Join UNICEF Next Generation and Madelaine O’Connell on Saturday August 15, as Madelaine leads us through a VIRTUAL 30-minute full-body sculpt class to raise money for UNICEF's relief efforts in Beirut.
You can find Madelaine on the fitness platform Obé, where her sculpt classes are known for toning and elongating every muscle of the body. Mats and 1-3 lb weights are suggested but not necessary! All fitness levels welcome!
To reserve a spot, please purchase a ticket starting at $15 - $60. If you would like to make a larger donation than the ticket amounts, toggle to the "donation" tab or click on the "donation" red button and donate any amount that you wish. 100% of funds raised will go to UNICEF's emergency relief efforts in Beirut. This event is open to the public so please share with friends, family, and fitness lovers!
This event will take place on Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out with your ticket confirmation email.
See you on Saturday!
*Event hosted by UNICEF NextGen Member Tamara Najm
The devastating explosion that rocked Beirut on August 4 — killing at least 100, wounding more than 4,000 and displacing 300,000 from their homes — was the latest chapter in an already terrible crisis unfolding in Lebanon. Economic collapse, food insecurity and a surge in COVID-19 cases have left children and families across the country in need of emergency assistance.
The explosion was triggered by about 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical compound used in agricultural fertilizers and bombs, stored in Beirut's port district. The blast tore through the city, flipping cars and smashing windows. Hospitals, already overwhelmed, were inundated with injured victims. The search for survivors continues.
UNICEF staff are on the ground, helping authorities assess urgently needed medical and vaccine supplies, rushing bottles of water to first responders at the Beirut port and working with child protection colleagues to set up a help line and provide counseling to children traumatized by this latest catastrophe. They are distributing vital supplies including replacement PPE to keep health workers and survivors safe from COVID-19, critical medications, mattresses, blankets, towels, hygiene kits and drinking water. UNICEF is estimating that it will need $4.4 million to support children and families in the aftermath of the explosion.
Learn more about how you can help here: https://www.unicefusa.org/stories/deadly-blast-rocks-lebanon-already-crisis/37528