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Herman Gouri's Fundraiser:

Ironman for Syrian Refugees

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BENEFITING: The Syria Fund, Inc.

Herman Gouri

THE STORY:

I have been training for an Ironman 70.3 race for over one year now. People are always asking me how I do it. They think it's so difficult because of the sacrifice and commitment that it requires. The sacrifice and commitment that I put in towards training is a tiny fraction of the sacrifice and commitment that Syria's refugees face nowadays.

They risk their lives to cross thousands of miles for the hope of a better tomorrow. They give up their homes, friends and families. They travel to foreign lands where they don't know if they will be welcomed or vilified. They sacrifice literally everything that they have so that their children do not need to go to sleep with the sound of bombs exploding nearby.

What is happening in Syria is a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of innocent people have already lost their lives and the death toll continues to mount. The aim of this fundraiser is to help the people who have been able to flee Syria. The Syria Fund, which is the non-profit organisation that your donations will go to, is focused on helping Syrian refugees that

It is to provide them with a small base from which they can start to build towards a better future. Feel free to donate as much as you wish. Know that your contribution will make a difference who is suffering simply because they were born in the wrong place at the wrong time in history.

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