BENEFITING: CHILDREN OF WAR FOUNDATION
EVENT: Spartan Race 2014
EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2014
Omar Al-Midani wrote -
In honour of Children of War Foundation (www.cowf.org) I will be taking part in the SoCal Spartan Beast Race - over 12 miles of hill runs and mud runs with over 25 obstacles. The winner of those events completes in about 3 hours and 30 minutes and many take as long as 6 to 7 hours. I will aim to complete in under 5 hours.
I am 40 and this is not good for my health. I am not planning to do this again. But I am planning to push myself until failure if need be because I believe in this cause so please think about that when you donate. The charity I am raising money for is amazing. It's an organization that helps children of war. Many of them are disfigured and have lost limbs and the amazing people of COWF coordinate for these kids to get the medical help they need to try to regain normal lives. Surgeons working for free, hospitals donating beds, people taking these children in with them while the convalesce!
There is nothing political about this charity, the victims are innocent children, casualties of war. The beauty about it is that every dollar goes a long way towards helping kids. We met the COWF people and they told us that with $40,000 last year they were able to perform over $2 million worth of medical work on these kids.
So please help and donate as much as you can. Remember I will be killing myself for 5+ hours for this, so donate some good money here. Lastly, and importantly, I will personally match all donations 1-1. So again please give generously.
Thank you for all your support.