A new, Bay Ridge-based chapter of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund is being formed in the wake of a local fundraiser for a children’s cancer treatment clinic in the West Bank.
The PCRF is a U.S.-based charity that seeks to improve the health care of Palestinian children through the funding of medical programs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and by arranging travel to hospitals in the U.S. for specialized care.
The PCRF held a benefit last night in Sunset Park to raise funds for a pediatric oncology clinic currently under construction in Beit Jala, located six miles south of Jerusalem. Expected to be complete by the spring of 2013, it would be the first public clinic of its kind in the West Bank.
The PCRF has several chapters across the United States. The new Brooklyn chapter will be hosted by the Arab American Association of New York, located at 7111 Fifth Avenue.