Team Palestine to participate in Right to Movement Marathon
Team Palestine for PCRF will travel to Bethlehem to participate in the Right to Movement Marathon in April.
The Marathon is organized by The Palestine Olympic Committee and Right to Movement. Funds raised by the team will assist The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund in building the first and only pediatric oncology department in Gaza.
Children suffering from cancer in Gaza lack access to the proper treatments needed for them to survive and thrive. This unique department will drastically improve the lives of children living in the conflict-ridden area.
“Not only is Team Palestine doing something that we love doing which is running to raise awareness and funds to help support the mission of PCRF, but this initiative is taking us to where it (PCRF) all started, Palestine. We are proud to represent PCRF on the streets of Bethlehem and honored to run alongside the people of Palestine who are running to assert their right to movement,” coordinator of Team Palestine’s Road to Bethlehem Souzan Naser told Palestine in America.
Team Palestine for PCRF was formed in 2010. Various groups of Team Palestine have participated in races in cities across the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco. The members have raised over $500,000 for PCRF, according to PCRF Chapters Coordinator Sarah Alrayyes.
The non-profit organization focuses on providing medical, social, and psychological support to children in the Middle East. The group gives aid regardless of nationality, religion, race, or gender. In 2013, PCRF built the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Center in Beit Jala, Palestine.
To learn more about the incredible work being done by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, please visit their website at www.pcrf.net.