Over 500 people attended the inaugural city-wide Race For Humanity 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run on Sunday, May 15, at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. This family-friendly event is supported by the Museum’s newly formed Young Professional Committee (YPC).
Funds raised during the event will help the Museum continue to equip and empower the more than 150,000 teachers, students, and the public each year to speak out against prejudice, hatred, and indifference.
“This race will gave families a chance to come together to help make the world a better place,” said YPC co-chair Carly Rehbock. “It was a great opportunity for our community to gain a deeper understanding of what Illinois Holocaust Museum is about: building awareness of the past, in order to prevent atrocities like the Holocaust from happening again.”
Ezra Perlow, took the men’s division in a time of 18:07, and Rachel Sierminski, who led the women in a time of 21:19.