Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018
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I ran my first half marathon last year to prove to myself that I could do whatever I set my mind to. This year, I want to keep running but with a slightly different purpose. I've always believed that anyone can change the world by helping others in their own little way, and this is my little way. This year, I’ll be running the Blackmores Marathon and raising money for Australia for UNHCR to support the amazing work they do to help refugees build a better future. One of the appeals the UNHCR supports is extremely close to my heart, as they provide protection and assistance for children fleeing extreme violence, exploitation and recruitment by gangs in Central America - including my home country, El Salvador. Please help me help them - every dollar raised will make a big difference in the life of these children and families. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

About my cause: Australia for UNHCR

Emergency Response

Support from donors allows UNHCR to go straight into action.

When violence erupts and disaster strikes, support from donors allows UNHCR to go straight into action. UNHCR is often first in and last out in a refugee crisis, able to have staff and supplies on the ground within 72 hours.
 
Our emergency response mechanisms include contingency planning, mobilising global stockpiles of relief items and the immediate deployment of teams of trained personnel.
 
Ongoing Care

UNHCR aims to improve the quality of life of all people in its care, including the long-term displaced.

This includes providing special protection services for women and children, and ensuring all refugees access to healthcare and safe shelter. UNHCR also coordinates education and livelihood programs to help people develop the skills they need to achieve self-reliance and maintain hope and dignity.

About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018

The 2018 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 16, 2018 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2018.

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