IRIS Run for Refugees

Sat January 30 - Sun February 14 New Haven, CT 06511 US

Just Jewelers
Running for What's Right


Raised of $500


From the Bench to the Burn

Just Jewelers - Virtual IRIS Run for Refugees 2021

This team is for anyone who creates or appreciates jewelry.  Of course, we even have our own runner's pin.

We have just started a new year and even though we are still quarantining and being careful about our social interactions, we could all use some more exercise. As jewelers we put our passion into our pieces.  We can translate that passion into more movement and a healthier lifestyle by getting from behind the bench and running or walking for a just cause.

Jewelers know what it’s like to start over after cracking a stone, incompletely casting a piece or messing up a beading pattern.  Imagine what it’s like to be forced to uproot your family out of fear of persecution, torture or death, simply for your political or religious beliefs, or simply because of who you are.  That’s why the Run for Refugees is so important.

For some of us it takes a little more motivation to get moving, so from the bench to the burn, the torch to the trot, from soldering to sauntering, or from wire wrapping to walking , I could go on, we can get motivated by IRIS’ mission of helping refugees and immigrants.

To steal a quote from the IRIS website, “Welcoming persecuted people from other countries is America’s most noble tradition “. So join us and start a new healthier lifestyle while helping those in need.  


Just Jewelers Team Members

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