We express wishes for Eid Mubarak to those observing, offering our thoughts in solidarity with Palestine.
Over the last few days there have been at least 150,000 contacts by civil society members to the Canadian government. So far no response of any substance, so our work continues.
Thank you to all who have written letters to the Canadian government and to the CBC over the last few days, and joined the Canadian focused #SaveSheikhJarrah Twitter storm on Saturday that reached 1+M.
We will be in touch with other actions shortly, but today on Eid al-Fitr, we wanted to share the 125 km ultramarathon that will be happening on May 22, and ask for your support.
Just Peace Advocates is pleased to support another project centred around an even greater effort by Russell Lavis, a young man from Toronto. Last November, he ran 100km Ultramarathon and raised over $10,000 to benefit Palestinian mothers and children. This year he has upped it to 125 km Ultramarathon with a goal of $30,000 – the run is on Saturday, May-22. It takes unimaginable persistence and we are thankful that Russell dedicates this monumental effort to saving Palestinian lives.
Read more in May 10 article in Rabble by Robert Massoud
The 125 km Ultramarathon is the final push in HELP GAZA BREATHE , a fundraising campaign by the CJPME Foundation. The campaign aims to raise $150,000 to buy medical oxygen equipment for Gaza hospitals to meet the dire need of medical oxygen to fight Covid. Already almost $100,000 has been raised in the overall campaign. Russell’s run brought over $11,000 of his $30,000 goal in the first few days. facebook, instagram, twitter
I would like to invite you to join the effort by sponsoring Russell either with $/km or fixed amount on CJPME Foundation site. All donations will be acknowledged and tax-deductible receipts issued (over $20) in Canada. Funds raised are matched by PSAC (Public Service Alliance) Social Justice Fund. Donations from outside Canada are welcomed but no tax receipts.
Donations can be made:
I hope you can be in on this goal. Let us meet Russell’s persistence with our own. Thank you for your willingness to donate.