When we see images of the war in Syria, we share the same gut-wrenching, heartbreaking reaction: we feel, we grieve, and we question.
When we see these images, we forget for a moment that we are looking at the faces of strangers living thousands of miles away. We see the faces of loved ones staring back at us from the screen and we see our families. We see the pain in their faces and wonder: what would I do if this were my wife or my child? Immediately afterwards, we ask ourselves: what can I do to end this suffering?
I am running the Route 66 Marathon in November to help raise awareness of the reality in Syria and raise funds to help make a direct, lasting impact on the lives of the people affected by the ongoing conflict in the region.
You have the ability to turn empathy into action and become part of this journey by making a donation to this cause. Your donation will help the UNHCR continue to provide life-saving food and shelter to over 4.8 million Syrian refugees. You can also support Run for Team Refugee and the UNHCR by sharing this page and spreading awareness of this cause.