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  • Greecian Shelter, Prospect Park (map)
  • 95 Parkside Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY, 11218
  • United States

New York -- move for mental health with UNRWA USA at the fifth annual #Gaza5K walk/run on Saturday, March 30 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn!

The Gaza 5K was created in 2012 to fund UNRWA's Community Mental Health Programme (CMHP) and make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip.

Your participation and fundraising allows UNRWA to employ CMHP counselors, locally recruited from the refugee population, to provide psychosocial support to address the mental health needs of refugee children and families in the Gaza Strip who suffer from trauma due to repeated Israeli military assaults and the continued blockade.

Event timeline:
8:00 am - Gaza 5K packet and fundraising prize pick-up
9:30 am - Opening ceremony
10:00 am - Race begins!
10:45 am - Awards ceremony for top 3 finishers
11:00 am - Closing ceremony with more awards, followed by the dabke dance party!
12:30 pm - Event ends

Registration:
Sign up at gaza5k.org and start fundraising to make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip!

Fundraising prizes:
- Fundraise $50 and get one official Gaza 5K t-shirt (each individual must fundraise a minimum of $50 beyond the cost of registration to receive their shirt)
- Fundraise $500 for a beautiful, classic keffiyeh from the Hirbawi Textile Factory, the last remaining keffiyeh factory in Palestine. They come complete with a “made in Palestine” tag!
… more fundraising perks to be added!

Like our page on Facebook and mark yourself attending on the official Facebook event page for real-time updates!

Learn more and find all other race details at gaza5k.org/nyc.