|Event Name:||Belle Isle 5k Walk/Run to Rebuild a School in Ukraine|
|Date:||October 16, 2022|
|Start Time:||1:00 PM|
|Location:||Belle Isle, Detroit, MI , USA|
Come walk with us on Belle Isle, October 16 to rebuild schools in Ukraine destroyed by war. Walk with your family, friends, office mates or alone. Enjoy Michigan’s island treasure in its autumn colors, while enjoying some cultural stops along the pathway, and having FUN! Every step you take brings the reality that children in Chernihiv will be able to return to school very soon! The official USATF 5K route is also a great way for School track teams to get in their practice.
In Ukraine, about 2,300 educational institutions have been damaged and nearly 300 destroyed, leaving only about 25% of schools in the country safe enough to open. We believe that the emotional, mental and intellectual health of a generation of children depends upon properly functioning schools.
That’s why the Ukrainian-American crisis Response Committee of Michigan is partnering with Ukraine TrustChain and Angels of Freedom in their efforts to rebuild schools that were destroyed by the Russian invasion in Chernihiv, a city located in the north-central part of Ukraine.
In Chernihiv, 27 out of 34 schools were damaged during the war. The Angels of Freedom, a Ukrainian volunteer organization, in conjunction with the Department of Education in Chernihiv, has chosen five schools that can be restored relatively easily. They have already successfully rebuilt one, but we need your help to ensure that as many children as possible are able to return to the classroom this Fall.
If you can't join this main event you can host your own walk anytime and anywhere between Oct 15-23.
Please select your ticket or sponsorship level by clicking register/donate.
Ukrainian-American Civic Committee of Metro Detroit; the Ukrainian Congress Committee; the Ukrainian