Virtual Gaza 5k

12 Sep 2020



Are you ready to run, walk (or just watch) the 2020 Virtual Gaza Run/Walk + Digital Festival?

After the success of our first Pittsburgh “4K4GazaKids” last October we were hoping to expand this year’s walk to a regional event. Unfortunately, the Covid 19 virus has put an end to those plans, but at the same time it has opened up an exciting new opportunity for us.

On Saturday September 12, FOSNA Pittsburgh will join UNRWA USA when it holds its first-ever Virtual Gaza 5K. Our goal will be the same as last year: to raise funds to support UNRWA’s mental health services for Palestinian refugee children in Gaza, most of whom have spent their lives living under blockade and repeated military assaults.

After running or walking in your own neighborhood (or even if you can’t get out and run/walk) take part in an online festival where we’ll hear from celebrities, UN officials and Palestinian artists. Check out the information here get involved.unrwausa.orgin virtual-gaza-5k-digital-festival for complete details. If you have any questions, you can contact Leila Richards at or Eileen Olmsted at .

We’ve created a local team and would like to have you be part of it. Ready to join me? Get started by going to FOSNA Pittsburgh PA. After you click on the “REGISTER” button scroll down to the bottom of the page to where you’ll be able to choose the FOSNA Pittsburgh PA team. Fill out the form which appears and at checkout enter the code GAZA5K for $5 off the price of registration. A $35 ticket gets you a *free* commemorative shirt, registers you for the virtual walk/run, an UNRWA USA fundraising page, and exclusive access to a digital festival that you don’t want to miss! Feel free to add a donation over and above your entry fee to further support the cause.

Gaza needs your help more than ever as it endures the Covid epidemic as well as recent air strikes. You’ll also learn about how UNRWA is helping Palestinian refugees affected by the recent massive explosion in Beirut.

Hope to see you on our team!

Leila Richards
Pittsburgh Gaza Virtual Event Coordinator
Friends of Sabeel North America

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm
Sponsored By: 
FOSNA Pittsburgh, United Nations Relief and Work Agency
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