**EDITED TO ADD: this event has been extended through Nov. 11 to allow participation time for those who observe Shabbat.** Join us on Saturday, November 10, 2018, for a virtual 5K run/walk established to raise funds for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.
In the immediate aftermath of the horrific events that unfolded at Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018, our local @jccpgh
provided a safe haven for the families affected and it is currently serving as a crisis center.
In the weeks, months and years that follow, the @jccpgh
will be an integral part of the healing process that will be required for not only the Jewish community but Squirrel Hill neighborhood, and it is our desire to show them the support they will need along this journey. This event is not only meant to raise funds for the JCC, but establish a sense of togetherness — in Pittsburgh and beyond. Because it is a virtual 5K you can register to run (or walk!) from anywhere, at any time of day on Nov. 10. We hope you will join us.
We have also created a t-shirt and tank with the event design donated by the amazing @jonbrentzel
(see link in profile for product images). This image of the hamsa hand with Pittsburgh's skyline and its bridges (known as the Three Sisters), as well as the Star of David is Jon's artistic expression of an open hand, heart, and city in our neighbors' time of need. We are so very grateful to him for this beautiful image.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: 100% of the proceeds from 5K entries and t-shirt/tank sales will be donated to Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. You have four participation options: (1) just the virtual 5K (2) virtual 5K + t-shirt/tank (3) just a t-shirt/tank (4) make a monetary donation of your choice.
ALL PARTICIPANTS AND T-SHIRT BUYERS will receive a virtual swag bag with codes and coupons from our donating sponsors — just a small "thank you" for your support. More information about sponsors will be announced throughout the week.
Thank you — to all of you. For your support, love and wide open eyes. 💚 Link in profile for more information on how to participate.
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