Syrian Children Refugee Crisis

Raiders Run for Refugees


A Syrian child refugee has no place to call home. This child lives in constant fear, uncertainty and instability. Where will the next meal come from? Where will they sleep? Where will they live? And worst of all, what if loved ones are lost and a child is left all alone? For this child, basics like going to school, reading and playing are distant memories – and the future is a dream.

We are Wellesley High School students who are running the Gloucester Twin-Lobster half marathon for Syrian refugees. We both feel like the Syrain Refugee Crisis is an issue that needs to be adressed. Since we both enjoy running, we think the half marathon is a perfect way to combine our interests and raise money for a good cause. 

Thanks to your determination and generosity, together, we are helping Syria’s children heal from the physical and emotional wounds of war. When compassionate people like you support our relief efforts, then we can protect and care for more girls and boys. Since the crisis began, we’ve been reaching children and families in besieged areas, refugee camps and host communities. Despite extreme challenges, we’ve helped more than 2 million children inside war-torn Syria.

We don't want to create a competition between ourselves, so please donate to the team page instead of individual runners.


Christopher Harding and Hayden Blakely


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