Freshman Emma Cohen is participating in the Daffodil Dash—a 5K/1 mile run/walk in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children who continue to suffer in the face of humanitarian crises in the world today. Funds raised will help create the worldwide Living Holocaust memorial where 1.5 million daffodils—the shape and color of the daffodils representing the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust—will be planted in memory of the children.
Donations also support Holocaust education and organizations such as Kids forKids, Raising Southern Sudan, and Agahozo Shalom, that help children and families in remote villages in Darfur, South Sudan, and Rwanda. Additionally, the race supports the Atlanta Holocaust Survivor Fund that provides medical, dental, and home care for Atlanta survivors. The Daffodil Dash is part of Genocide Prevention and Awareness month in Georgia.
The event will take place Sunday, March 31, in Dunwoody at Brook Run Park. Learn more by visiting this page.