever been through Qalandia? Then you know why we do this! The State of Palestine does not even control the full olympic marathon distance of 42,195 KM. This is why we do it.
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (www.pcrf.net) was established in 1991 to help address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youth in the Middle East. It has become the largest provider of free, specialized surgical care to all children regardless of race, religion or ethnic background. Since its inception in 2009, Team Palestine has raised over $300,000 for PCRF (www.teampalestine.com). In 2016, your donation will benefit a cancer center to be built in Gaza, Palestine. Please support our runners by making a donation to this worthy cause. Every mile saves a child!
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