Kiwis run for Hadassah

November 2, 2013 by  
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A team of dedicated New Zealand runners competing in one of the world’s most scenically glorious marathons will also be doing their bit to support a new medical initiative serving Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Sam Treister, Louise Bolton and Patricia Deen

Sam Treister, Louise Bolton and Patricia Deen

The Jerusalem Marathon, a much-anticipated annual event in the eternal city, will for the first time include a New Zealand team when it is next held on March 21, 2014.

The event caters for runners of all levels. Runners can sign up for the full marathon (42km), the half marathon (21km), a10km race and the 4.2km public race.

But runners in Team New Zealand will not just be part of a big run.

The team is also looking to raise funds and awareness for Hadassah Hospital’s Project Rozana, an Australian initiative that has been adopted by Hadassah New Zealand.

The idea of the drive is to bring together people of different faiths and cultures together to raise funds that will make a real difference of hundreds of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by providing treatment and doctor-training at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital.

The project is named for Rozana Ghannam, a four-year old Palestinian girl who was successfully treated in 2012 at Hadassah Hospital after falling from a ninth floor balcony at her home in Ramallah.

To register and to be part of this wonderful event, please click here

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