BENEFITING: UNICEF USA
EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2015
We are facing the worst refugee crisis in decades. More than 19 million people have been forced to flee their home countries because of war, persecution, and oppression, and every day an estimated 42,500 more join them. At a time when more people than ever need help, wealthy countries are more reluctant to help them — putting thousands or millions of innocent refugee families in peril.
As we sip our coffee, worry about work, play with our children -- thousands of children elsewhere are dying, are scared, hungry, homeless and unsafe. As a small token of help to these children, I will run a 10K trail race on September 26th (http://www.mohonkpreserve.org/pptp), to raise funds for UNICEF, and support their efforts to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. I am asking my family and friends to donate to this cause, about which I feel so strongly.