I share this medal with you!
November 06, 2016
Dear fellow Philanthropist,
My name is Omid Adabi and I am running for U.S. fund for UNICEF.
It was 2011 when I ran my first 5K (3.2 miles) raising awareness for cancer research on the annual Terry Fox run in Central Park. Those weren't the smoothest miles I had run in my amateur running career but they did consolidate my passion for running and my passion for philanthropic work.
On November 6th I will have the privilege of running the 2016 NYC Marathon through the 9run+1volunteer New York Road Runners entry program. Training for this feat has been quite the challenge and I can see the finish line near. Help me cross that finish line knowing that all 26.2 miles through the boroughs and every step in training was a push to help at least one child's life.
"The U.S. Fund for UNICEF helps save and protect the world's most vulnerable children. Rated one of the best charities to donate to, 90% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children."
An estimated 30 million children are on the run today, fleeing brutal violence, extreme poverty or both. This figure includes millions of children caught in conflict in Syria, Iraq, Yemen — more than a dozen countries; children driven from their homes and forced to make difficult and dangerous journeys abroad, children who are out of school and don’t know when they might return.
This crisis is a humanitarian emergency of unprecedented scale — one that demands immediate action. Whether these children are migrants, refugees or internally displaced, they are all children first. They need — and deserve — our help.
UNICEF is responding to this crisis across four continents: delivering lifesaving supplies to children and their families fleeing escalating violence in the Middle East and Northern Africa, providing water and tents to create safe spaces for the growing wave of children moving through Europe, and working to improve the lives of children running from violence and abuse in Central America.
I appreciate your consideration to donate to my fundraising page. Together, we can make an impact!
UNICEF's Motto: "We believe in a world where there are ZERO starving children; ZERO exploited children; ZERO children denied an education, and ZERO children deprived of clean water. Team UNICEF, will help us get closer to a day when every child has a safe and healthy childhood."
To learn more visit www.unicefusa.org.