The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), is hosting its fourth annual IN THEIR SHOES 5K Run/Walk in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, May 14th to benefit Iraq's most vulnerable children – its orphans, street children and kids fleeing ISIS. Funds raised provide social services and legal aid to children at risk of trafficking and recruitment by terrorist organizations.
This 5K unites diverse advocates in an unprecedented nonpartisan coalition to support these children. The Honorable Allison Silberberg, Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia and His Excellency Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the U.S. will kick off the fundraising 5K event that brings runners, walkers and families together in support of this worthwhile cause.
Check-in is at 7:00 AM, race time 8:00 AM, starting at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 600 Dulany Street Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314. Register here or make a tax deductible donation to the ICF effort here.
Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan C. Crocker (ret) who is on the 5K honorary committee observed, "While I was in Iraq in March, it was evident a new generation is emerging, unlike any other Iraq has ever known. With access to the Internet and the right to think and speak freely, they can reshape this nation and the region. They need our help to change history."
General (Ret.) David Petraeus, Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq during The Surge, also on the 5K honorary committee says, "I am very pleased to be associated with the Iraqi Children Foundation and its efforts to help the children of the Land Between the Two Rivers."
About the Iraqi Children Foundation:
The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), ICF is a Virginia based nonsectarian, nonpartisan tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charity led by volunteers, including Americans who served in Iraq and Iraqi-Americans. ICF is committed to providing loving care to Iraq's most vulnerable children - its orphans, street children and kids fleeing ISIS.