Hello! My name is Yasmeen. I am a college student at the Univerisity of Illinois at Chicago studying public health. This year I am running my second marathon and to make the experience even more meaningful I want to raise money for Palestinian children in the Middle East who are in need of medical treatments and surgeries.
WHAT IS PCRF? The Palestine Children's Relief Fund, a non-political organization established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. PCRF aims to locate, sponsor and run volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric urology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, occupational therapy, and other specialties. Since their founding, over 800 children have been, or currently are being treated, outside of the Middle East through the PCRF.
More information can be found at: https://www.pcrf.net/