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Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong

Dear family and friends,

When I was in 8th grade, I researched the Six Day War for History Day. I was astonished to read how Jerusalem – against all odds – was back in Jewish hands after 2,000 years! That research project sparked a lifelong quest to find out more about Israel. In 2019, I had the amazing opportunity to run the Jerusalem Marathon on behalf of Run for Zion (RFZ) during Israel’s 70th year of statehood and the American embassy’s first year in Jerusalem! I was amazed at how the community really came out to support sending me there. People who ordinarily would not be interested in Israel were fascinated about the idea of running a marathon there. Even more special, I was able to finish all 18 hills of the marathon and dedicate the race to my grandma, who is currently battling cancer, and take the finisher’s medal home to her!

March 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Jerusalem Marathon, and I hope to lead a small running team there with RFZ. For those of you new to RFZ, RFZ partners with various Israeli nonprofits to feed the hungry, assist Holocaust survivors, comfort terror victims, and more. RFZ will also host three special community-building events: a pre-race pasta feed and prayer time, a Shabbat dinner (special meal, songs, and blessings), and a Sunday worship service.

Will you partner with me in sending me to the 2020 Jerusalem Marathon for this opportunity of a lifetime - to not only run the marathon, but also to lead a team there? I need to raise $5,000 by December 31, 2019.

To donate online, please go to: https://www.runforzion.com/elizabethcwong2020.
Run for Zion (www.runforzion.com) is a ministry of the Genesis 123 Foundation (EIN 83-0789162), whose non-profit status was recently approved by the IRS.

Thanks again for your time, consideration, and prayers.


Sincerely,

Elizabeth

JUL
15

Here's a picture of me presenting the 2019 Jerusalem Marathon to grandma. Love you grandma!

JUN
30

Death Valley is an amazing place to run, even at 111 degree or so heat! Tackled a few sand dunes before sundown. Thanks dad for the wonderful pic!

Some of the lovely hills and lingering snow my friends and training buddies encountered.

Almost sunset and the end of an epic hike at 9,200-12,633 or so feet covering 5,000 feet over 18 mi (went up and down several times). Hiking and trail running are a great way to enjoy hills!

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