#run4life – day 4

Another vote of confidence, this one came from a childhood friend. He committed 1000 usd and volunteered to join the run in support. 1500 usd, 48,500 usd remaining!

#run4life – day 3

First sponsorship came in! 500 usd committed from a dear friend and a long time supporter of children’s charitable causes I’ve been involved in.

#run4life – day 2

Day 2

You can do it!

I kept telling myself while training.. remembered Khalil‘s rehabilitation .. if he could walk after a few days of his prosthetic fitting, I should be able to do this!

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Baby steps.. increased my time and distance.  Got advice from a friend to alternate speed.. a faster 5 minute and a slower one.. he committed to training with me.  Ran into my old gym trainer on metro, he advised I train three times a week, and double the distance on weekends.  Your thoughts?

Goal..

Raise 50,000 USD for the PCRF & PACES

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Want to help?

here’s what you can do…

  1. please stay tuned to blog updates on my training progress
  2. follow my twitter account @rchakaki and retweet with the hash-tag #run4life
  3. recommend the charities to your friends
  4. volunteer with the charities in any skill you have to offer
  5. donate generously (details will follow)

Where it all began ..

Years ago upon returning to the Middle East, I volunteered at a center for children with special needs and a center for abandoned children.  Those two experiences inspired me to to build KENZ (Arabic for Treasure), a project that would support children and youth. I wanted to focus the worlds attention on children and youth of the Arab World who seemed forgotten by the media, politics and the economic situation. I knew it would be a collaborative model, but I wasn’t clear on how I would build it; it didn’t happen, it wasn’t time.

Instead of KENZ, I find myself today representing two charities the PACES & PCRF, and supporting many causes and organizations working with children and youth in the Arab World.

My vision is to see collaboration among all individuals, charities and organizations working to enable Arab children and youth to live a prosperous and dignified life.

Tune in for more…