The Edmond Sun

November 16, 2012

Syrian Oklahomans plan ‘Walk for the Children of Syria’


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Oklahoma chapter of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), will sponsor a humanitarian “Walk for the Children of Syria” at the Oklahoma State Capitol, South plaza. The event is one part of the global Walk for Children of Syria campaign that is taking place across the world and in more than 27 major cities across the U.S. to raise awareness of the plight of those fighting for freedom in Syria.

The Oklahoma City walk will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p .m. Nov. 17 at 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.

The walk will be a nationwide event to raise awareness about the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria and generate vital funds for children suffering under the dictatorship of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian regime has launched a brutal crackdown for the last 21 months to suppress an uprising for democracy in the country. Thousands of children in Syria have become victims of indiscriminate attacks characterizing the regime’s bloody crackdown. Brutal crimes have reportedly claimed the lives of more than 3,000 children, forcing more than 367,000 people to flee their homes seeking safety in neighboring countries. Also, more than 5 millions are internally displaced from their homes.

The Syrian American Medical Society is a nonprofit, non-political, educational and humanitarian organization. Its members are medical professionals of Syrian descent. The objectives of SAMS encompass a range of professional, educational, humanitarian and cultural activities.

To see the Walk for Children of Syria official website go to http://www.walk4childrenofsyria.org/.